Monday, April 23, 2012

LITTLE PIES...AND A NEW TOY FOR ME!

I ADORE little pies! The Breville mini pie maker has been on my wish list for the last year, so when I found out about a  three day sale at Williams-Sonoma, I just couldn't pass it up for $49.95. When I placed the order, I chatted with customer service for almost 20 minutes. She was very passionate about it and wanted to share her experience with me.

Our very first pies were cherry because cherry is our favorite. Mini egg breakfast pies are next on the list. I'm thinking with summer just around the corner, mini savory pies with a side salad will make nice summer meals. 

  Photo courtesy of Williams-Sonoma      
                  
                            


 In the instruction book, they recommend using either a pie crust or puff pasty. We've tried them both ways, and prefer the puffed pastry.                                      




It's a sturdy, easy to clean machine. I bake for my mom and next door neighbor on a regular basis, so this will make it so simple. Who doesn't love a little pie?  Having a jar of  pie filling makes it even easier.  Takes about 10 minutes to bake (not including 5 minutes prep time). Clean up is a breeze...just wipe.

I am joining the Cozy Home Party and Foodie Friday. Thanks for stopping by!

Debbie

Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..

22 comments:

  1. Ah, you made them already! After your heads up on the sale I had such good intentions but didn't make anything yet. I will make the breakfast egg pies this week. Your cherry pies look great. I'll get some puff pastry. Did you make your own pie dough? I have store bought.

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    1. Carol, I've only used the store bought pie dough so far. Did not care for the taste :-( I'm making my own next time or will happily use the puff pastry which we loved.

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  2. I have never seen this (however I don't eat pies = haha) but it looks like you will certainly enjoy it! I have a funny story for you: Last week while on Cape Cod, I bought 1 yd of M-C checked ribbon to use for Xmas stockings...I got home and it looked a bit short. The girl measured 33" and I was furious (at $10.00 yd). So, I emailed the store to tell them about it...they gave me a store credit! It's only a 5 1/2 hour drive to use it - haha

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  3. This is a new gadget for me--might just have to order one--so adorable, Debbie! Thinking mini cherry pies for the 4th of July...

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  4. I love the pie maker... I don't make pies that much...but might with that! It is just so cute, you have to have it!

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  5. These are so beautiful!!!! I saw something similar at Williams Sonoma too, they have the nicest little appliances! These are so cute!!!!

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  6. Yum!! They look fun to experiment with too. I think i need one...lol

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  7. Oh yum and I have just the tablescape! Heehee!

    I can only imagine the fun you're going to have making pies now. Enjoy!

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  8. I would love to have one of those!!! I love pie, but I don't like to make big ones anymore because they just go to waste after a couple of pieces. I'll be on the lookout for the next time they go on sale. That would be the perfect solution to at least one meal each week as well as dessert whenever I want it!!!

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  9. Debbie, My pantry and cabinets are at maximum capacity but I'm regretting passing on that WS pie maker when I saw that price a couple of weeks ago! I love the idea of little savory pies too :)

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  10. Debbie, I think that pie maker is a wonderful invention! I love pies but do not enjoy the trouble of making them. This would be a big help with that problem. I bet you will have fun creating a variety of pies. Thanks sharing this at the party.--------- Shannon

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  11. Congratulations on your new toy, Debbie! That is so sweet of you to bake for your mom and neighbor. Those little pies look delicious.

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  12. That is the cutest gadget! I love gadgets. Your pies look delish, Debbie.

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  13. oh yum! love that pie maker. Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. What fun! I saw this little pie maker at WS and wondered how well it works. Your little pies look delicious. I love kitchen gadgets too.

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  15. Glad to hear you like the machine, it's always good to hear other folks reviews:@)

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  16. Those pies are just too cute. I want to try them. I will look for them. Your pies look good.
    Pat

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  17. I saw these but didn't get one -- gld you like it I may have to rethink!

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  18. Hi Debbie, I looked at that little pie maker awhile back. I have the Breville toaster/ convection oven and love it. I'm glad you love the pie maker. I didn't know about the half price sale! Wow!! Happy weekend!

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  19. What a sweet little machine...I am a pie gal too and this would be so fun to have! Thank you for sharing.
    And thank you for leaving a comment the other day on my blog...love visiting you. xo Happy weekend.

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  20. Yum Yum Yum!

    I'm going to start a monthly party at my blog and would love you to join. Check out my blogg from 1st of May for more info. And also maybe become a new happy follower?! :-)

    www.meandmysweets.blogspot.com

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  21. They look great! I think you are on to something about the taste of the store bought dough. When I read the reviews several people said they didn't work well in the pie baker.
    Enjoy your new toy!

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