21 Essential Pie-Making Tools You'll Use Now and Forever
In what looks like a serendipitous turn of events, Pi Day has fallen on one of the biggest snow days to hit the Northeast all winter.
If you find yourself cozied up at home today, get yourself into a hygge mood with your favorite playlist, throw on a stylish apron, and bake up your favorite pie. Want to ensure a smooth pie-making experience? Be sure to arm yourself with the best tools first. From decidedly simple (but no less helpful) instruments, to more high-tech, optional gadgets, all are tested and designed to help you make easy work out of creating that perfectly flaky crust and the Instagram-worthy lattice top that may or may not accompany it.
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When it comes to working in the kitchen, proper preparation is half the battle! Below, some of our favorite pie-making tools, many of which will perform double-duty in the kitchen long after your homemade pie has been devoured.
Clear Mixing Bowls
But we won't judge you AT ALL if you want to speed up the crust-making process with a couple of quick pulses. Hey, Ina does it!
Baking Mat with Measurements
Lattice Pie Crust Cutter
Ceramic Pie Weights
Ceramic Pie Plate
Did this stoneware pie plate make you swoon, too? Almost makes finishing the pie a real treat.
File this under: things we didn't realize we needed. Until pie insurance becomes customary, PieBoxes will do.
The gold edge adds a stylish, subtle accent to this stainless steel server.
Wooden Pie Server
The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book
This book from the popular Brooklyn pie shop and cafe is worth it for the signature salted caramel apple pie recipe alone. Flaky crusts, guaranteed.
Sweeter Off the Vine: Fruit Desserts for Every Season
Another welcome addition to your cookbook shelf, Arefi's book is filled with innovative fruit-filled desserts (yes, plenty of pie and pie derivatives, included) that will keep you hooked long after that last slice is gone.