19 Essential Pie Making Tools Every Baker Needs
You have the enticing pie recipe, the fresh ingredients, butter chilling in the fridge; all you need are the essential pie making tools to get started. Baking a pie at home is an exciting endeavor, and using the best tools for the job can make the baking process smoother and more enjoyable. So, we’ve gathered the 19 pie making tools every baker needs to help you get started.
Whether you're a skilled home baker, just getting started or preparing for some online baking classes, this list covers everything you need for pie making mastery.
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Best Pie Making Tools
1. Mrs. Anderson's Silicone 16.5" Pie Crust Maker Bag
The Mrs. Anderson's Silicone 16.5" Pie Crust Maker Bag is an essential pie making tool for achieving perfectly round and consistent pie crusts. The naturally non-stick silicone surface easily releases dough without holes or torn edges, helping you create beautiful pie crusts with minimal mess and zero guesswork.
2. Mrs. Anderson's Apple Peeling Machine
For apple pie bakers, Mrs. Anderson's Apple Peeling Machine is one of the most essential pie tools to have in your kitchen. The machine simultaneously peels, cores and slices apples, exponentially cutting down prep time. This tool is essential for any high-volume apple task, like making applesauce or apple butter.
3. Fante's Cousin Rosa's Pastry Cutter
A pastry cutter is great to have on hand for making decorative lattice pie crusts or trimming the ends of a round pie crust. Fante's Cousin Rosa's Pastry Cutter boasts two stainless steel blades: one straight and one zig zag. This tool glides through pie crust with ease, creating crisp cuts in any pastry dough.
4. Mrs. Anderson's 12" Classic Rolling Pin
A beautiful, practical rolling pin is one of the most essential pie making tools to have in your home kitchen. Mrs. Anderson's 12" Classic Rolling Pin is made from solid maple and has sturdy steel ball bearings to ensure even rolling, making it one of the best pie crust tools to have in your baking arsenal.
5. Mrs. Anderson's Baking Pastry Dough Scraper
A pastry dough scraper makes transferring, portioning and scraping dough clean and easy. Mrs. Anderson's Baking Pastry Dough Scraper gets the job done with a solid wood handle and sturdy stainless steel blade. You’ll wonder how you ever managed without this useful pie making tool!
6. Mrs. Anderson's Baking Pastry Blender
Mrs. Anderson's Baking Pastry Blender joins the list of best pie baking tools because it makes it easier than ever to cut butter into pie crusts. Made from solid stainless steel, this pastry blender will cleanly cut through butter to incorporate it smoothly into dry ingredients. This versatile tool can also be used for all kinds of pastry, from scones to biscuits.
7. Ballarini Silicone Pastry Brush
A silicone pastry brush is perfect for brushing butter on top of a pie crust before popping it in the oven. The Ballarini Silicone Pastry Brush is a fantastic tool for this delicate brushwork; its silicone bristles are gentle on pans and crusts, while the ergonomic handle ensures a comfortable grip. It even has a hanging hole for easy storage.
8. Cuisinart Pro Custom 11 11 Cup Food Processor
The Cuisinart Pro Custom 11 11 Cup Food Processor will be your new go-to pie making tool for blending graham cracker crusts, cutting butter into flour and more. This machine has an industrial-quality motor and a variety of slicing, chopping and shredding blades for professional results every time.
9. Anolon Advanced Bakeware 9" Springform Pan
A springform pan is the secret to a deep-dish pastry crust, and the Anolon Advanced Bakeware 9" Springform Pan will not let your sky-high crust dreams down. The durable nonstick coating makes for an easy release, and the professional leak-proof lock keeps all the ingredients nestled in the pan. The perfect pie making tool for deep dish apple pies, chicken pot pies and of course, cheesecakes.
10. Zwilling Kitchen Scale
A kitchen scale is key to precisely measuring ingredients for any baked good, including pies. The cordless Zwilling Kitchen Scale, developed in Germany and designed in Italy, is sleek, easy to use and precise. Its built-in LCD display can read out measurements in grams, kilograms, ounces and pounds, and it charges quickly with an included USB cable.
11. Mrs. Anderson's Measuring Cups - Set of 4
This simple, durable set of Mrs. Anderson's Measuring Cups is a timeless option for a pie making tool you’ll use again and again in the kitchen. Made of stainless steel, these nestable measuring cups come in 1/4, 1/3, 1/2 and 1 cup increments and will stand the test of time.
12. Mason Cash S12 11.5" Mixing Bowl
A mixing bowl is one of the essential pie making tools to have in your kitchen for mixing up all parts of the pie, from crust to filling. The Mason Cash S12 11.5" Mixing Bowl, embossed with fox forest scenes inspired by folk tales of the mid-19th century, is a beautiful addition to your baking tools. Made from high-quality stoneware, this bowl is heavy enough to stay still while you mix but light enough to hold with one arm. It’s also chip-resistant, so you can enjoy the bowl for baking project after baking project.
13. Harold Import Co. Mixing Bowl 2 Qt
For a more classic mixing bowl option, the Harold Import Co. Mixing Bowl 2 Qt won’t let you down. Made from heavyweight stainless steel, the brushed finish hides fingerprints while the reinforced rim prevents warping. This versatile bowl is perfect for mixing dough, syrupy fillings or delicate crumbles. Plus, this pie making tool is dishwasher safe for easy clean up.
14. Mrs. Anderson's Measuring Spoons - Set of 6
Mrs. Anderson's Measuring Spoons - Set of 6 is the no-frills utensil for precise measuring you need in your pie making tool kit. This set includes a 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 and a full teaspoon, as well as a full tablespoon and a bonus 2 teaspoon. Each spoon is clearly engraved and they nest, making storage a breeze.
Best Pie Cutter Tool
15. Mrs. Anderson's Pie Marker
Take the guesswork out of cutting evenly-sliced pieces of pie with Mrs. Anderson's Pie Marker. Made of durable, high-quality stainless steel, this pie marker scores pie crusts to ensure eight even, professional slices, which reduces waste and improves presentation.
Best Pie Weights
16. Mrs. Anderson's Ceramic Pie Weights
Pie weights ensure even heating when you blind-bake a pie crust, helping avoid bubbling, shrinking or buckling — a key pie making tool for any home baker. Mrs. Anderson's Ceramic Pie Weights, made from ceramic stoneware, are ideal for any size of fresh or frozen crusts, and make a perfect gift for bakers.
Best Pie Crust Tool
17. Mrs. Anderson's 10" Pie Crust Shield
Never burn the edges of your pie again — Mrs. Anderson's 10" Pie Crust Shield is the environmentally-friendly answer to prevent burning and over-browning. Compared to aluminum foil, this solid aluminum pie crust shield is simple to fit onto a pie and is also reusable. This pie making tool is perfect for frozen and homemade pies as well as blind baking empty pie shells.
18. Mrs. Anderson's Adjustable Silicone Pie Shield
If you’re looking for a more flexible pie shield, Mrs. Anderson's Adjustable Silicone Pie Shield is your answer. Mrs Anderson's Adjustable Silicone Pie Shield prevents burning and over-browning, and the adjustable fit allows you to flex the shield to fit each unique pie. Reusable, non-stick and dishwasher safe, this is the ideal baking accessory for home bakers.
Best Pie Dish
19. Mason Cash 10" Pie Dish
No list of essential pie making tools is complete without a pie dish. The Mason Cash 10" Pie Dish, encircled with charming woodland designs and made from durable stoneware, would be a beautiful addition to your kitchen. This roomy dish provides plenty of room for filling, and even has a lip to aid crimping.
Whether you outfitted your entire kitchen or just picked up a few new items, hopefully you found a helpful item on this list of pie making tools. Now it’s time to jump into the kitchen and get started. Hot, bubbly, freshly-baked pie awaits!
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