Breville Personal Pie Maker

The Personal Pie
There are counterop appliances that will cook waffles for us, grill our paninis and even bake mini cupcakes – why not add an appliance that will bake up some pies to the collection? The Breville Personal Pie Maker is a countertop gadget that bakes four individually sized pies at a time in just about 10 minutes. Pie-making doesn’t get any quicker or easier than that.

The pie maker has four cavities that heat the pie pastry inside from both the top and the bottom. The pastry is in direct contact with the hot pie maker, which is what allows for that fast cooking time. You can use pie pastry or even puff pastry to make the crust for the pies, and the Personal Pie includes a dough cutter that makes it easy to cut the dough to the appropriate size for the machine. The surface of the pie maker is nonstick, so the pies will slide out easily and any escaped filling will be easy to wipe off the surface. Since the baking time is short, fillings will need to be cooked before being added to the pies, as most things (fruit fillings, meat pies, etc.) will not have the time that they need to cook fully and thicken.

Traditional pie making isn’t going anywhere, but I can see a gadget like this dramatically increasing how often I bake pies. Faster, less cleanup and you can bake one for yourself just as easily as you can bake more for a crowd – and indulging in my own little cherry pie with a big scoop of ice cream on top on any given weeknight sounds pretty good to me!

11 comments

  1. I bought one of these for my mom’s birthday. It is next week. I can’t wait of her to bake a pie in it….I got it for her because she loves to makes pies but sometimes a little one is perfect!

  2. Because I love all things mini, Breville, and pies, I wanted this pretty badly around last Christmas.

    My sister went to look at one at Williams Sonoma and said it seems like the pies can only hold a little bit of filling, so it looks like too much dough, not enough filling, so I passed. I like a pretty even dough to filling ratio! (Granted I think she was going to buy it for me, so maybe she talked us both out of it! haha!)

    Now the Breville Smart Oven toaster oven–I can’t recommend that one enough!

  3. This is genius for pot pies, I want one!

  4. This thing looks really cool! I can see using it to make little chicken pot pies. :)

  5. Looks great. I agree about the filling to crust ration.

    Too bad on W-S seems to be carrying this.

  6. I just got this in the mail and couldn’t wait to use it. I made two pies right away that came out pipping hot! Perfect for Country Crock cinnamon apples and Pillsbury crust. In 10 minutes we had dessert. I will be gifting another one of these to my family for christmas this year!!!

  7. Just got one of these (Sunbeam version) and the filling to crust ratio isn’t a problem. Filled Cherry pie filling a bit more than the directions and the machine seals them perfectly. The same for pot pies. No worries here. I’m going to be making lots of mini pies, sweet and savory, for the freezer.

  8. Oh my gosh this is fantastic. I use my pie maker all the time. If you don’t have one, you need one. You can use all sorts of different things for both crust and filling. I highly recommend.

  9. I bought this for myself this year & LOVE IT! Highly recommended for the bakers that want something fast and easy for dessert.

  10. My Father in Law just loves pie and since i do most of the cooking in their home it was a hint for me to make some pie. Well let me tell you this made my life easier. this is the best gift one can get. I have had it about a week now , I have made from Breakfast, lunch , dinner and dessert in this .. I love love love this… Holiday is coming and i cant wait to make some personal gifts for my friends and family ,, Who don;t like a personal gift of pie … Worth every cent .. Clean ups a breeze. Chicken Pot Pie OOOH MY ….

  11. This thing heats up fast and cooks evenly

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