Breville Personal Pie Maker

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A very good friend of mine gifted me with a Breville Personal Pie Maker for Christmas. I had no idea just what a wonderful and valued companion this little device would become in our household. The first time I used it I followed the manual to the letter. Then when I realized just how easy this thing is to use, I filed the manual away and have not looked at it since. Seriously…

I am not a photographer so please excuse the poor photos. Getting better at taking photos is on my list of ‘To Dos’ this year. πŸ™‚ I already have a certain camera on my Amazon wish list.

The handle on the Breville does not get hot and it has a latch to close it for cooking and for storage. The machine itself DOES get hot so no touching when cooking.

Breville Pie Maker

The pie maker has 2 lights on it. Red for when it’s turned on but not ready to cook yet. Green for when it’s ready to cook.

Breville Lights

The Breville open.

Breville Open

Breville Tools

Breville Tools

The Breville tools are really the key ingredient for making the pie maker successful. The tool at the top of the photo is the cutout tool. One side makes the bottom and the other side makes the top. The next tool down the left side of the photo makes the bottom press exactly right in to the Breville. No messing around. The last tool – that long forked thingy – is what lifts the finished product out of the Breville in perfect shape. I must confess that I had serious doubts about that particular tool. So many things could go wrong. I have made many pies now since receiving this and did not have a single problem with any of them.

One thing I have learned that I have never seen mentioned is that different fillings cook at different rates. For instance: Peach filling cooks at a different rate than cherry filling. So the key is to make all 4 pies with the same filling. I thought fruit was fruit, but not when you are making pies with the Breville.

Another of the key factors in working with this pie maker is to keep your pie crust chilled. If you do that, it will work great.

So there you have it. My review of the Breville Personal Pie Maker. I love it! This is an activity I plan on sharing with my grandchildren. πŸ™‚

How about you? Have you ever used one of these pie makers? What are your experiences with it? Β Is this an activity you have shared with your grandchildren?Β 

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  1. Mary Slagel says:

    I have never even heard of this product but I am so glad I have. I love making pies–I got that love from my great grandma who I use to bake pies with growing up– and being able to make smaller pies is even better. I made miniature pumpkin pies for thanksgiving and they were a huge hit. They are so much easier to serve and you don't have to worry about cutting into a big pie for just one slice and wasting the rest like my boyfriend often does. This is definitely a product I will consider buying–primarily because your review did a great job talking it up.

    • Geek Girl says:

      I truly do love this product. If you already like making pies, this will only add more options for you. πŸ™‚

  2. It's a fun way to make different pies for the kids. I can see making some pot pies and then dessert pies with this.

    • Geek Girl says:

      Pot pies are on the agenda for future use. I am having too much fun with the fruit pies right now. LOL

  3. JeriWB says:

    I won this pie maker from a certain friend as well! The pie maker itself is sturdy and of great quality that will last a long time. Thanks for pointing out that different fillings cook at different rates. I've only tried cherry ones so far. I didn't read the booklet before starting, and did not realize that regular pie crust wouldn't cook as well on top as buttery crust would. My husband and I are going to try apple filling next, and then it's on to making some beef pot pies, which are on my list of food favorites.

    • Geek Girl says:

      This coming from someone who does not cook! Another person won over by this amazing machine! πŸ™‚

  4. findingourwaynow says:

    I love my Breville Pie Maker. It is such a fun tool and it makes awesome little individual pies. I know what you mean about the tools. That fork thingy makes taking the pies out of the pie maker a breeze. BTW: kids love helping make pies with this.

    • Geek Girl says:

      I am most definitely putting this on the list of future activities for my grandchildren. πŸ™‚

  5. What a neat idea. Never heard of pie makers before but from what you say it sounds great.

    • Geek Girl says:

      These things are great. From pot pies to fruit pies. Quick, easy, and yummy. πŸ™‚

  6. laurabeckersherman says:

    Wow, what a great invention. I'm intrigued! I am not a baker, so this might be a good option for me. Thanks!

    • Geek Girl says:

      I am not a baker either, but I love this machine!

  7. Gerald Smith says:

    Great review. I do love a good minced pie and would love to use this to make some. Thanks for sharing

    • Geek Girl says:

      Try it. You won't be disappointed. πŸ™‚