My favorite tools for pie baking!
I often get asked what tools I use when I bake a pie, and so here they are all in one place!
There’s nothing flashy or expensive, and in fact the biggest price tag on this list is a whopping $13. Mixing bowls and measuring spoons are kind of a given so I haven’t included them here. What you’ll find here instead are more pie-specific tools— like a pastry blender, pie weights, and a rolling pin. Read on to see what I can’t bake without!
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Essential pie toolkit
These are the tools I use every time I bake a pie, and that I couldn’t do without!
Pastry Blender, $10.99
A pastry blender is an absolute must when it comes to making homemade pie crust, and you’ll find it’s useful for plenty of other baking recipes too.
Rolling Pin, $13.00
Feel free to use whatever rolling pin you have that works best for you, but I love my french-style rolling pin. It has tapered ends that make it easy to grasp, giving me more control for even rolling.
Bench Scraper, $9.99
A bench scraper is super handy to have while you’re rolling out pie crust, plus it makes cleanup afterwards a breeze!
Pie Dish, $7.07
I use a variety of pie dishes— ceramic, glass, and metal; deep-dish and traditional. This is my favorite all-purpose pie dish. It’s the standard 9 inches in diameter (which works for almost all pie recipes), has a flat edge, and I love that the glass means I can see through to the crust.
Additional pie tools
These tools aren’t necessary, but can be very helpful!
Pie Weights, $5.99
You can get away with dried beans or rice, but a set of ceramic pie weights will last you forever. They transfer heat evenly and are easy to clean and store.
Pie Shield, $7.99
I usually cheat and just use foil, but a ceramic pie shield does a better job and it cuts down on waste.
Take the guess work out of rolling out pie crust and other pastries! Plus this mat also has temperature, weight, and measurement conversion charts right at your fingertips.
Pastry Wheel, $4.64
Perfect for slicing crust strips for a lattice or other decoration. A 2-in-1 double wheel means you can choose either straight or scalloped edges.
Pastry Brush, $8.99
I didn’t put this on the must-haves because you can get away without it, but I brush every pie I bake with an egg wash before baking. It makes all the difference in presentation!
I am so excited to give away every single one of the above tools to one lucky reader. This is in no way sponsored, just a little something from me to you. Because I love baking pies! And I want to share the love. So enter using the widget below, and GOOD LUCK! Update: this giveaway is now closed.