6 Genius Pie Tools

These gadgets make shaping, baking, and storing your seasonal desserts easy as—dare we say it—pie.


Tovolo Precision Pie Crust Cutter


This utensil works like a compass to measure and cut out flawless rounds of dough. Four different cutting wheels are included to create a straight, scalloped, loosely waved, or rippled circumference. The arm adjusts in length from a 3-inch to a 14-inch diameter for detail work and larger format projects.

To buy: $10, surlatable.com.

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Williams-Sonoma Lattice Piecrust Cutter


Why weave a lattice top when this giant cookie cutter makes one in less than a minute? The BPA-free plastic neatly peels away from dough to create a pristine 12-inch pie top.

To buy: $20, williams-sonoma.com.

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Pie Crust Shield


Skip the tented foil: this professional-quality nonstick barrier fits snugly over a 9-inch or 10-inch pie, stays in place during baking, and lifts off easily. Not only does it prevent the crust from burning, but also helps it bake to an even golden-brown. Dishwasher safe.

To buy: $6, stonewallkitchen.com.

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Wooden Pie Picks - Set of 5


These birch wood markers hint at what’s underneath the piecrust, so there’s no mistaking apple pie for pear. They’re hand-drawn and laser-cut to depict popular flavors, including peach, pumpkin, pecan, apple, and cherry. Wash and dry them gently to reuse.

To buy: $32, uncommongoods.com.

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Zyliss Pie and Cake Server


After making a picture-perfect pie, you deserve gorgeous slices, too. This dishwasher-safe cutter is actually two cutters sandwiched together: one that’s metal with serrated edges for cutting, and one that’s nonstick and slides forward to release the slice neatly onto the plate.

To buy: $13, surlatable.com.

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Stay Fresh Pie Keeper


This BPA-free workhorse fits 9-inch pies and has a domed lid to fit lattice tops. Its lid snaps tightly in place to create a snug seal that prevents moisture loss. The lightweight container is great for transporting pies to parties and is freezer safe.

To buy: $6, containerstore.com.

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