Pie-Making Tools and Tasty Treats
Emile Henry Pie Dish
A kitchen classic for a reason: This trusty earthenware pie plate is heavy enough to conduct heat for even browning, deep enough to hold bubbling juices, and pretty enough to go from the oven to the table.
To buy: $45 at emilehenryusa.com.
Featured November 2011
Adjustable Silicone Pie Crust Shield
Your days of fussing with foil to protect a darkening crust are over. Achieve perfect golden edges with this clever protector, which can be set to fit pies between 8 and 10 inches.
To buy: $10 for one at kingarthurflour.com.
Pie Contest in a Box
Know any competitive bakers? This nifty kit provides everything you need—badges, ribbons, scorecards, and recipes—to find out whose pie really takes the cake.
To buy: $9.50 at amazon.com.
Momofuku Milk Bar Franken Pie
There’s nothing monstrous about this delectable creation from one of New York’s trendiest bakeries: Slices of gooey crack pie—think pecan pie without the nuts—share a plate with cheesecake-filled cinnamon bun pie and salty-sweet candy bar pie.
To buy: $44 for one 10-inch pie at momofukustore.com.
Williams-Sonoma Festive Fall Piecrust Cutters
Making decorative pastry leaves is a snap with these ingenious spring-loaded cutters. Each set includes a turkey, acorn, pumpkin, and maple leaf cutter.
To buy: $20 for a set of four at williams-sonoma.com.
Trader Joe’s Frozen Pie Crust
Can’t cook? No problem. Even non-bakers can turn out impressive desserts using this light and flaky pre-rolled dough. Bonus: It’s trans fat-free.
To buy: $4 at Trader Joe’s stores nationwide.
Mini Pie Dish
Your guests will agree that good (and delicious) things really come in small packages when you serve dessert in these adorable porcelain dishes.
To buy: $2 for one dish at crateandbarrel.com and Crate and Barrel stores nationwide.
Mom’s Southern Pecan Pie
What’s Thanksgiving without pecan pie? This perennial favorite comes loaded with tender nuts. Warm vanilla notes and a hint of cinnamon make it taste like home.
To buy: $16 at momsapplepieco.com.