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The 5 must-have tools for your fall pie baking projects

Baking can be relaxing and satisfying, but making the perfect pie is a life-long pursuit for some. Award-winning pies take a lot of time and know-how to create, but as long as you have the right baking utensils, you can certainly bake one that would make your grandmother proud. We’ll walk you through how to make a crowd-pleasing pie by adding a few essential tools to your baking arsenal.

baked pie with lattice top
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What you need to make pie

Zulay Professional Dough Blender, Pastry Cutter

To mix up your pie dough perfectly, you need a dough blender. These gadgets have crisp wire blades that evenly distribute all of your dough ingredients for a flaky, delicious crust. Zulay’s Professional Dough Blender is made with tough stainless steel for durable, rust-proof blades that will cut through the thickest dough. It also has a comfortable handle that’s soft and slip-resistant so your hands won’t get sore as you work.

Why we love it:

  • Stainless-steel construction
  • Rust-proof
  • Comfortable handle

HelferX 15 inch Long Stainless Steel Rolling Pin

The perfect rolling pin for making pies, HelferX Stainless Steel Rolling Pin beats out the wooden variety since it’s much easier to clean and dry. The metal material doesn’t absorb water or odors from your food so it’s much more sanitary than other options. The other benefit of stainless steel is that it keeps your dough cool for a flakier crust. We love that this rolling pin is handle-free so you can evenly distribute dough with your body weight and give your hands a break.

Why we love it:

  • Stainless-steel construction
  • Easy to clean and dry
  • Handle-free design

Emile Henry Modern Classics Pie Dish

When it comes to beautiful presentations, a beautiful pie dish is a must. Emile Henry’s Modern Classics Pie Dish steals the show with its burgundy clay construction and classic design that will get all the compliments. Aside from its gorgeous aesthetics, this dish evenly distributes and retains heat, and its thick outer glaze resists scratching. You can clean it in the dishwasher, and it’s even microwave-safe.

Why we love it:

  • Burgundy clay material
  • Classic design
  • Great heat retention

Elbee Home Easy Grip Apple Slicer & Divider

Apple pie is a staple in the American dessert category, but it is a vigorous chore to slice up all those apples to make one. That’s where Elbee Home’s Easy Grip Apple Slicer comes in handy. Its sharp, stainless steel blades combined with large, comfortable grips help you cut that apple into eight slices easily with just one swipe. Even better, the dishwasher-safe steel construction won’t rust or absorb odors and bacteria.

Why we love it:

  • Stainless-steel blades
  • Comfortable grip
  • Rust-resistant

Orblue Pie Server

The last step of your pie-making process is eating and enjoying it, but it can be surprisingly difficult to cut and serve that first piece. A pie server can help you make precise cuts at the right angle so you don’t ruin your gorgeous pie. Orblue’s Pie Server is made with durable stainless steel that’s serrated on both sides to cut through even the thickest pie crust with ease. The steel material is rust-proof and it has a soft, ergonomic handle for comfortable use.

Why we love it:

  • Rust-proof stainless steel
  • Comfortable handle
  • Two serrated edges

Pies are arguably the most difficult baked good to make properly. With such a complex and arduous process, you risk a lot of disappointment and wasted time. The good news is, if you have these essential pie-making tools, the process will be smoother, easier, and more effective, leaving you with a better-looking and tasting result.

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