Sunbeam Pie Maker Instructions

Instead of baking a pie for a family dessert, imagine creating individual pies for each member of the family. With the Sunbeam Pie Magic Four, you can make four small personalized pies at the same time. While normal pie recipes call for baking the pie for an hour or more, pies in the Sunbeam pie maker are finished and cooling in six to eight minutes. With its recipe book containing 101 different pie ideas, the Sunbeam pie maker is a versatile addition to a cook's appliance lineup.

Create miniature versions of your favorite pie recipe.

Step 1

Lay out a sheet of commercial pie dough, or roll out a batch of your favorite homemade pie dough recipe. Cut four circles from the dough using the larger dough cutter that is provided with the pie maker.

Step 2

Preheat the pie maker. Allow the Sunbeam pie machine to heat for five minutes before adding any dough.

Step 3

Cut two slits in the pie dough using a plastic butter knife. Each slit should go from the edge of the crust toward the center and be about 1 inch long. Place the slits at the top and bottom of the crust, at 6 and 12 o'clock.

Step 4

Place each dough circle into a cup in the bottom of the pie maker. Overlap the two flaps created by each slit to help the dough to fit into the cups. Press the two edges of the slit together to make a solid piece of dough.

Step 5

Pour precooked pie filling into each dough cup. Use 1/3 cup of filling if the ingredients are chunky, like pieces of fruit. Use 1/4 cup of filling if the ingredients are smoother or have more liquid, like quiche.

Step 6

Cut out circles from pie dough using the smaller dough cutter supplied with the pie maker. Place one dough circle over the pie filling in each dough cup.

Step 7

Close the lid on your Sunbeam pie maker and allow the pies to cook for six minutes. If you desire a darker crust, cook an additional one to two minutes. Remove the pies with a plastic butter knife to prevent scratching the nonstick surface.

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Working in sunny Florida, Anne Baley has been writing professionally since 2009. Her home and lifestyle articles have been seen on Coldwell Banker and Gardening Know How. Baley has published a series of books teaching how to live a frugal life with style and panache.