| November 7, 2012

It's fun to bake homemade pie for friends and family, especially around the holidays, but if you really want to wow them this season, here are some must-have baking tools to kick your presentation skills up a notch:


Personal Mini Pie Molds

Surlatable.com, $24.95

Can't decide what type of pie you like? Bake a variety of minis.

Blackbird Pie Funnel

Surlatable.com, $4.95

These adorable blackbird ceramic pie funnels release steam from your pie to ensure that it bakes evenly, preventing the filling from overcooking and splattering.

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Fall Piecrust Cutters

Williams-sonoma.com, $14.99

These piecrust cutters make it easy to decorate the top of your pie with festive pastry cutouts or appliqués.

Pie Crust Shield

Williams-Sonoma.com, $8

This decorative shield protects delicate, ruffled pie crust edges from flaking or chipping off.

Nostalgia Electrics™ Mini Pie Bakery

Bedbathandbeyond.com, $29.99

For less-experienced bakers, we love this Mini Pie Bakery, which lets you make impressive pastries without professional bakeware.


Pie Marker / Cutter Aluminum 10 Cut

CooksDirect.com, $4.05

This pie marker and cutter helps make sure everyone gets their fair share.

Classics Pie Dish by Emile Henry

Foodnetworkstore.com, $39.99 — $49.95

These pretty pie dishes are available in assorted colors and sizes.

Pie Weights by Norpro

Foodnetworkstore.com, $5.95

For the perfect crust, use pie weights. They prevent your dough from bubbling and cracking.

Pastry Mat

Foodnetworkstore.com, $19.95

Includes measurements and dimensions for various-sized pies and tarts.

Betty Crocker Pastry Cutter and Crimper

Bedbathandbeyond.com, $4.99

Allows you to cut and crimp pastry dough effortlessly.