= If you can't find any, you could just wrap strips of aluminum foil around
= the edge of the crust.
= > Does anyone know where I can find pie shields for smaller pie pans? I
= > have the adjustable kind, but I can't seem to find any small enough
= > for the pot pie sized pans.
I once improvised a pie shield by placing a sheet of foil over a
cake pan slightly larger than my pie pan and then using a second
cake pan to form the foil to the other. I.e. sandwich the foil
between the two cake pans and press hard enough to nest the two
cake pans with the foil between. Then trim off the excess foil
before you remove the cake pans. Once the foil impression of the
cake pan(s) has been separated from the pans, cut out the center
to the size opening that's appropriate. ("Heavy duty" foil works
I had previously tried to improvise using strips of foil but that
arrangement was pretty flimsy and hard to work with. The approach
with the cake pans (any kind of pans that are the right size and
have near vertical sides will work) was much sturdier and a better
fit. Indeed, I still have one of them.
Another possibility if you have time for a run to the supermarket
is to see if they have one of those disposable aluminum foil baking
pans that is slightly larger than the pan you're using for your pot
pies. They're made of quite heavy foil and should work nicely.
Just trim the height to slightly less than that of your pot-pie
pan, cut out the center, and there you are...
Another easy way to make a foil shield is to take a square of foil about 2
inches larger than your pie pan diameter and cut a circle in the middle
slightly smaller than the pie pan perimeter. Place the square of foil (now
with a large circle cut into the middle) over your pie and loosely crumple
the edges to secure. I find this method much easier than wrapping foil
around the edges, plus it keeps the pie crust crimps nice and neat. Good
"Wayne Boatwright" schreef in bericht
I don't have the original post, so I'll tag on here. I looked up what a pie
shield was (had never heard of them) and came across an adjustable one:
Oh pshaw, On Wed 02 Aug 2006 01:24:25p, Jke was muttering about...
It might be worth a try, but I think these work best on 8-10" pies. Not
sure how well they would work on a pot pie that is probably only 5" across.
years ago my mother-in-law took me to Penny's and we bought Pie Tape...
looks like crepe streamers. You wet the strip, wrap around the pie
and cut off excess. It worked like a charm. When I ran out I used
paper bag cut into strips which worked just like the pie tape. I tried
to find it again and haven't found it. I'm still looking.