Pie Shields

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.
Thanks.
Scott
Reply to
Scott O
If you can't find any, you could just wrap strips of aluminum foil around the edge of the crust.
Reply to
dizzi
Oh pshaw, on Sat 29 Jul 2006 04:26:35p, Scott O meant to say...
I don't think they exist. I really like using pie shields, but you'll probably have to use foil for the small ones.
Reply to
Wayne Boatwright
= 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 best.)
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...
Reply to
Charlie Sorsby
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 luck.
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philosopher
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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:
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It says it will it pots up to 10" diameter.
Reply to
Jke
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.
Reply to
Wayne Boatwright
I know I can make them out of foil, but it is a pain. I can't believe that no one manufactures these.
Too crazy.
Scott
Reply to
Scott O
Oh pshaw, on Thu 03 Aug 2006 08:29:47a, Mr. G. D. Geen meant to say...
The problem is, this one (and all others I've seen) is for a 9" pie and he wants one to fit an individual pot pie, probably 5-6".
Reply to
Wayne Boatwright
Hey Scott, 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.
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