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The Skinnymixers Guide to Pie Makers

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Thermomix Pie Maker

Everyone has been a little pie maker crazy lately in the Skinnymixers Facebook Group, since the release of the Aussie Meat Pie Filling. Yes, we are a Healthy Thermomix Recipe Group but there is no reason we can’t enjoy the occasional pie or the convenience of using the pie maker for other Thermomix Recipes.

Hi! It is Sian here…

This is a collection of the tips and information from the Skinnymixers Community. If you have any to add, please feel free to comment below. I personally have a Sunbeam Traditional Pie Maker which was about $65 (on special) or there is also a deep dish Kogan Pie Maker that Sarah uses. The Sunbeam fits 1/2 cup filling per pie. These are some of the bigger ones on the market. If you have a cheaper Kmart version they are a bit smaller and around $29.

A great tip when cutting store bought pastry, is to slightly wet the edges and join your pastry sheets to make one giant pastry sheet. Also using a cooled pie filling mix will work best. For a nice golden top, some Skinnies like to brush the tops of their pies with milk.

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Best Pie Filling Recipes

When making pies, you typically use shortcrust pastry on the bottom and puff pastry on the top.

Sweet Pie Fillings

But did you know that you can use your Pie Makers to cook the perfect portions? Here are the best non-pie recipes to cook in your pie maker…

Healthy Recipes for the Pie Maker

skinnymixer’s Low Carb Burger Bun

This is seriously the best idea! Low Carb Burger Buns in the Pie Maker

One of the easiest ways to cook Low Carb Burger Buns would have to be in the Pie Maker!

Simply switch it on and coat the bottom of each pie area as thinly and evenly as you can with the Low Carb Burger Buns mixture. Then let it cook, checking on it every 5 minutes or so. Flip when golden.

The time they take to cook will vary on your pie maker. I like to leave them and go vacuum the floors or something and keep walking past to check on them.

You can put the lid down, if you think it helps retain the heat.

Just keep cooking until cooked through.

I find it is very difficult to burn these in the pie maker, so they don’t require too much attention.

LCHF Chicken Kievs

Kievs cooked in the pie maker
Yes! You can cook Kievs in the Pie Maker

Did you know that you can cook Chicken Kievs in the Pie Maker?!?
Neither did we! Until it was shared in the Skinnymixers Facebook Group.

You need to divide the mixture into 6 portions and you can use your pie maker to help shape them. Once you get on a roll it should be pretty straight forward.

Although, there isn’t a precise timing the feedback has been that it will take anywhere between 10-15 minutes to cook.

Always cut a test one to make sure they are cooked before serving, as pie makers are a little less exact with cooking times and temperatures.

You may also need to flip them, but you will soon figure out the best way to cook them in your pie maker!

ALToS: Tortilla de Patatas

How great do these Tortilla de Patatas look made in the pie maker!

Do you struggle with the perfect flip for the Tortilla de Patatas from the cookbook ‘A Little Taste of Spain’?

Not only is the pie maker non-stick, it will cook gently and help the tortilla set – making it easier to flip. Take advantage of the single portions and easily freeze portions of tortilla for later.

If you don’t trust your pie maker to be non-stick, you may want to grease first. But otherwise it is a case of pouring the mixture into the pie moulds, closing the lid and then flipping when it is golden underneath.

THMII: Bacon & Broccoli Fritters with Ranch Sauce

These tasty fritters are a bit of a runny mix.

Simply spoon or pour the mix into the base of the pie maker and let it cook.

Flip when golden and repeat with the rest of the mix. When cooked, drown the fritters in the most delicious Ranch Sauce you will ever taste and enjoy a tasty meal.

Bacon cheese Chive Quiches Thermomix Recipe
Skinnymixers Quiches

THMIII Bacon, Cheese & Chive Quiches

Perfectly portioned, delicious quiches made in the pie maker ready for eating or even freezing.

The Bacon, Cheese & Chive Quiches from The Healthy Mix III are delicious & will be requested by the family over and over again!

This recipe has variations for vegetarian and is low carb / keto.

Almond Pancakes

Skinnymixers Almond Pancakes

Another great recipe to cook in the pie maker is the Almond Pancakes.

Dairy free and grain free, these delicious pancakes really need a non-stick surface. Sometimes your fry pans just aren’t non-stick enough, so you can turn to your other non-stick appliances such as the sandwich press or pie maker.

Once again, take advantage of the perfect circles to create even servings of the pancakes. You will need to flip the pancakes when ready.

Quick Big Breakfasts

Quick Big Breakfasts cooked in the Pie Maker

Quiches are one of the easiest things to make in your pie maker. You can add other ingredients in with an egg like in the Quick Big Breakfasts.

Some people like to add a piece of bread on the bottom as a base or even grated potato / grated sweet potato.

I like to add some extra baby spinach or maybe some leftover roasted vegetables into mine.

Frittata Ideas to Cook in the Pie Maker

Hopefully some of these ideas have inspired you to use your pie maker for good (as well as evil!). What do you cook in your pie maker?

Pie Maker




  1. I have been putting leftovers into my toasties and have a joke with Hubby that my toastie maker is actually a triangle bread pie maker. I once used puff pastry in it with apple slices to make a super fast apple turnover type treat. I have been thinking about getting a proper pie maker though and enjoyed this article. I need to find an easy premade gluten free pastry though. One that doesn’t need further rolling out 🙂

  2. Would love to know an easy pastry where I can use a wheat and corn free pastry, as well as egg replacer if eggs are needed. Looking at making Skinnymixers Aussie meat pie filling. We usually have it with mashed potatoes but I have a sunbeam pie maker begging to be used now it’s getting cold

  3. Thankyou so much this is great information. Just a question does everyone grease their piemakers, mine stuck last time i cooked and havent tried again. Thanks x

    1. I don’t but it is ultimately going to depend on your own pie maker & the condition of the non stick surface

  4. I’m not sure whether I need a smaller or larger pie maker. If I buy the large one and want smaller pies canI use a cupcake or similar case to bake smaller items, eg mini quiche?

  5. What a great list!!! Love the idea for single serve Tortilla de patata’s!!! Thanks for going to the effort….now all I need is the pie maker!!!

  6. Thanks a bunch Sian want to try these recipes out in the pie maker with family this winter 😊

  7. OMG this list is awesome. I had never thought of using the pie maker for anything else but pies look out pie maker here I come.
    I can believe your little man is 6 where did the time go!

  8. I always enjoy your posts Sian but this compilation is excellent – so inspiring especially as the weather has suddenly turned colder. What a good excuse for getting getting out the pie maker!

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