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