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Please read!! I need to make a pie but I don't have a pie pan!

I need to get a pie made today but I don't have a pie pan! Somehow mine has gone missing and I can't take a trip to the store because hubby has the vehicle at work and I don't know anyone who could go for me or take me! Is there anything I can use in place of a pin pan?

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:23 PM on Mar. 8, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • maybe you can line a casserole dish with foil????

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:25 PM on Mar. 8, 2010

  • I'll try that!

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:27 PM on Mar. 8, 2010

  • Try to find a pan that is approximately the same size and use that. Do you have a round cake pan? That might work. Or, you could ask a neighbor if you could borrow one.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:28 PM on Mar. 8, 2010

  • Make a turn over instead.

    make the filling. make the pie crust. Divide the crust into 1/4ths. Roll each 1/4 out into a circle. Fill it, fold it over into a half circle, crimp the edge, brush it with egg wash, sprinkle with sugar, and bake it on a cookie sheet.

    A pie is usually 8 slices. 4 large turn overs, cut in half will make the same amount. You may need to make about 50% more pie crust recipe depending. Sometimes I roll my dough too thick.

    Answer by ecodani at 3:28 PM on Mar. 8, 2010

  • Also, you can wrap the turn overs in foil and you don't have to worry about getting your pie plate back from the church/ school/ office/ whom ever has your pie plate.

    Answer by ecodani at 3:29 PM on Mar. 8, 2010

  • if you have a cake pan, use that.

    depending on what you are making, you can make a free form tart on a sheet pan by rolling out the dough, placing filling in the center, and then folding the sides over the filling by 1 1/2 inches the whole way around.

    You can also make mini tarts/pies by cutting rounds and draping them over the back of a muffin tin- bake and fill them, OR use the inside of the tin and make mini pies that way.

    Take several layers of aluminum foil and shape it into a pan, set it inside of a large casserole dish and pour dry beans around it to help add stability while it bakes. THIS is my favorite method (outside of making a rustic tart), because it works the best. It does take a few minutes to fabricate though, and you have to be very careful when placing the dough in the "pan" that you've just made.

    Hope that helps!!

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 3:30 PM on Mar. 8, 2010

  • I was going to sugest a casserole dish also. Just spray it with pam. Won't be round but it shoudl work.

    Answer by pagirl71 at 3:34 PM on Mar. 8, 2010

  • That is an awesome suggestion Obby!

    Answer by twin_mommy at 8:47 PM on Mar. 8, 2010

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