Posted On: 10/01/2009
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How can America have its signature pie without all the apple-y accessories? From bakeware to spice blends, the free market is rainin’ apples.
Oxo pro swivel peeler
A supersharp swivel blade and a slip-proof, rubberized grip means you’ll peel pie apples without gouging the flesh of the apple – or your own. Been there, won’t do that again. $11.99. Crate & Barrel, 1 The Boulevard, Richmond Heights, 314.725.6380.
Penzeys apple pie spice
Cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, maybe cardamom and some other secret spice. Sometimes you don’t have the time to blend it yourself. We totally get that. $5.25 for a 2.2-oz. jar. Penzeys Spices, 7338 Manchester Road, Maplewood, 314.781.7177.
Fiesta deep-dish pie baker
Give Aunt Marge a Fiesta dinnerware pie baking dish, and you’ll be her favorite forever. Homer Laughlin China makes this stylish 10-inch dish in every color of the rainbow, but we like those fall colors: tangerine, sunflower, plum or the newest, chocolate. Marge will be doubly pleased with the durability – it’s dishwasher-, microwave- and oven-safe – and knowing it’s made in the USA. $14.95. Cornucopia, 107 N. Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood, 314.822.2440.
Bake this ceramic cutie right in your pie. The steam comes out the top, and the filling doesn’t spill over the sides. Supports the center crust, too. $4.95. Kitchen Conservatory, 8021 Clayton Road, Clayton, 314.862.2665.
Apple pocket pie mold
Finally, you can make a little apple pie just for you. Or if you’re feeling nice, make one for your sweetie pie, too. Use the mold rim to cut pastry dough into the perfect apple shape. In goes the bottom crust, filling, crust No. 2, crimp and voilà – a pie that even Martha would admire. $9.95. Williams-Sonoma, 260 Plaza Frontenac, Frontenac, 314.567.9211 or 227 Chesterfield Mall, Chesterfield, 636.536.4370.
For a different set of apple pie ideas, click on Apple Pie Gone Bananas.
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