Pie Maker | Fruit Dough | Pie Crust | Turnover Machine
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This USA Amish made pie making wonder machine has been used for years in Amish and non-Amish homes, bakeries, restaurants, pizzerias, cafes, and institutions. We discovered it on one of our back road trips and even brought one home for our own use. Since we added it to the site it has become one of our top selling products in the US with several going to International destinations.
The Little Pie Maker measures 14-1/4’ wide (19-1/4” including handle) X 11” deep X 9” tall.
The machine is heavy enough to stay in place on the counter yet light and portable to store out of the way or to take on the road.
Newly updated model for 2019!We didn't need to change much but the base has slightly changed. See the last two pictures. New style gears are designed to reduce gear jumping which, was rare. It most likely occurs when too thick of dough is forced through the machine spreading the rollers further apart. On the old model, it could cause the dies to misalign and not crimp properly until it was readjusted. The updated models now have redesigned gears to reduce gear jumping.
The Little Pie Maker comes standard with one die set to make 3” x 5” fold over pies. An optional smaller die set is available to make a 2-1/2" x 4-1/2 size pie. This smaller size does have an upcharge, select using the drop down boxes. The upcharge for the smaller size dies results from the cost of making the dies in lower quantities as they are not as popular as the 3" x 5" dies.
You may also select to purchase both die sets using the drop-down boxes.
Sorry, no other sizes are available.
Simply roll the dough out as you would to make a pie, place it on top of the mold, add ingredients and then roll and fold.
The Little Pie Maker works best with 1/8” thick pie and other flour dough mixes. The dough does have to be rolled out flat before it is placed on the machine. To speed up the process for the 3" x 5" pies we cut the dough into 6”-6”-1/4 rounds and stack between wax paper squares.
A word about frozen dough rounds; The Little Pie Maker will work the best using fresh or refrigerated dough. We have some customers using frozen dough rounds, some with mixed results. The process and recipes used to formulate frozen dough rounds for empanadas like made by Goya® changes the structure to a more rubberier consistency than freshly made dough. While this makes them easier to separate and hold together during freezing and thawing they do not cut clean or completely through around the edges of fresh dough on the Little Pie Maker.
The pies seem to crimp fine but the excess dough around the half-moon shape will need to be finished by rounding with a knife. This is not considered a defect of The Little Pie Maker rather a customer decision to use the more convenient frozen dough rounds versus making dough from scratch.
The Little Pie Maker is made commercial duty consisting of all rust proof materials. The aluminum base is powder coated; stainless steel shafts and screws are used to operate the polished food grade aluminum molding rollers.
The wide-open unobstructed area around the rollers is very easy to clean and sanitize.
Priced for home use but built for commercial use in a business. The Little Pie Maker is Ideal for small pie shops or families to go together and make large batches of various meat and fruit pies freeze for the season.
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The Little Pie Maker is also perfect for institutional use as well as church and school fundraising events at fall festivals and sporting events.
The Maud Church of God of Prophecy in Maud Texas ordered their second pie maker within a year after receiving such positive growth with their fried pie fundraising events. They were making up to 500 fired pies and selling out within hours using their first pie maker.
Note: Different cultures may use different dough mixes. The Little Pie Maker works best with flour dough. It is not recommended for corn flour dough pockets as these do not contain the elasticity as wheat flour dough for rolling. If the dough will not roll up with a rolling pin without crumbling it probably will not work well on the pie maker rollers without adjusting the recipe.
Different cultures may also make various sizes of the pies. Even though we may list a certain pie by name the sizes of those pie sizes may differ from one culture to another so, no certain size standards exist. The Little Pie Maker makes either a 3" x 5" or a 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" pie with the optional smaller size die that may be filled with the different cultural recipes.
All of our products come with a one year warranty. Replacement parts are readily available if you should ever need them. For as long as we have been selling these machines only two replacement handles have every been needed from being dropped on the floor.
A word about returns; please review the sizes of pies this machine makes and the type of dough that will be needed to have satisfactory outcomes. For over a decade we have sold hundreds of these machines with many coming back to order more of them. No machines have ever been returned based on quality or malfunctioning. The few that have been returned were due to not understanding the finished crimped pie sizes or the dough mixture they were using was just not compatible. Regardless of how much the machine is used our Amish shop owner is very particular to personally go through each returned machine and then discounts them to the local Amish. He charges us a hefty restocking fee when a machine is returned. A $55 restocking fee will apply to returns plus the original shipping cost is not refundable. Luckily we just don’t have that many returns and don’t have discounted machines available.
For Continental US Customers UPS Ground will be the most economical shipping option.
Alaska, Hawaii customers USPS Priority Mail should display at checkout. International customers USPS Priority Mail International rates should show at checkout. Canada customers UPS Standard should show rates at checkout. Please contact us if rates do not show or if you are considered a part of the US where we may be able to ship USPS Priority Mail at much less rates than the UPS displayed rate.
What our Customer Say;
We received our pie maker and we love it! Thank you so much!
This was the first time I and my husband shopped at Cottage Craft Works, but it will not be the last. We were looking for a machine to make empanadas and we came across this pie maker. We had some questions, so we called their office, and Paul was extremely helpful! There was also a video on the website, which was nice so we could see the pie maker in action. We decided to purchase it because of its high quality and reasonable price. We just received it yesterday and we are very happy with it already. It's very well made and easy to use! We are so excited to start our business with this amazing product! Thank you, Paul and everyone at Cottage Craft Works for your amazing customer service!!
We received the piemaker today and are very excited to use it. Thanks again for the wonderful service and product.
A.P. Washington D.C. Coffee Shop
Working perfectly.... we use lots of butter in our dough too! We r getting twice the pies in a batch of crust! We r so pleased!
Washington State Catering Shop.
We have been using a little piemaker for more than two years to make pies for our farmers market booth. We sell out of all the pies we make each week and are buying a second one to expand our offerings. Very pleased first time around and suspect the same will be true this time. Dan, 10-25-16 Canada.
See Our Video for more on the operation.
Our camera audio amplified the normal clicking sound that occurs as the spring loaded rollers are resetting to make the next pie. It is not as loud as it may sound in the video.
Pie maker Demonstration Part 1 Video:
Pie maker Demonstration Part 2 Video:
Little Pie Maker | How to change the dies. Video:
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This little pie maker is just a dream! I made empanadas and strawberry hand pies and it was so much more easier than the traditional way. Even better, people are willing to help because of the fun machine.
I'm hoping to use it at our next church fundraiser and my sons school bake sale. My husband was hesitant at first about the cost of the machine, but is now enjoying the fruit of my labor.
Review by Amor /
(Posted on 6/23/2018)
This was the first time me and my husband shopped at Cottage Craft Works, but it will not be the last. We were looking for a machine to make empanadas and we came across this pie maker. We had some questions, so we called their office, and Paul was extremely helpful! There was also a video on the website, which was nice so we could see the pie maker in action. We decided to purchase it because of it's high quality and reasonable price. We just received it yesterday and we are very happy with it already. It's very well made and easy to use! We are so excited to start our business with this amazing product! Thank you Paul and everyone at Cottage Craft works for your amazing customer service!!
Review by Leslie Olano /
(Posted on 9/19/2013)