Notice anything unusual about my fresh baked apple pie? We’re goin old school with this one folks. Has anyone heard of a ceramic pie bird, pie vent, pie whistle, pie funnel, or pie chimney? I hadn’t, but when I stumbled upon this nifty little creation at an outlet homegoods store I knew it would come in handy!
Here’s what it does: It’s used to prevent pie filling from boiling up and leaking through the crust by allowing steam to escape from inside the pie! BRILLIANT!
Worked like a charm too…the cracked crust in my apple pie from last night is because I snagged the little birdie on the grill while removing it from the oven, by no fault of it’s own!
I have had this little gadget for about a year but hadn’t used it until last night because I work alot with lattice topped pies, but last night I felt inspired! If you’re feelin’ the same, Etsy has a slew of new and vintage versions of these super helpful kitchen gizmos!