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A Pie Bird, A Pie Baker's Tool
Are you looking for a pie bird?
Looking for a pie bird? Wondering what one is? You'll find the answers to those questions and much more on this page which is dedicated to the cutest kitchen collectible...the pie bird!
This page is packed with piebirds in all shapes and sizes. You will find blackbirds and bluebirds; antique birds and new ones; character pie birds like Little Red Riding Hood, Fred and Benny-the-Baker; animal piebirds like elephants, owls, ducks, swans and geese; brand names like Sandhurst, Pfaltzgraff, Shawnee, Josef, Worcester, Stuart Bass and Spode; and black Americana pie birds. Plus you will find more information, links to more information and even a couple of piebird books!
A piebird is a whimsical baking accessory that has a very real, practical function for the baker. Pie bakers everywhere should all own at least one!Whether you are a pie baker or not, you are going to love these pie birds!
Black Pie Bird On A Cornish Pasty Pie
Le Creuset Pie Bird
If you would rather have a new pie bird you are bound to like this new one from Le Creuset. Le Creuset has a selection of pie birds available in different colors.
What Is A Pie Bird?
Pie birds go by a few names including vent, whistle, funnel or chimney. They are a hollow device often, but not always, in the shape of a bird that is used for venting steam from a baking pie. Measuring from approximately 3 to 5 inches, they feature a hole at the top for steam to escape through. They have become increasingly popular as gifts and collector's items in recent years. They can be quite affordable with new and used ones selling under $10 or they can be quite expensive. A check today shows the highest priced vent selling on eBay in the last 90 days sold for $256.
I have gathered together a few interesting pie birds here on this page. You will find some beautiful pictures of pie birds, which have been used with the permission of the owners, and you will also find some links to more reading about the history and collecting of pie birds. Thank you to the photographers who have shared their pictures on this page, which would not be very interesting without them.
Three Birds In A Pie Pie Bird By Stuart Bass
Colorful Winged Dragon Pie Bird By Stuart Bass
Pie Birds From eBay Seller piebirds4u
A picture is worth a thousand words! I love every single one of the pie birds that eBay seller piebirds4u has listed on eBay and part of the reason is that his pictures are so beautiful!
Piebirds4u really has an amazing flock. You have seen three of them pictured above - the black bird in the introductory photo, the pie bird with three black birds and the dragon. Plus the pie bird illustrated beside this text is from his store.
To see ALL of his pie birds on eBay simply click right here. Whether you simply love pie birds or you are searching for a new one, you will definitely want to see all of his current collection, which is mostly new but does include a few used pieces.
A Pie Bird Hard At Work
Pfaltzgraff Winterberry Pie Plate and Cardinal Pie Bird
I think this set is handsome set. It is by Pfaltzgraff in the Winterberry pattern and includes a 9-1/2-inch stoneware pie plate and a red cardinal pie bird. It features an all-over pattern of green holly sprays and red berries. It's safe for use in the oven, microwave, freezer and dishwasher and it comes with a 5-year warranty against defects. They call it the perfect pie plate because the bottom is not glazed, which apparently helps your pie bake evenly.
A Bit of Interesting Pie Bird Trivia
Disney says it never made a Donald Duck pie bird but there are rumoured sightings of him. I couldn't find one.
Benny the Baker, who was made by Cardinal China Co. in New Jersey, sells for $60 or more when found in great condition!
When you bake a pie with your pie bird you know it is going to come out perfectly! That may be more of a fact than a piece of trivia.
Pillsbury says they never made pie birds but some collectors say they have seen them and look what happens when I search for them on eBay...
More Information About Pie Birds
- Vintage Pie Birds & Antique Porcelain Pie Figurines from Country Living
Adorable ceramic pie birds, antique and new, on CountryLiving.com.
- My Piebird
Linda Fields began collecting pie birds in 1991 after reading an article featuring Lillian Cole in "Country Woman" magazine.
- How to Use A Pie Bird by Martha Stewart
This link provides a step by step guide to using your pie bird.
- What Is a Pie Bird?
A pie bird is a whimsical ceramic baking accessory, small but also decorative they are so easy to use and highly collectable...
Unusual Vintage Scottish Hand Blown Glass Pie Vent or Bird
A Few Pies!
- Shepherd's Pie Recipe
Shepherds Pie is a simple homey dish consisting of potatoes and ground beef. This recipe is a cheater recipe of sorts in that it uses canned vegetables and soup.If you love Shepherd's Pie but want to try a slightly different version, you might want..
- The Best-Ever EASY Pumpkin Pie Recipe
If you are looking for a simple and easy pumpkin pie recipe, you have found it. This is actually a cheater recipe of sorts because it starts with a frozen pie shell. However, sometimes cheating is okay and we think that this is one time where taking.
- The Best-Ever Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Recipe
Just the thought of the best-ever homemade chicken pot pie makes me drool...
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