Saturday, December 18, 2010

Pie Maker's Helper

Meet my Pie Maker's Helper.  If you ever see one of these at a thrift store or flea market, snap it up! If you're a pie maker or know someone that is, you won't be sorry. I got mine at a Salvation Army thrift store many, many years ago and I think it must have been pretty old when I bought it.

I'm supposing my little friend was originally from Germany since the name looks German to me.  The pictures on the box tells of its many uses; it juices (Sorry, but I couldn't stand to peel that $1.00 price sticker off this side of the box.  It makes me smile every time I think of the steal I got.)

It separates eggs.

You just remove the little cover and crack the egg right into the separator in the top of the lid.  The white goes into the cup and the yolk stays in the lid.  I tried to get a picture of that, but have you ever tried to snap a picture while separating a slippery egg? 

I saved the best till last.  It makes the fluffiest meringue you've ever seen!

Look at these double beaters.  They whip up egg whites into a frothy meringue in less than a minute.  I add my cream of tartar and sugar right into the mixing cup and give it another whirl...

...and ta-da!  Perfect meringue!

I made this chocolate pie for our Sunday lunch.  My mother has been making this pie ever since I can remember.  You can find the recipe below.

*Note:  Pet milk is evaporated milk, or "canned milk" as we always called it.  I bake the pie for 15 minutes at 350 degrees after adding the meringue.

Please let me know if you try my recipe.  I'd love to hear what you think about it.


  1. If I ever see one of these contraptions I will snap it up. You are one lucky girl for $1 and all that stuff it does. Pie looks amazing.

  2. I am going to try it ...I remember making chocolate pies by a old recipe my grand mother used when I was 12 years old we moved away and she died while we were gone and I could never remember her recipe... this sound close...thinks for sharing. Trish

  3. I've never seen the Pie Makers Helper but I sure wish I would stumble across one! What a great tool! That recipe sounds sooooo good.

  4. I wonder if you could use it to make butter?

  5. THe pie recipe sound delish but I LOVe that you used a vintage tool! Way cool!

  6. I'm envious now! I am going to be on the lookout for one now, but pretty sure I have never seen one before. Your pie looks wonderful! Merry Christmas! Twyla

  7. Very nice little hand beater! The pie looks so good. I would like to make one!

  8. Never use skim milk to make chocolate pudding. Don't ask me how I know!

  9. That's like the Popeil Whip-O-Matic, but without the juicer or egg separator. I've never seen one of these before. Extremely nifty!


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