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Didn't expect to love this item...
on February 15, 2013
OK, I purchased this on a whim. And I have never been comfortable with the idea of "silicone" mats nor bakeware.
When my dad, brother, and I were all at the family farm and hungry, though, this little thing really helped. I made assorted pot pies (fish, chicken, and super-veg with a bit of chicken) for us. I also made banana cream pies and chocolate cream pies (2 of each). Everything was devoured. I use my mother's pie crust recipes and also commercial, ready-made pie crusts that I cut out. I almost hate to say it, but EVERYTHING works!
I worked as baker who also made pasta, tarts, etc. I'm a bit picky about pastry. I must say that using pre-made crusts are a bit different than home-made, but my family had different opinions, so what can I say?
One thing that I want to mention is the use of the cutout vs. solid top: I finally tried both, but I was making a variety of potpies - mostly experimenting. I thought that the pies made with the cutout top (not surprisingly) were a bit dryer than than those with the solid pastry tops. But they were still very good.
I have tried dozens of variations, both sweet and savory. Your product really delivers.