WHAT? The 5 VERY surprising things we NEVER knew you could make in a pie maker

Dinner tonight? Sorted

Editor / March 21 2019

It’s no secret that mums all over Australia have become CRAZY OBSESSED with the Kmart Pie Maker.

At just $29, it's become a phenomenon in Australia, sweeping the nation with its budget-friendly pies that are super-easy and super-quick to make.

BUT it doesn't stop there. 

Did you know that there are a whole range of OTHER amazing dishes you can make with the popular appliance? 

Facebook groups like Kmart Pie Maker Recipes, Tips and Ideas Australia Facebook group have been busy trialling all sorts of new dishes in their $29 Kmart pie maker - and here's a few we would NEVER guess would work. 

 

1. QUICHE

 

Kmart Pie Maker Recipes, Tips and Ideas Australia

Kmart Pie Maker Recipes, Tips and Ideas Australia

 

With pastry? Without pastry? You choose. Homemade quiches with bacon, egg, veggies and cheese are absolute winners.

With a light spray of oil, the quiche mixture can be poured directly into the pie maker to make pastry-free quiches - or lined with puff pastry first for a more traditional quiche. 

 ‘My husband made this red capsicum and chive quiche for me this arvo and OMG it was amazing!!!!’ said one fan.

 

2. DOUGHNUTS

 

Kmart Pie Maker Recipes, Tips and Ideas Australia

Kmart Pie Maker Recipes, Tips and Ideas Australia

 

Baking doughnuts in a pie maker? What the? You can use the White Wings Baked Doughnut packet mix to make these doughnuts even easier, adding in dollops of Nutella, Jam or chopped up chocolate bars in the middle for extra zing.

One mum shared her pic, saying: ‘White wings Doughnuts with added Nutella centre. They definitely are not going to last! Four already eaten before I could get a pic!’

Sign us up. 

 

3. PIZZA SCROLLS

 

Kmart Pie Maker Recipes, Tips and Ideas Australia

Kmart Pie Maker Recipes, Tips and Ideas Australia

 

One super-inventive mum revealed that she made her scales like this, 'I made a super quick dough using 150g self raising flour. 150g yogurt and 1 tsp of baking powder, mix and rest for 10 mins then rolled out and filled with cheese and ham and cooked for 8 mins.'

Too easy for a quick school-lunch idea!

 

 4. MUFFINS

 

Kmart Pie Maker Recipes, Tips and Ideas Australia

Kmart Pie Maker Recipes, Tips and Ideas Australia

 

Just use some packet muffin-mix. Prepare the mix according to the instructions for one to two servings. Spray non-stick cooking spray in each pie well of the pie maker and place a dollop of muffin dough in each one. Close the lid and bake for 5 min.

 

5. SCONES

 

 

Use some Buttermilk scone mix and then add it to your pie maker - set it to cook for 6 minutes and enjoy! Wow. 

 

Frances Sheen has been a magazine and website journalist & editor for the last 20 years - both in Australia and the UK. She's appeared on countless TV and radio shows to discuss parenting and launched her own social media parenting brand. She's the mum of two little girls and juggles that with a busy working life.

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