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I think I've gone over the top for myself on this tip, but I'm sharing anyway. I forgot to buy a pie pan when I was at the market, but promised my hubby that I would make him a sweet potato pie today. What to do?

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Well I made my own pie pan by shaping several pieces of aluminum foil over a small stoneware bowl until it was firm enough to hold the pie. I don't know if anyone else has tried this, but it worked great for me. I may have a hard time making myself buy that Pyrex pie pan now (ha ha). If anyone tries this please post how it has worked for you.

Emergency Pie Pan

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July 11, 20080 found this helpful

Gee, what a devoted wife! Wives are the most inventive people on earth.

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July 11, 20080 found this helpful

You should probably buy that pyrex pie plate as the aluminum foil will surpass the cost at some point. But that is a great idea in a pinch and the pie looks very good!

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July 12, 20080 found this helpful

I wish I had thought about doing this last Thursday. My granddaughter wanted to make a couple of blueberry pieas and we only had one pie pan.

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July 13, 20080 found this helpful

Don't you just love it when you come up with something that actually works. Great Idea.

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July 14, 20080 found this helpful

Would you share your recipe for sweet potato pie? It sounds yummy, and I loved your idea for the pan. Great thinking idea...out of necessity comes an invention. deb

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July 15, 20080 found this helpful

Good idea! I do think getting the pie pan will be cheaper in the long run, epecially if you can pick one up second hand.

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June 28, 20170 found this helpful

We humans are amazing. I once discovered that we didn't have a spatula at a BBQ. I took the lid from a large can of beans, folded it in between 3 tines of a fork and bent it up a bit. Worked good. This is just as inventive!!

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