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Old 05-02-2007, 11:24 AM   #1
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Probably the silliest question ever, but. . .

. . . can I use a cake pan to make a pie? I want to surprise my boyfriend by making him something while he's at work on Friday, but I've just come to realize that he has no pie pans at his house. It would sort of ruin the surprise if I showed up with one beforehand. Lol. The one I'm thinking of making dosen't require cooking, but the entire look will be different if I put it in a plain old cake pan. So what do you say?

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Old 05-02-2007, 11:26 AM   #2
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Sure you can. It will just have straighter sides, just

use a pan that is close to the size of the pie pan required so it will hold all the filling.
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Old 05-02-2007, 11:26 AM   #3
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I say buy a disposable pie pan at the supermarket. Is that possible? Or buy a cheap one and leave it at his house.

If it doesn't require cooking it probably has a crumb crust which might be difficult to do in a cake pan.

Also, it will be harder to remove slices of the pie from a cake pan.

But if you have to, I'm sure you can make it work.
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Old 05-02-2007, 11:29 AM   #4
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The cake pan he has is close to the size of a pie pan so that shouldn't really be a problem. I just don't know if I'll be able to find a pie pan within close proximity to his house. . . I'm not sure where the nearest supermarket is and with my luck I'll get horribly lost and have no pie to show for it. Hahah.
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Old 05-02-2007, 11:35 AM   #5
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I'm always having to improvise, by virtue of having lived out of bixes for years and moving around. I've made many a pie in a cake tin....and cakes in metal bowls before, lol.
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Old 05-02-2007, 11:38 AM   #6
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If you put a pie in a cake pan, it will become a cake...and vise-versa.

Once, I was defrosting some frozen spinach in the microwave and I hit the "Popcorn" button by mistake. Let's just say, we didn't have spinach that night.
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Old 05-02-2007, 12:21 PM   #7
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CherryRed - since this isn't an "ideal" situation I'm sure your pie will turn out fine. All the flavors will be there no matter what shape it is. Since it's not cooked there won't be any "timing" issues with the different shape or size. I guarantee he will love it no matter what!!!!! If that pie becomes a cake get a video - it could be worth some money
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Old 05-02-2007, 12:26 PM   #8
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It should work fine I've made cherry pies in a springform and square pans and they came out great
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Old 05-02-2007, 12:27 PM   #9
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Here comes the 'Nosey One' who wants to know...what pie are you making?
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Old 05-02-2007, 12:37 PM   #10
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It should work fine I've made cherry pies in a springform and square pans and they came out great
If you use a springform does it turn into a cheesecake?
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