How to Transport Pie Safely + a Giveaway!

By • July 15, 2014 • 1450 Comments

Are you deep in the throes of summer fruit and wondering what to do with it? Over in our Provisions shop, we make the most of good food by finding useful, beautiful products to go with it.

Today: How to bake a pie and take it with you. Napkins and forks optional, vanilla ice cream required. We're also giving away two PieBoxes, because we like to share -- just tell us what pie you'd fill yours with in the comments below. 

Since they are so many pie lovers, and only two PieBoxes to give away, stay tuned for an email to your inbox on Monday, July 21st with a special PieBox discount for all our fantastic, creative, sugar-fueled commenters!

Update: Congratulations to our winners -- Elizabeth who served apple pie as her wedding cake and Harvey with his johannisbeere kuchen! 

Since it’s summer, we’re assuming that you’re making some pie. (We are.) And if you’re following our Instagram feed lately, you’ll know that when we say “some pie” we mean “all the pie.” 

From peach to strawberry to lemon meringue, you can’t really go wrong when choosing a pie flavor. You can, however, go wrong when carrying it -- which is where the PieBox comes in. Designed in Chicago by Adrienne Blumthal, a baker who tired of hiding her edible works of art in homely plastic containers, it’s been one of our best sellers on Provisions since we first discovered it. 


Pies are notoriously tricky to transport -- wrangling a hot pie in a cardboard box is inelegant and awkward, especially when you add in obstacles like cars and subways. 

When we first starting selling the PieBox last year, we thought it was pretty much perfect. So did a lot of you -- one very thoughtful husband gifted a PieBox to his wife, who happened to be the New York Times baking guru herself: Melissa Clark. It turned out the PieBox was no match for Melissa's expansive pie plate collection and some of her plates were too big!

So today we’re unveiling a newer, bigger version, so no pie -- even your heftiest cherry or weightiest rhubarb -- is left behind! The new PieBox is sized to fit almost any pie plate (9" Pyrex, Anchor, fluted Emile Henry plates all work): We've used it to tote our 8-inch chocolate tarts, our 9.5-inch deep dish peach-strawberry pies, and our 9-inch blueberry beauties alike.


Once you've read up on tricks for making a perfectly flaky crust and fancying up your pie, pick a recipe. Then, if you're feeling inspired, add some intricate lattice-work or a perfectly rumpled toasted meringue, and take it somewhere to share -- safely. 

We're giving away two PieBoxes to celebrate the new version! To enter, tell us in the comments below by Sunday, July 20th at 5PM: What would you fill this PieBox with? 

First and third photos by James Ransom; all others by Posie Harwood. 

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about 1 month ago Michael Choy

Definitely shepherd's pie. My wife's chocolate & lemon tart can ride up front with me!


about 1 month ago carolyn

Southern Peach Pie with a layer of sweet cheese on bottom crust.


about 1 month ago Visuwil Concepts

Loving my triple berry summer pie...wishing I had a PIEBOX for tomorrow's concert in the park!


about 1 month ago Sharon D

My mom's peach tree is covered in juicy fruit. I'll pick a basketful to make a luscious peach pie.


about 1 month ago Carol Chappell

My Grandmother's recipe for Peachy Pie which uses dried peaches topped with a layer of custard and a frothy meringue.


about 1 month ago Betsy Greeley

Maine blueberry and peach pie! Yum!


about 1 month ago natalie

fresh cherry pie!


about 1 month ago Kathy

Hoosier Sugar Cream Pie!


about 1 month ago Liz

So I guess the $10.00 off deal means I didn't win a Pie Box? Sad face.


about 1 month ago Carol

Strawberry rhubarb pie!


about 1 month ago martha a glaus

I would fill the pie box with my sugar free apple pie - is always good and this would make the travel so much easier for the pie!!!


about 1 month ago LeAnn

Chocolate cream pie!!!


about 1 month ago rkw

Blueberry or peach! I've been snacking on fruit all day, but maybe I should start baking.


about 1 month ago Maggie

Apple caramel pie!


about 1 month ago Donna

My daughter's Apply pie!


about 1 month ago PAULA REITH

my favorite pies--peach melba and apple with cheddar cheese crust!


about 1 month ago Lori Campbell

delectable, award winning pies.


about 1 month ago paulette schneider

The genius strawberry rhubarb crumble bars from smitten kitchen--made a killer all blue berry version last week. The genius of this recipe, most of it mixed directly in the baking pan, or do i go savory. Waiting for tje first of my urban tomatoes to ripen--hhhmmmm tomsto pie!!


about 1 month ago Karen

I would bake the most awesomest Eleuthera Pineapple Pie! Pineapples that come from Eleuthera are the sweetest most amazing and make the juiciest, most scrumptious pies ever!!!!!!!!


about 1 month ago Amy Reyes

Chicken Pot Pie!