Sunbeam Pie Magic Nacho Pies

Sunbeam Pie Magic® Review + 6 Pie Maker Recipes For The Week

There’s something just so comforting about the smell of freshly baked pies, not to mention how delicious it is biting into flaky layers of puff pastry. Personally, I view pies as an all-time culinary classic – and if you’re a pie-lover like me, you’ll be delighted to hear that the Sunbeam Pie Magic® Traditional Size 4 Up pie maker is now available at Harvey Norman!

With the ability to make as many pies as you want from the comfort of your own home – each filled with any ingredient your heart desires – the Sunbeam Pie Magic® Traditional Size 4 Up pie maker is a must-have appliance for any budding pie-connoisseur.

Read on for my Sunbeam Pie Magic® review plus an entire week’s worth of Sunbeam pie maker recipes you can try for yourself. Let your culinary creativity soar!

Easy as Pie

Sunbeam Pie Magic 4-Up Box

Underside of the Sunbeam Pie Magic Box

Dressed to impress, the Sunbeam Pie Magic® comes in a chic packaging. Featuring minimal design and quirky copy, I quickly fell in love with this pie maker before I even started using it. What can I say? I’m a sucker for good design.

Sunbeam Pie Magic Pie Maker + Pastry Cutter

Snuggled in the box are the Sunbeam Pie Magic® pie maker, a pastry cutter and an instruction booklet that includes a few recipes – all your basic needs for pie-making sorted!

Beaming with a beautiful matte dark grey exterior, the Sunbeam Pie Magic® pie maker will effortlessly blend into any modern kitchen in all its glory.

Sunbeam Pie Magic 4-Up Pie Maker

This pie maker features extra deep base and top plates that let you stuff your pies with extra filling – the more, the better! Don’t worry about ingredients falling out. The Sunbeam Pie Magic® is built with a crimper seal to lock in the fillings while also decorating the trims.

Sunbeam Pie Magic 4-Up and 2-Up Pie Makers with Beed and Mushroom Pie.

The Sunbeam Pie Magic® also comes in a 2-pie version that is perfect for smaller kitchens. Apart from the number of plates, the Sunbeam Pie Magic® 2 Up has all the same features as its big brother.

How to use the Sunbeam Pie Magic® pie maker is, well, as easy as pie! Simply use ready rolled puff pastry sheets and any pre-cooked filling to create sweet or savoury pies. You can also use the Sunbeam Pie Magic® to heat traditional size store-bought pies.

Sunbeam Pie Magic Pie Maker Nacho Recipe

Ideal for quick meals and desserts, the Sunbeam Pie Magic® cooks pies in as fast as 12 to 15 minutes. If you can’t afford to spend time too much time in the kitchen every night, I recommend making pies ahead of time. Once cooled, you can freeze the pies and cook them using the pie maker in time for breakfast, lunch or even dinner. Pies are perfect any time of day!

My least favourite part of cooking or baking is scrubbing dirty pans and pots. They take what feels like a lifetime to clean. Fortunately, the Sunbeam Pie Magic® is equipped with non-stick plates, which means cleaning is very, very easy. All you need is a damp cloth and a few minutes to spare. I recommend cleaning the plates while the pie maker is still a little bit warm so the grease wipes right off.

When not in use, you can store the Sunbeam Pie Magic® vertically with the cord coiled underneath to avoid clutter on your countertop. Seriously, what’s not to love about this pie maker?

 

My Week of Sunbeam Pie Magic® Recipes

This week, I’ve been creating a new pie maker recipe every day – and it’s been amazing! Taking inspiration from various recipes I’ve come across online, I completely recommend giving these easy-to-make Sunbeam Pie Magic® pie maker ideas a go.

 

Sunday’s Sunbeam Pie Magic® Recipe:

Mushroom, Bacon and Egg Breakfast Pie

Mushroom, Bacon and Egg Breakfast Pie

Recipe inspired by: The Flavour Bender

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 4 ready rolled puff pastry sheets
  • 340g bacon, cut into 1 cm strips
  • 200g white button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 2tbsp finely chopped parsley
  • 1tbsp cornflour
  • 1tsp paprika
  • 1tsp black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ cup milk (any kind is fine to use)
  • 8 eggs

Method:

1) Heat pan on medium-high heat. Fry bacon until the edges start to brown.

2) Drain the bacon fat into a cup or bowl. Set aside. Add mushrooms, paprika and pepper in the pan. Cook until the mushrooms start to turn golden at the edges. Stir occasionally. Add salt to taste.

3) Add the bacon fat and sprinkle cornflour over the bacon-mushroom mixture. Mix through.

4) Add the parsley and milk. Mix well until the mixture thickens up slightly. Transfer mixture into a clean container and let cool to room temperature before making pies.

5) Scramble the eggs and cook. Remove from heat and transfer eggs into a container. Set aside to cool.

6) Pre-heat the Sunbeam Pie Magic® and wait for the green light.

Breakfast Pie Fillings

7) Cut out pie bases and tops using the pastry cutter.

8) Line the pie dishes with pastry and fill with cooled bacon and mushroom filling. Add scramble eggs on top and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover with pastry tops and close pie maker. Cook for 15 minutes.

9) Remove pies from pie maker and let them cool down.

10) Enjoy while warm!

 

Monday’s Sunbeam Pie Magic® Recipe:

Vegetarian Nacho Pie

Vegetarian Nacho Pie made with Sunbeam Pie Magic Pie Maker

Vegetarian Nacho Pie Cooked with a pie maker.

Recipe inspired by: Cookie & Kate

Serves: 6

Ingredients:

  • 1 handful tortilla chips
  • 1 can pinto or mixed beans
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 medium red capsicum, finely chopped
  • Pickled jalapeños
  • 1/3 cup chopped spring onions
  • 2tbsp chopped coriander
  • Guacamole
  • Salsa

Method:

1) Mix beans, cheese and spring onions in a bowl. Set aside.

2) Pre-heat the Sunbeam Pie Magic® and wait for the green light.

3) Cut out pie bases and tops using the pastry cutter.

Vegetarian Nacho Pie Ingredients

4) Line the pie dishes with pastry. Crack a few tortilla chips in each base then fill with beans mixture. Sprinkle with coriander then add a few pickled jalapeños on top (use more if you like it spicy).

5) Cover with pastry tops and close pie maker. Cook for 15 minutes.

6) Remove pies from pie maker and let them cool down.

7) Enjoy your vegetarian nacho pies with guacamole and your favourite salsa!

 

Tuesday’s Sunbeam Pie Magic® Recipe:

Classic Apple Pie

Classic Apple Pie made with the Sunbeam Pie Magic pie maker.

Recipe inspired by: Alix Traeger from Tasty

Serves: 8

Ingredients:

  • 1kg Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2tbsp plain flour
  • ½tsp salt
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ lemon

Method:

1) Peel, core then slice the apples.

2) In a large bowl, combine the sliced apples, sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and lemon juice. Mix until all apples are coated.

3) Bring water in a pan to a boil. Cook apple mixture, stirring occasionally, for 12-15 minutes or until apples become soft.

4) Stir in flour. Cook for another 5 minutes.

5) Transfer apple mixture into a clean bowl or container and refrigerate for about 1 hour or until cool.

6) Pre-heat the Sunbeam Pie Magic® and wait for the green light.

7) Cut out pie bases and tops using the pastry cutter.

Classic Apple Pie Ingredients

8) Line the pie dishes with pastry. Fill with apple mixture.

9) Cover with pastry tops and close pie maker. Cook for 15 minutes.

10) Remove pies from pie maker and let them cool down.

11) Top with ice cream. Enjoy!

 

Wednesday’s Sunbeam Pie Magic® Recipe:

Mini Pie Maker Pizzas

Mini Pie Maker Pizza Recipe

Recipe inspired by: alicea67 from Australia’s Best Recipes

Serves: 8

Ingredients:

  • Ready-made pizza base 2-pack
  • ¼ cup pizza sauce
  • 1 ¼ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 80g salami, roughly cut into 2cm squares
  • Fresh basil leaves

Method:

1) Use included pastry cutter to cut rounds from the pizza bases. Use the smaller side of the cutter to make 8 dough rounds from 2 medium-sized pizza bases.

2) Pre-heat the Sunbeam Pie Magic® and wait for the green light.

3) Line the pie maker dishes with dough rounds. Push and hold the rounds for a few seconds so they stay.

Mini Pizzas made in the Sunbeam Pie Magic pie maker.

4) Spread 1 tablespoon of pizza sauce into the dishes. Sprinkle with as little or as much mozzarella cheese as you like. Top off with salami and fresh basil leaves. Close pie maker and cook for 10 minutes or until dough is golden and cheese is melted.

5) Carefully transfer the mini pizzas to a wire rack to cool.

6) Serve warm or cold – your choice. It’s delicious either way!

Mini Pie Maker Pizzas.

 

Thursday’s Sunbeam Pie Magic® Recipe:

Mixed Berry Friands

Mixed Berries Friands made with a Sunbeam Pie Magic pie maker.

Recipe inspired by: alicea67 from Australia’s Best Recipes

Serves: 8

Ingredients:

  • ⅔ cup pure icing sugar
  • ⅔ cup almond meal
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 egg whites
  • ½ cup frozen berries (mixed or whatever you prefer)

Method:

1) In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

2) In a large bowl, whisk pure icing sugar, almond meal and plain flour. Once cooled, add the butter into the mix. Then add vanilla extract and egg whites. Whisk until combined.

3) Carefully stir through the berries.

4) Pre-heat the Sunbeam Pie Magic® and wait for the green light.

Mixed Berries Friands made with a pie maker.

5) Pour about 2 tablespoons of the mixture into each pie dish. Close the pie maker and cook for 10 minutes or until cooked through.

6) Remove friands from pie maker and let them cool down.

7) Serve with fresh fruits. Enjoy!

 

Friday’s Sunbeam Pie Magic® Recipe:

Molten Pie Maker Puddings

Molten Pudding Recipe for Pie Maker

Recipe inspired by: Alison Adams from taste magazine

Serves: 6

Ingredients:

  • 180g dark chocolate (70% cocoa), roughly chopped
  • 150g unsalted butter
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 50g plain flour
  • 4 eggs

Method:

1) Place dark chocolate and butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes or until melted and combined. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

2) In a large bowl, whisk caster sugar, plain flour and 4 lightly whisked eggs.

3) Pre-heat the Sunbeam Pie Magic® and wait for the green light.

Molten Pudding Mixed Berries recipe cooked with pie maker.

4) Pour about ⅓ cup of the chocolate mixture into each pie dish. Close pie maker and cook for 5 minutes.

5) Carefully remove molten puddings from the pie maker and let them cool down.

6) Dust with icing sugar or cocoa powder. Serve with ice cream and fresh berries. Enjoy the chocolate-y goodness!

 

Saturday’s Sunbeam Pie Magic® Recipe…

Today’s the last day of the week, which means I’ve still got one pie maker recipe to go. I’m so excited, because that means anything is possible!

Perhaps I’ll go with a classic chicken and leek pie – or maybe I’ll step my culinary creativity up a notch and create a pie maker quiche… or, even better, a pie maker vanilla slice. Better still, I just might make all three – plus this deliciously easy Beef and Mushroom Pie recipe. It is the weekend after all!

Beef & Mushroom Recipe

 

Where Can I Buy the Sunbeam Pie Magic® Pie Maker?

You can start creating homemade pies with the Sunbeam Pie Magic® today! Make traditional flavours or come up with new combinations – anything is possible with this pie maker! You can shop it online with Harvey Norman or head to your local store today and let our friendly, expert staff help you with any queries you have.