The pie bird is a device to help vent the steam from the pie when baking.
It has been used for hundreds of years by pie bakers all over Europe.
It also helps to prevent the juices from overflowing.
It was probably inspired by the rhyme "Four and Twenty Black Birds Baked In a Pie".
There are lots of other shapes used for pie "birds", but they all serve the same purpose.
Take a look at the variety available in our shop. Click for more detail.
The black birds above the door are antiques and not for sale.
The "bird" pie birds are $10.00 each.
The bakers are $11.00 and the Santas and Snowmen are $11.50.