... baked in a pie
Here is a pie bird, wrangled from a friend.
Ceramic pie bird, hollow from top to bottom to allow steam to escape
Pie bird filling, from this recipe by Tracy in Australia. When I looked at the ingredients listed, she calls for one red capsicum. Yes, indeed, she means one red pepper.
Chicken cooked in a pie shell, complete with pie bird for venting steam.
Pretty tasty, almost as good as a Marie Calendar chicken pot pie, but with far fewer calories. Pie birds make a great gift for the culinary inclined; mine is named Natalie and sits on the kitchen window shelf when not in a pie.
PS: remove it prior to cutting your pie.