I almost never see things in catalogs that I HAVE to have, but this was one of those times. I saw these pocket pie molds in the Williams-Sonoma catalog and wanted them, no, needed them. So I bought them. (I hardly ever actually buy the things I see in catalogs and want either, so it was quite a feat all over.)
They're very cute. The little contraption cuts out the shape (one with a hole for steam in the oven) and then you open it up, put the bottom on the mold, fill it with a tablespoon or two of filling, put the top on and close it to get a nice sealed, fluted edge. Does it work as well as it looked like it would in the catalog? Of course not- but it was fun nonetheless.
We used the star shaped one to make mini pies for our guests in red (cherry), white (apple) and blue (blueberry). They came out very well and were patriotically adorable.
ready to be baked