Finding room for more pie

Apple and Pumpkin Pocket Pie Molds for making tempting pocket pies.

Pies, and more pies, please. Williams-Sonoma

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so it's time to talk turkey, or in this case, pie. While you aren't going to want to skip straight to dessert on the biggest food holiday of the year, it doesn't hurt to do a little planning. After the turkey and mashed potatoes have settled, there are still the apple and pumpkin pies to enjoy. When it's time to choose between apple and pumpkin pie, there can really only be one response: yes.

The Apple and Pumpkin Pocket Pie Molds from Williams-Sonoma are nifty little all-in-one portable pocket pie makers. Use the edge of the cutter to press either the pumpkin or the apple shape into pastry dough, and then fill the resulting shape with help from the mold. When filled, the pie can be either deep-fried or baked in the oven.

While no one would suggest replacing the traditional apple and pumpkin pie with these, surely there's a little room left on the table for a new dessert. With the appropriate filling, the pocket pies would make a nice accompaniment to the traditional pies. It may be hard to find room for both apple and pumpkin pie after a full Thanksgiving meal, but I'm willing to try.

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