The hardest part of making pie is the long process. You have to make the dough, roll it out, line the pie plate, fill it and then top off the pie with more dough until it can get into the oven. Then, you probably have to wait about an hour before it comes out of the oven, tack on another 15 minutes before you can attempt to eat it without scalding your tongue. Sounds like a whole lot of work for such little reward!
So how about this, if all you want is a slice of pie, why not make a small individual pie? I came across the Pie and Cake Maker from Emeril Lagasse, the BAM man himself and thought it was kinda cool. Yes, I know, you still have to make the dough, but then again, you can always buy it pre-made! With this little machine you can bake off 4 individual pies in about 10 minutes. That sure beats waiting over an hour for just slice.
Best of all, this machine is not just for pies, you can use it for almost anything. You could make cupcakes, honkin' brownies (OMG those would be so good!), muffins, quiche, bread rolls, and I am sure you can even use it for mini pancakes too.Via - CNet