I’m a big fan of pumpkin pie and make them quite often throughout the fall. A good, homemade pie with a good, homemade crust is tough to beat, but I think there is one way that you could improve the design: a pumpkin-shaped pie pan. This Pumpkin Pie Pan is about the same size as a regular 9-inch pie pan, but with enough flair to set your pumpkin pie apart on a holiday dessert table. The pan is made of fairly lightweight aluminum and can be used in exactly the same way as a standard pie plate. It holds roughly 15-ounces of filling, so if you happen to have a batch of filling for a deep dish pan (i.e. if you have extra batter), take care not to overfill the pan, but bake the leftovers off in a small single-serving pie crust or ramekin.
I’ll take the slice that includes the “stem” because I suspect you’ll get an extra bite or two of pumpkin pie by taking that slice over the others!