Pies are one of the top holiday desserts out there and that means that you are probably going to be transporting pies to various events this holiday season. I know that I often bring pies to holiday parties and get-togethers. Pies are difficult to transport because pie plates tend to be very slippery and the pies themselves tend to be delicate. I can’t count how many times I’ve transported a pie on my lap (while sitting in the passenger seat of a car) because I didn’t want to take any chances of it sliding around in the car.
This Pie Basket from Williams Sonoma may not be the perfect solution to the pie-carrying problem, but it is a very attractive one. The large basket is a beautiful hand-woven wooden basket that allows you to carry two pies in style. The basket is large enough to hold 9 or 10-inch pie plates, and it has a removable wooden shelf inside to make room for two to stack with plenty of head room. Plates won’t slide around on the wood as easily as they might on a plastic surface (like the interior of a common cake carrier), and you can cushion them with a colorful napkin to add to the look. And when it’s not pie season, you can use this as as a picnic basket and fill it with sandwiches, wine and cheese.