Outdoor Dining: A Pie Carrier

Pie "hamper"? Pie "basket"? Whatever you want to call this, a friend of ours has one and we're coveting it! It's the perfect way to transport a fresh pie or tart from oven to picnic table without worrying about spills or unfortunate drops, don't you think?

The hamper is square-shaped and accommodates a 9- or 10-inch pie in its pan with just a little wiggle room on all sides. A removable wooden tray rests in the bottom of the basket so you can carry a pie out the door even if it's still steaming hot. We also think the tray would double as a nice stand for displaying your pie on a dessert table!

Looking online, we only found a few sources for pie carriers like this one. The best seemed to come from Peterboro Basket Company (link below), but we're not sure we can justify the $50 sticker price this summer. Our friend found hers at a thrift store, so we'll just keep our eyes peeled!

Could you use something like this?

Country Slatted Two Pie Basket from Peterboro Basket Company, $49.95.

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