Months ago we met this darling family from Australia--wife, husband and their 2 year old girl (who got along great with Soren). Both the wife and husband were here getting their master's degrees in political science (in different fields--which I think is so fantastic). Any way, before they left they had loads of stuff they needed to get rid of and gave us first pick at the goods. One of the finds was this great ceramic tart/pie pan and we have put it to good use. I started with a flourless chocolate cake and have since made 4 blackberry pies (all with different crust recipes). I'm still amazed at how easy it is to make a pie--I always thought it was this big ordeal but it really isn't and it's actually fun. On the third pie we did a crisscross topping that I thought was really cute.