I would like to get a jump start on the pie making thing & am wondering what is the best route to take. Do I just make up a bunch of "shells" & freeze them & do the frenzy baking at the last minute or can I make a whole pie with filling & everything (like you buy in the frozen food section)? Will I be compromising taste by doing all this ahead of time? Also, mini pies as gifts come to mind, maybe 3-4 little pies in a box for gifts. That way no one will be stuck with a whole pie they may not like. What is a good size for mini pies?