Once or twice a year I make pie crust and then roll it to approximate size of a pie on parchment paper and place in the freezer.
Then when I decide at midnight (like last night) or some other time to bake a pie, I take it out, defrost, put in the pie dish and bake. Instant pie!
This one is a coconut cream pie, and I browned the coconut at the same time as the pie was baking, and the filling was being made.
It was YUMMY!
Hope this inspires your own creativity...