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A Pie in Every Pocket is the 12th episode of season 9 of the cooking show, Good Eats.


Alton Brown makes a handy dough for pocket pies, a pie on the go and discusses its origins.

Why It Rocks

  1. The dough Alton uses is extremely versatile and can be used in a number of recipes, not just the fillings he made for the show (Grust made some pies using taco salad as a filling).
  2. Alton explains that for the dough to work, you can't think of traditional pie dough but biscuit, due to strength and flexibility.
  3. Two other recipes are filling curried mango filling and chocolate filling. The recipes for this episode can be found here.
  4. The dough can also be used to make your own toaster pastries, or Pop Tarts.
  5. Discover a clever method to peel and cut mangoes.
  6. There are three different methods to cook the pocket pies, oven, pan-fry, and deep frying.

Bad Qualities

  1. If you believe in gluten being bad for you, then you should know, this recipes requires gluten to be formed.


IMDB users have given the episode a 7.7 out of 10.