Ball of Pastry in the Refrigerator

Just because Milady brought it to my attention:

It is satisfying to have a ball of pastry in the refrigerator, ready for hurry-up desserts, cocktail snacks, and meat or chicken pies.

Pies are usually served as dessert, but in New England, warm apple pie is sometimes presented at breakfast as a special Sunday-morning treat.

-Fanny Farmer Cookbook
"Pastries and Pies"
11th Printing, 1965, p407