There’s no better time to flaunt your famous pie recipe than the holidays, aka baking season. Even if you’re sure your guests will be wowed by your dessert, it can’t hurt to serve it in the cutest pie dish you can find. Here are ten of our favorites to add to your cart in time for Thanksgiving or Christmas, because presentation is everything when it comes to your holiday table.
1. KOOV Ceramic Pie Pan
This nine-inch beauty is durable, scratch-resistant and a breeze to clean, thanks to the nonstick reactive glaze. It can handle heat up to 500°F, so it’ll be your new BFF when it comes to baking sweet and savory pies alike. The high, thick walls will ensure that the pie’s crust bakes evenly to golden-brown perfection. You can also pop it in the microwave or dishwasher if need be. We’d use it on Christmas: The design makes us think of falling snow.
2. Bruntmor Double-Handled Cast-Iron Dish
Use it for roasting, baking and every pie or tarte tatin you ever make. Inverted handles make dishes easy to carry to the table or flip onto a plate. The exterior enamel keeps the dish from chipping or cracking right away, though it’s recommended that you skip the dishwasher and clean it by hand. It’ll be safe in the oven though—the dish can distribute and retain heat like a charm, so your pie will bake perfectly and stay hot throughout Thanksgiving dessert.
3. Wisenvoy Ceramic Pie Dish
Sure, it’s made of durable porcelain and safe to put in the microwave, oven, freezer, broiler and dishwasher. But this pan is really all about the pretty rustic design. Wisenvoy pie pans are hand-painted, then fired for maximum color vibrancy. In other words, this pick is a one-of-a-kind centerpiece for your winter tablescape that’s sure to catch the attention of your relatives.
4. The Lakeside Collection Stoneware Pie Plate
We love all stoneware for its durability, but the red rim is what makes this particular pan a great choice for Thanksgiving or Christmas. The pan’s shape makes it a cinch to crimp your pastry dough properly, whether you’re making pie or quiche. In addition to its utility, we’re also obsessed with the look of the dramatic ruffled edge. Speaking of utility, this plate is also great to use as a fancy serving platter anytime you have guests.
5. Noritake Colorwave Round Pie Dish
Noritake is famous for chic, simple dinnerware, and this oven-safe baking dish is no exception. Being stoneware, it’s microwave and dishwasher safe. The dish has a creamy interior glaze and bright matte exterior, so it’s modern and pretty enough to serve when hosting, yet casual enough to use on the regular. Of the dish’s many available colors, we love Spruce, Blue and Raspberry for the holidays.
6. Chantal Classic Pie Dish
Come on, the color is called Cinnabar—this dish was made to be part of your Thanksgiving spread. It’s a sleek, nine-inch piece coated in non-porous glaze, which protects it from scratches and retains heat. You can bake with it up to 475°F, pop it in the microwave, store it with leftovers in the freezer or take it for a whirl in the dishwasher. Its depth leaves plenty of room for gooey apple filling, pumpkin pie custard or whatever your heart desires.
7. Juliska Berry & Thread Whitewash Pie Dish
Sometimes, less is more—and this pie dish is proof. Plating every course on clean, crisp white dishes will let the menu and its natural colors speak for themselves. The scalloped rim offers just the right amount of pizzazz while the berry-and-thread motif echoes rustic kitchenware of yesteryear. It’s safe to use in the oven, microwave, freezer and dishwasher and is 11½ inches wide, the perfect size for a big statement dessert like cinnamon meringue pie.
8. Williams Sonoma Goldtouch Nonstick Pie Dish
Metallic serving dishes offer brightness and sparkle to both Thanksgiving and Christmas color schemes. Whether your table is decked out in all the oranges or red and green, this aluminum-coated steel pan will look right at home. Its special ceramic-based coating makes it extra resistant to scratches, rust and corrosion. You’ll also have no problem serving neat slices from it to your guests—the nonstick coating allows for desserts to be cut and lifted from the pan with the crust and filling intact.
9. The Pioneer Woman Mazie Pie Pan
This 9-inch cutie is a total steal. Part of Ree Drummond’s kitchenware line, the dish is made of durable stoneware that’ll keep the outside of your dessert crisp and the inside moist and soft. It’s safe to use in the microwave, dishwasher and oven and can pull off pies, quiches, casseroles and beyond. We love the pan’s sweet vintage design, but our favorite thing about it is the price tag, hands down. The dish will look even prettier filled with banoffee pie, don’t you think?
10. Le Creuset Heritage Stoneware Pie Dish
We’ve already fallen hard for Le Creuset’s enamel-on-steel demi teakettle, thanks to its gorgeous colors and sleek design. So, our crush on this pie dish was pretty much inevitable. It’s heavy-duty ceramic stoneware, which protects it from heat and standard wear and tear. The pan quickly absorbs heat and distributes it evenly, so you get an immaculately-baked final product every time. The price may seem steep, but the pan comes with a five-year warranty just in case anything unexpected happens. Our favorite colors are Cerise, Flame and Marseille.
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