Nov 3, 2009 8:38 AM
We've been impressed with the sturdiness of Emile Henry stoneware ever since we were admiring a sugar bowl in a kitchen store & dropped it onto the wood floor... and it didn't break. At all. With Thanksgiving & Christmas coming up, this Emile Henry Couleurs Pie Dish ($45) will come in handy. The wavy edge makes it easy to produce a homey-looking fluted crust - hint: press dough into the depressions gently with your fingers, then prick some holes in the center of the crust in a decorative pattern to let steam escape. And we won't tell if you rely on prepackaged pie crust... (If it comes out a little uneven looking, it'll seem homemade!) The stoneware ensures even baking, and it'll last you for years, if not decades: use it to bake everything from pies to shepherd's pie to casseroles to crisps to cakes to brownies to, well, you get the idea!