Whether you’re baking a pie packed with holiday-appropriate pumpkin or pecans, flavored with year-round favorite chocolate, or bursting with summer fruit (soon!)—or making a savory pie for that matter—you’re going to need some kind of pie plate for the job. If it’s a pretty pie dish to boot, all the better. Here are some of our favorite pie pans to buy online right now, just ahead of Pi Day.
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Of course, pies themselves can be works of art with elaborate braiding and clever designs, in which case a simple glass pie pan might seem best for the job—but sometimes you want to add another layer of drama. Like putting an oil painting in a carved and gilded frame. Or maybe you have a humble pie that needs a little dressing up. In any case, these pie pans are perfect.
The breathtaking impact of a deep ruffle and gorgeous glazed colors (this one is “Blue Flame” and you can see “Provence Yellow” up above) make this French-crafted pie plate heirloom-worthy. The scalloped edge isn’t just for looks, either—it also helps keep your crust from sliding down.Buy Now
Want to make your message perfectly clear (as if homemade baked goods on their own weren’t enough)? This simple beaded-trim pie plate proclaims its contents were “baked with love.”Buy Now
This may be one of the most charming pie plates we’ve ever seen, and definitely too pretty to put away in the cupboard in between baking sessions.Buy Now
These fetching stoneware pie plates are hand-stamped with a beautiful blue pattern that’ll make you want to serve dessert even sooner so you can reveal their secret. Choose a 7.5- or 9-inch plate.Buy Now
For another subtle beauty that only reveals its full charm once you start dishing out dessert, consider this pale cream creation. The pleated outside recalls a paper cupcake liner and the embossed medallion pattern within evokes the pressed tin ceiling of an old-time diner.Buy Now
While this adorable Le Creuset pie dish is clearly best suited to apple pies, you could use it for lots else (at the risk of confusing your guests, maybe, but that’s a small price to pay for apple lovers).Buy Now
There aren’t many of these blue folk art flower pie plates left in stock, and it’s clear to see why. Whether you’re a die-hard devotee of The Pioneer Woman or not, this is a plain cute piece of baking equipment.Buy Now
For “Outlander” fans, those keen on showing their Scottish ancestry, or any bakers who still miss ’90s flannel, this plaid pie plate is pretty great, and will be right at home on a holiday table too.Buy Now
Classic good looks meet French craftsmanship in this sturdy ceramic pie plate with a subtle but uniform ruffled edge, available in blue, yellow, red, green, or white. It’ll bring an understated pop of color to the table but still let your pie shine.Buy Now
Rose Levy Berenbaum has written several baking bibles, including “The Pie and Pastry Bible,” so her pie plate ought to turn out great examples of the form. The deep ruffles make us want to try using it to make Sister Pie’s Salted Maple Pie recipe.Buy Now
If you believe, as this clean white plate proclaims, that “Pie fixes everything,” then you’ll be delighted to own this simple dish, especially since it comes with a silver pie server (a good deal “any way you slice it”)!Buy Now
OK, this one may not be as much of a looker as others, but it is a proper bakery-style aluminum pan, and it’s affordable—which is great if you want to bake a lot of pies at once (like Chowhound TorontoJo and friends did last year for Pi Day). Plus, there’s something charming about its simple style. If you’re traveling, you might want to upgrade to this Nordic Ware aluminum pie pan that comes with a snap-on cover.Buy Now
Be sure to check out some pies you can bake in them too.
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