I bake a lot of pies, and the Emile Henry Ruffled Pie Dish arrived with high anticipation. I like to use a ruffled dish when making my peach pie and I was looking forward to testing it out. If you are considering investing in an Emile Henry Ruffled pie dish then read on to find out if it’s worth the investment.
This pie dish is hand crafted in France and comes in three color options; burgundy, navy, and nougat.
The design harkens back to vintage French designs and it is created out of Burgundian clay.
This clay is renowned for it’s ability to retain and evenly distribute heat which aids in making the perfect pie crust.
The highlight of this pie dish is the ruffled edges. This style has been in use by bakers for over a hundred years and still is prized by professional bakers around the world.
They are coated in a food grade glaze and are designed to not allow any absorption of aromas or flavors.
This pie dish is also dishwasher, microwave, freezer, oven, and broiler safe.
It measures 10 1/2″ diam., 2 1/2″ high and has a capacity of 1.25 qt.
Who Is It For
The Emile Henry Ruffled Pie Dish is for bakers seeking the highest quality bakeware. It is not a cheap pie dish and it is designed for those seeking the best pie dish performance. It is also elegantly designed making it perfect for the baker who prizes aesthetics as much as performance.
What We Love About It
The Emile Henry Ruffled Pie Dish is a quality pie dish with beautiful design. I love the fact that it has a hand crafted clay body with glazed edges. The ruffled edges prevent any absorption of flavors and aromas. Heat was consistent and evenly distributed resulting in an excellent crust every time.
What Could Be Improved
The only real draw back to this pie dish is it’s price point. It is on the higher end in terms of price and you are paying for the quality of this product.
How It Performed Baking Pies
I found that the ruffled edges of the Emile Henry Ruffled Pie Dish distributed heat evenly, preventing over baking or burning. The crust was not oily and remained flaky and light. The pie crust was cooked perfectly without any under-baking or over-baking.
Aesthetically this pie dish is stunning and made my pies look fantastic. It has am exceptional and professional look to it.
Is It Worth The Money
Absolutely! This pie dish is well worth the money that it costs. It is superior in quality and performance to most other pie dishes. This may be an expensive pie dish, but you are paying for quality design and hand crafted performance.
I don’t know about you but I have always been a sucker for ruffled pie dishes. This one is no exception that’s why I went ahead and picked it up. I like the design and functionality of this pie dish. It looks great and performs very well in my kitchen.
If you are looking to upgrade your pie dish or looking into purchasing a new one, this may be worth the investment.