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I didn't realize metal pie tins were preferably--is that mostly to get a cooked crust?

asked by Karenmwaters about 3 years ago
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broccolirose

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added about 3 years ago

There's an article on Cook's Illustrated that says glass pie plates may be better to bake in since glass heats more slowly and evenly than metal, so you're more likely to get a golden crust and cooked filling.

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SKK
added about 3 years ago

I much prefer glass - metal tends to burn. And my hands down favorites is my Emile Henry.

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sdebrango

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added about 3 years ago

I agree SKK, I use my glass pans for a pie that does not require a deeper pan but my Emile Henry always for apple or other fruit pies that can hold a lot of filling. Never disappointed with the results.

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gt9
added about 3 years ago

I am using glass now as my pumpkin pie bakes...will let you know about the crust...looking forward to golden brown.

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added about 3 years ago

Thank you all for your help!!!!