Fluted Ceramic Pie Dish

The bright colors and fluted rim of a classic Emile Henry pie dish add charm to any dessert spread, but its real beauty isn't just in the the nice presentation: ceramic cookware is ideal for baking a perfectly flaky pie. The ceramic gets nice and hot in the oven, giving you a crisp crust even when you don't have time to par-bake; this particular pie pan is sturdy enough to withstand extreme temperatures, and wide temperature changes (you can pop it right from the freezer to the oven); the dish also retains heat incredibly well, keeping your pie warm until ready to serve. As a bonus, glazed ceramic basically acts like non-stick cookware—each slice comes out of the plate intact, making clean up a breeze.

Emile Henry Pie Dish, $45, at emilehenryusa.com