Stoneware pots and dishes are used throughout the world to cook a variety of foods. Stronger than clay pots, stoneware can be placed directly inside a preheated oven, according to the manufacturer's instructions, if they are glazed. These pots retain moisture and create a flaky and flavorful crust for pies, as they absorb the oils from previous meals cooked and add to the current pie crust placed inside. A variety of pies, from sweet to savory, are created inside stoneware baking dishes.
Things You'll Need
Seasoned glazed stoneware pie dish
Vegetable oil spray
Small paring knife
Preheat the oven to the required temperature for the pie recipe.
Spray the oil lightly around the inside of the baking dish.
Place the pie crust in the baking dish. If there is excess hanging over the sides, cut it off with the paring knife. Discard the excess.
Pour the pie filling into the crust. If there is a top, place the top pie crust over the filling and press it around the edges so it sticks to the bottom. Trim off any excess with the paring knife and discard.
Put the pie in the oven and bake according to the time allotted in the recipe.
Remove the pie and allow the stoneware to cool on the cooling rack before serving. The pie can be served while the stoneware is slightly warm, as it will keep the pie within warm longer than normal baking pans will.
Ensure your stoneware dish is seasoned before using it.
Serve the pie, if it is sweet, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipping cream.
If the baking dish is unglazed, insert it in to a cold oven and then turn the temperature to the one required in the recipe. Begin the cooking time as soon as the oven comes to the required temperature.
Only wash stoneware with water and baking soda after use to keep from damaging the oils the bakeware has retained. Usually the baking dish can be cleaned with a simple rubbing from a cloth or paper towel.