Best individual pie plates (for pot pies)
- jasimo17 Jul 19, 2010 06:28 PM
I am a pie making machine!
I would like to buy some bakeware to make individual pot pies. Most recipes call for 12 oz individual pot pie dishes. However, I am struggling to find any. I have spent too many hours today searching online. Hoping you can help.
A few weeks ago, I made chicken pot pies with crappy disposable pie tins from Safeway. I liked the size of the disposable tins. They measure 6" across the top, 4.5 inches across the bottom, and hold 12 oz.
Here is what I am finding:
Emile Henry - 8 oz $20.
Le Creuset - 6 oz $10.
Tuxton - 8 oz $3 (don't trust this brand)
Pyrex 6" 10 oz $12 (from buyhardwaresupplies.com)
I cannot find any that are 12 oz.
Do you make individual pies? Which dishes do you like? How big are they? And how much did you pay??
Last - How can I set up these posts so your replies are emailed to me?
Thanks so much everyone!
Wow, Pyrex is the second most expensive? Yikes. Did 12 oz. seem like the right amount? Would something smaller be too small? Why don't you trust Tuxton? Never heard of it; just asking.
You can't set it up to get emails but any time someone replies, it will bounce to the top of your list. Designed to turn all of us into even more (and better) CH addicts :)
You are so awesome!!
@c_oliver - never heard of tuxton and at such a cheap price I was nervous (think cadium from China)
@greygarious - oven proof crock pots - very smart. I could probably get the ones I like from the pot shop of boston (I like "old school" cookware).
@baseball fan, EM and blueroom - will check out your links.
Last - I found vintage pyrex pie plates on ebay that are 12 oz. The question about if 12 oz is the right size is a good one. The 12 oz pot pies I made are probably a little big. Maybe 8oz or 10 oz would be better.
Back to the search. Thanks again!
One of the pot pie cookbooks I have recommends using ramekins for pot pies. I was in Walmart in Laurel, MD, today, and they were selling porcelain 5" ramekins for $2.46 each. There was no indication of how much they hold. So I took an Anchor Hocking stack of 10 ounce custard cups and set it inside the ramekin. It fit easily with some room to spare. My guess is that the ramekin holds 12 ounces.