I have cooked many casseroles in a large terracotta pot with great results. Can I bake a pie in a terracota pot in an electric oven. Can the pot take the high temprature that shortcrust or puff pastry needs?

  • Shortcrust doesn't take that high a temperature, 200°C is all you need. In any case we cannot possibly know what temperature your terra cotta pot can take. What temperature have you baked with it before? Is it a pie shaped pan?
    – GdD
    May 25 '20 at 22:09
  • Just to confirm, you are asking about cooking the pie with the terracotta pot as the pie pan, not using a terracotta pot as an oven? (Regarding the former, I have no idea. The latter on the other hand can work fantastically.)
    – Phil
    May 25 '20 at 23:19
  • I assume everything is fine, but I thought I'd comment that red clay cookware has been associated with lead poisoning in the past. You've used the pan before so I'm sure it's fine. Just a random warning for the world.
    – kitukwfyer
    May 26 '20 at 0:16
  • I am using my terracotta pot as a pie pan and not an oven. I have cooked my casseroles at about 170C for about two hours. I'm a bit concerned that my pie pan will crack if I use it for 200C and above. kitukwfer, thanks for the warning about the lead I didn't know this! May 27 '20 at 13:48

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