The Ridiculously Cute Le Creuset Pan That’s Perfect for Fall Baking — and It’s on Sale!

published Aug 21, 2023
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Credit: Joe Lingeman

There are several things you can do to embrace the upcoming season and truly get into the fall spirit. You might redecorate your home with cozy colors or try new pumpkin spice-flavored drinks. You might also switch up your at-home recipes, as nothing says fall quite like hearty soups, baked breads and desserts, and other comfort foods. Even better still, you can upgrade your baking aesthetic as you experiment with Le Creuset’s latest drop. For the cooler months ahead (and beyond), they’ve released the all-new enameled cast iron apple baker. The casserole dish expands the brand’s iconic cast iron line, and it’s also bound to become one of the most versatile pieces of cookware in your kitchen.

It not only carries the “apple baker” moniker because it’s perfect for homemade apple pies, crumbles, and crisps, but also because the dish sports a fun and festive apple shape that makes it a statement piece on your tabletop. And although the baker is new, you can get it on sale right now! Just head to Le Creuset’s website to shop the drop for $50 off.

If you’re familiar with Le Creuset’s other enameled cast iron cookware — perhaps their Dutch oven, braiser, or one of their many casserole dishes — then you already know that the apple baker will create delicious oven meals that are cooked to perfection each time. Its top-tier heat retention and distribution will ensure that its contents are warmed evenly throughout and that they stay warm long after you’ve removed them from the oven. Measuring nearly 1 foot across, the dish is the ideal size for pies and really baked goods of all kinds. Whether you’re serving up a gratin or reheating last night’s leftovers, this is the baker for the job.

You’ll also find the apple baker to be extremely durable. Its red exterior enamel not only creates a pretty, glossy finish, but it also prevents chipping, staining, and cracking. The interior, too, is nonstick and easy to clean thanks to the nonporous material. What’s more, the baker is dishwasher-safe, meaning you don’t have to waste your time and energy scrubbing it clean after each use. And it goes without saying that if you want to wow your dinner guests, this is the piece in which you want to serve the dessert. We could easily see the baker becoming a fixture on any table not just during fall, but also during springtime and, really, year-round. It won’t be on sale forever, so now’s your chance to snag it for $50 less and get into the fall baking mood.

Buy: Enameled Cast Iron Apple Baker, $135 (normally $185)