I got this deep dish pie pan in blue as a gift, and it was a really wonderful and useful present. I had never owned a regular pie pan before, so I was surprised by how much I used this pan. The nice thing is that while you might have fruit piled to the top, it condenses when baked, so even a deep dish pie isn't that large. I also found that this dish prevents my crumbles from spilling over the top. Admittedly, since this dish is ceramic, it can break. It is sturdy enough that it really doesn't crack on its own. But my mom dropped it on the floor and it completely shattered. She was sweet to buy me a knew one - exactly the same - since she knew how much I love this pie pan!