Baking Pans Versus Baking Dishes

Baking pans are made of metal; baking dishes are made of ovenproof glass or ceramic. We prefer to bake in metal pans with dull finishes; they produce foods with an even, golden surface. Pans with dark finishes hold more heat, so they may cook and brown foods faster. Glass dishes bake even faster than baking pans.

If substituting a glass baking dish for a metal baking pan, reduce the oven temperature by 25 degrees to avoid overbaking and overbrowning.