You can buy pie weights incooking or home stores, craft stores, or online. Ceramic pie weights, from Mrs. Anderson’s Baking, for example, are a popular choice and can be found from online retailers. Williams Sonoma also carries popular unglazed ceramic beads, which evenly distribute heat.
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Why use ceramic pie weights?
Mrs. Anderson鈥檚 Ceramic Pie Weights prevent empty pie shells from shrinking, bubbling and buckling during the baking process. Baking empty pie shells, or blind baking, couldn鈥檛 be easier!
How much does a pie weigh?
The most common type of pie weights consists of nothing more than a multitude of plain ceramic balls around 3/8 of an inch in diameter. A standard cup (by volume) of these translates into about a pound of weight, which鈥攄istributed across the bottom surface of an unbaked pie crust 鈥攊s enough to keep it nice and flat during baking.
What are pie weights for Blind baking?
The key to blind baking is you need to weigh the crust down with something to hold it flat. That’s where pie weights come in. The most common type of pie weights consists of nothing more than a multitude of plain ceramic balls around 3/8 of an inch in diameter.
How do you use reusable pie weights?
This packet of reusable pie weights contains plenty of pea-size ceramic beads to cover the bottom of an unfilled piecrust, preventing the shrinking that can occur while baking. To use, press the crust into the pan, prick with a fork, line with aluminum foil or wax paper, and fill with pie weights.