I bake A LOT of pies for family functions and holiday celebrations. I have tried many ways to blind-bake a pie crust – beans, rice, another pie plate….. I have come up with a foolproof way to blind bake a pie crust-just in time for Thanksgiving pie season. It’s simple, but works everytime – here’s what you need:
That’s it – a large glass mixing bowl (oven safe – like Anchor Hocking) and aluminum foil. Make your crust and preheat your oven. Line the bottom of the mixing bowl with aluminum foil and place the bowl on top of your crust. Bake according to pie instructions. Remove bowl and foil after recommended baking time. Fill pie crust and continue baking. Simple – hopefully it’s free because you already have foil and a glass mixing bowl.
Make/Bake Ahead tip: mix up pie crust and freeze as disks or roll out into pie plates, wrap and freeze.
Need some recipes for pies that would require blind-baking? Here are a couple of my holiday favorites:
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Now when you say line the bottom of the bowl with foil, do you mean the inside of the bowl, or the outside, so the foil is touching the crust?
Clean Mama Says
The outside bottom of the bowl – touching the crust 🙂
Help! So I decided to try to make this, but realized that the king pie crust recipe doesn’t say how hot or how long to cook the crust…there are lots of variation on temps online – what do you cook yours at?! Thanks!
Clean Mama Says
350 degrees – 12-15 minutes
You rock! That was quick 🙂 Thanks so much!