How to Blind Bake Pie Crust


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Learn How to Blind Bake Pie Crust  to flaky perfection! With just a few basic techniques and you’ll be able to turn your favorite homemade pie crust into a masterpiece!

Baked Pie crusts is great for Chocolate Silk Pie or an Ultimate Coconut Cream Pie!

Close up of baked pie crust.

What Is Blind Baking?

Don’t be afraid of the word ‘blind bake.’ It simply means baking a pie crust empty.

It’s mostly so a cold filling like chocolate pudding, mousse or pastry cream, and fresh fruit (like in a strawberry pie) can be poured inside and then chilled.

Why Blind Bake?

It is perfect when making a filling that is pre-cooked or made on the the stove top, and a critical step when creating a no bake pie.

Another reason to blind bake is to keep the crust from getting soggy for things like Quiche Recipe or even a Cheeseburger Pie.

How to Blind Bake Pie Crust

PREPARE CRUST: Preheat oven and roll pie crust on a lightly floured surface so that it measures 12” around. Line a 9″ pie plate and cut the edges so you have a ¼” overhang. Fold the edge under and crimp.

The bottom of the pie crust being poked with a fork.

POKE CRUST WITH A FORK

Before you bake, you’ll want to use a fork to poke holes in the crust. This allows steam to escape and keeps the pie from bubbling up. Once this is done, you’ll need to add weights.

Cut an 11” circle of parchment paper and place in the center of the pie crust in the pie pan. Fill the center of the circle with pie weights (or use beans or even a couple of scoops of rice).

Pie crust being baked with beans in it.

How Long to Bake?

Bake the pie crust with the weights (or beans or rice) in the center for about 15 minutes. Remove the pie crust from the oven and take out the parchment and weights and bake another 12-15 minutes until golden brown.

Cool the pie crust completely before adding the filling.

Storage

If not filling right away, store the pie crust in the the freezer. A frozen pie crust will last up to 3 months in an airtight container.

Perfect Pies and Fillings

How to Blind Bake Pie Crust

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Blind baking is an easy way to prepare a pie crust to fill with your favorite fruit or no-bake filling.

Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll pie crust into a 12" circle.
  3. Gently roll pie crust around the rolling pin and unroll over a 9" pie plate.
  4. Cut the edges to have a 1/4" overhang. Fold the edge under and crimp as desired.
  5. Cut an 11" circle of parchment paper (or foiand gently place in the pie crust. Fill the circle with dried beans or pie weights.
  6. Bake the crust 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and remove the parchment and beans/weights.
  7. Return the pie to the oven and bake an additional 12-15 minutes or until golden.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 97, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 87mg, Potassium: 21mg, Carbohydrates: 10g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 1g, Calcium: 4%, Iron: 0.6%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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