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!

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.

unbaked pie crust in a pie plate with pie dough on a board

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.

a fork poking the bottom of an unbaked pie crust


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).

overhead of unbaked pie crust filled with parchment paper and beans

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.


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

baked pie crust
5 from 11 votes↑ Click stars to rate now!
Or to leave a comment, click here!

How to Blind Bake Pie Crust

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



  • 1 single pie crust
  • pie weights or beans or rice


  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll pie crust into a 12" circle.
  • Gently roll pie crust around the rolling pin and unroll over a 9" pie plate.
  • Cut the edges to have a ¼" overhang. Fold the edge under and crimp as desired.
  • Cut an 11" circle of parchment paper (or foil) and gently place in the pie crust. Fill the circle with dried beans or pie weights.
  • Bake the crust 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and remove the parchment and beans/weights.
  • Return the pie to the oven and bake an additional 12-15 minutes or until golden.
5 from 11 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 97 | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.6mg

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

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
closeup of a baked pie crust
closeup of a baked pie crust with text
baked pie crust, unbaked crust with beans in it



Like our recipes?
Follow us on Pinterest!

Follow us on Pinterest

Recipes you'll love

About the author

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!
See more posts by Holly

Follow Holly on social media:

pinterest facebook twitter instagram

Free eBook!

Subscribe to receive weekly recipes and get a FREE Bonus e-book: Quick & Easy Weeknight Meals!

You can unsubscribe anytime by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of emails you receive.

Latest & Greatest

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating


  1. Your pie crust looks perfect!
    Chocolate, coconut, and lemon are my three favorite pies. And I love lemon curd. Can’t wait to make your Easy Homemade Lemon Curd and add it as a pie filling!5 stars

  2. This crust looks absolutely fabulous! I have to give your recipe a try, I hope I’ll be able to make it as amazing as yours!5 stars