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Blind Baking Without Pie Weights

Pie weights work fine for weighing down the bottom of a pie crust — here's a way to keep the sides from sagging, too.

When blind baking a crust, filling it with pie weights or beans keeps the bottom from puffing up, but the sides of the crust can still sometimes sag. Instead of weights, try using a second pie plate — one that's either the same size as or slightly smaller than the crust — and nestle it inside the pastry. It keeps the crust in place, picture-perfect, and ready for filling.

Tags: Equipment, Baking, Desserts

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