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How do you use pie beads?
Last Updated: 9th February, 2020
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Regarding this, what can be used instead of pie weights?
Use Pantry Staples as Pie Weights Line the inside of your crust with foil or parchment paper and fill it with dried beans, rice, or popcorn kernels. Then, bake your crust according to the instructions in the recipe.
One may also ask, what are baking beads used for? Baking beans are any old dried beans that you use in place of a filling when you bake a pie crust without filling so that is will be fully cooked when you put the filling in it. To blind bake, roll out your dough and ease it in to the pie plate as you normally would.
Subsequently, question is, what to use instead of baking beads?
Pie-weights are available as ceramic or metal beads, but rice, dried peas, lentils, beans or other pulses can be used instead. When using this method for a fully baked crust, the weights are removed before the pre-baking is complete in order to achieve a browned crust.
What is the purpose of pie weights?
Pie weights are small ceramic or metal balls that you use when “blind” baking a pie crust. Pie weights prevent the crust from forming air pockets that bubble up or shrinking as it cooks. They weight down the dough so that it holds its shape and stays firmly nestled against the pie plate.