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Top down view of a golden blind baked pie crust.
How to Blind Bake Pie Crust
Prep Time
2 hrs
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 40 mins

Learn How to Blind Bake Pie Crust in this tutorial. Instructions for both partial baking and fully baking a pie crust.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blind bake pie crust, pre-bake pie crust
Servings: 1 pie
Calories: 777 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
  • 1 homemade pie crust
  1. Prepare pie dough according to your recipe's directions. Roll out and place in a pie plate. It is very important to make sure the pie dough is touching all sides of the pie plate and there are no air pockets. Be sure not to stretch the dough to fit the pan but rather lift the dough and use your hand to gently push into place. Crimp edges if desired.

  2. Chill you pie crust for at least 30 minutes before baking. This step is very important as it helps the pie not shrink when baking. Especially if you are using and all butter pie crust recipe.

  3. Line the crust with either parchment paper or aluminum foil. Make sure the paper or foil is large enough that it extends up the sides of the pie.

  4. Fill the pie with pie weights, dry beans, rice, or even white sugar. Make sure the weights are distributed evenly across the bottom and up the sides. This ensures the crust holds its shape and doesn't "slump" while baking.

  5. Place the pie plate on a rimmed baking sheet. Place in a 375 °F pre-heated oven and bake for 20 minutes.

  6. Remove from oven and lift the paper and the weights out of the pie and set aside. Prick the bottom and sides of the pie with a fork. This helps to prevent air pockets from forming.

  7. Return to oven and bake for 7-10 mintues or just until the crust begins to brown for a partially baked crust or for 15-20 minutes or until golden for a fully baked crust.

Recipe Notes
  1. I recommend using my All Butter Pie Crust
  2. You will not be able to use the rice or beans for other recipes. Just save them and label them as beans or rice for pie weights.
Nutrition Facts
How to Blind Bake Pie Crust
Amount Per Serving
Calories 777 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Fat 44g68%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Sodium 695mg30%
Potassium 165mg5%
Carbohydrates 83g28%
Fiber 4g17%
Protein 10g20%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.