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A fully baked pie shell without a filling.

How to Blind Bake Pie Crust

  • Author: Kelli Avila
  • Prep Time: 00:10
  • Cook Time: 00:30
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Pie Crust
  • Category: How To
  • Method: Bake



  1. Preheat your oven to 425ºF and place the rack in the lower middle part of the oven.
  2. Place your pastry inside of your pie dish. Take a fork and dock the pie crust all over so that the steam escapes during baking.
  3. Cut out a parchment paper circle and press it in the pie dish, taking care to push it into the edges of the pastry.
  4. Add dry rice / beans (see note about pie weights in post) to the parchment, making sure to push the rice all the way to the edges.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, then remove from oven and remove the parchment and pie weights. Return the pie crust to the oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes for a partial blind bake or for 10 minutes for a full blind bake. If you are doing a partial blind bake, look for the pie crust to be fully cooked through, but not very brown. For a full blind bake, look for fully cooked and lightly golden pie crust on the bottom.

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