Blind baking is cooking a pie crust before adding a filling. Blind bake if your filling either doesn’t require cooking or if your filling will cook faster than your crust. Blind baking prevents crusts from becoming soggy when wet or juicy fillings are added. You should partially or fully cook your crust depending on the type of filling you’re using. Fully bake crusts for pies with fillings that don’t need baking and partially cook crusts for fillings that do need to be baked.
How to Blind Bake
To blind bake, place your crust in your baking dish. Prick the dough with a fork to prevent air bubbles then chill for 30 minutes. Line the crust with parchment paper. Top the paper with dried beans, rice or pastry weights, which will keep the dough from shrinking.
Bake at your crust recipe’s recommended temperature for 15 t0 20 minutes for partially cooked or longer for a fully cooked crust.
Prick the dough with a fork all over the bottom of the dough and up the sides of your baking dish. This will prevent air bubbles from forming.
Don’t forget the parchment paper! If you do the beans/rice/baking weights will bake right into your crust.
Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin Summer is almost officially here and nothing says summer fun more than a steak – or anything else – on the grill! Add big flavor to your meats, poultry and even your grilled […]
Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin1. According to botanists, avocados are technically a berry. 2. They have the highest protein content of any fruit and more potassium than bananas. They’re sodium and cholesterol-free and high in folate, fiber and […]
Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinWelcome to Cooking Clarified! I’m Chef Danielle. Cooking Clarified will open the kitchen door for wannabe cooks who don’t know a pot from a pan. A tasty mix of food know-how and how-to, Cooking […]