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Pie Weights Jar

$13.50
Summary

Many recipes for pies and tarts call for blind-baking the unfilled crust – a process made more reliable with the help of these ceramic weights.

  • Round ceramic weights prevent pie and tart crusts from shrinking or blistering during baking.
  • After fitting the pastry dough into your pan, press on a layer of foil and line it with the weights.
  • Ensures an attractive pastry shell that will hold its shape when filled.
  • The unglazed ceramic material also helps to evenly distribute heat, promoting uniform baking.
  • Enough for two 9" pie shells.
  • Can be used again and again.
  • Includes a clear glass storage jar.
Dimensions & More Info
  • 1 1/4 lb.
  • Made in China
Use & Care

Care

  • Hand-wash ceramic weights. Air dry thoroughly before storing.
Shipping

Shipping Information

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Return Policy

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  • Rated 2 out of 5 by from Work Well, But Rancid Oil Smell I have had these pie weights for about 2 years. I have only used them a handful of times. They do work well to keep pie crusts from rising. However, my weights picked up a rancid oil smell, even though I put parchment paper down before adding the weights to my crusts. I have tried soaking them in a baking soda solution, a vinegar solution, and even a bleach solution (out of desperation). As a last-ditch effort, I tried baking them in high heat to remove the smell. What I am assuming was oil did start to come out of the weights, and they do not smell as bad as they did (I think...but maybe that's because they now just smell burnt), but now they are discolored. I'm sure they will still work the same, but I splurged to buy these over using dried beans because they were prettier, and now I am left with something that I'm not happy to use anymore. I might as well just buy some dried beans to put in the jar, because at least they will look better than my burnt, discolored, still slightly smelly ceramic weights.
    Date published: 2017-03-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Pie Crusts I already have a jar of these weights but needed another one for a pie pan that is 12". They keep the crust from shrinking down the sides and helps the bottom to brown evenly by keeping it pressed down. I use foil cut into round shapes to lay on the uncooked crust and then add the weights to keep them from baking into the dough while cooking. The pie crust comes out just the way you want without the shrinking.
    Date published: 2016-01-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, easy to use. Very helpful I bake a lot and have used these each time for several years. I love them. I bought them a few years ago. They are easy to use, keep my tarte sablé from rising. Highly recommend it.
    Date published: 2016-01-10
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Work well, but breakable I've overall had good luck with these weights over the couple of years I've had them, but having the couple I've dropped shatter didn't make the best impression. As long as I'm careful, they should last for a good long time. I haven't had any of the smell issues mentioned by other reviewers. I wash them in hot water after they cool, let them dry for a good 24-48 hours and then put them back into the jar. Just don't make the mistake I did and fail to line the pie shell with foil or parchment the first time! What a mess!
    Date published: 2013-09-09
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Stinky Pie Beads I bought these over a year a go and have used them off and on, hoping that the smell would go away, but it has not. I have washed them and air dried them after each use. I even washed them and heated them in water with vinegar to get the smell out. I am not sure if they all smell like this or if just a few smell like this. Maybe a bad batch. I air dried them for a week , but that did not work. Luckily I always use parchment or foil on my pie crusts. I would not buy these again.
    Date published: 2013-04-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very useful! For years I have made pies and poked lots of holes in the crust to keep it from puffing up. Not only is that in imperfect method, it also lets your filling seep through, rendering the crust soggy after a day or so. Finally, I found these! They were a very reasonable price, come in a lovely little storage jar, and they worked perfectly! I can use as few or as many as needed in my pies to hold down the crust, which is useful when making small crusts in my Breville Mini Pie Baker. No more soggy crusts at our house!
    Date published: 2013-01-29
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Smells AWFUL!! I received these as a gift last year. The product works just as stated, but after 1 year mine smell awful. I generally bake pies at Christmas, so this year I pulled my weights out, and they smell just plain horrific. I washed them as directed last year before putting them in the cabinet, but now they stink to high heaven. I decided to put them in my crust anyway because I needed them, and instead of the sweet aroma of pie crust I had the foul aroma of these stinky ceramic weights. Unless you want to buy new ones every year, I suggest you skip this product.
    Date published: 2013-01-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Investment I love these things. They prevent all bubbles. You will achieve perfect tarts and pies! The jar comes with enough for most standard tart pans and pies. The jar is so nice for storage. As far as cleaning; I just let them cool, put them in a metal mesh strainer, run them under hot water and swirl them around. They clean up nicely. A great kitchen addition for a reasonable price. Recommended.
    Date published: 2012-06-26
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