Here’s a simple guide on how to blind bake your pie pastry. This method is done when a recipe calls for a filling that doesn’t need to be baked, meaning the crust must be fully baked first.
To blind bake:
Baking times differ depending on the size and thickness of your pasty or whether you are fully baking your crust or partially baking the crust. It also depends on what type of weights you are using, so keep a close eye on your baking time.
You are looking for golden edges and a bottom that is starting to brown and look less translucent/doughy.
Store pie crust at room temperature for up to 3 days in an airtight container or wrap in plastic.
Keywords: Blind Bake, Pastry, Tart, Pie