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fully baked pie crust in white pie plate

How to Blind Bake Pie Crust

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 1 crust
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Learn to blind bake your pie crust for your pie recipes! You can partially bake it for a baked pie or fully bake it for a no-bake filled pie!



  1. Prepare pie crust according to instructions. Place it in a 9 inch pie plate and flute or crimp the edges as desired. “Dock” the crust.
  2. Refrigerate the crust for 3-4 hours or freeze for about an hour. You want to be cure the crust is very cold.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line the pie crust with parchment paper. Be sure the parchment paper presses all the way against the crust so that it’s flush.
  4. Fill the pie crust with pie weights, rice or beans.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the crust just begins to brown. At this point, the crust is partially baked and it is done if that’s what you want. For a fully baked crust, remove the parchment paper and pie weights and bake for another 5-10 minutes, or until the crust is golden.
  6. For a no bake pie filling, let the crust cool completely before adding the filling. For a filling that will be baked, you can add it to the crust while warm.

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