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“What is Blind Baking Pie Crust?” Blind baking pie crusts are baked without sight or smell. They’re perfect for those who have allergies or other sensory issues.
They’re perfect for holiday parties or special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries.
You won’t see the filling until after you’ve baked the crust. This method makes it easier to create a flaky, tender crust without having to worry about overworking the dough.
How To Make a Perfect Blind Pie Crust
A blind-baked pie crust is one where the filling is placed inside the dough after you bake it in the oven for about 15 minutes.
It’s a wonderful way to ensure a flaky, tender crust without having to worry about overbaking or underbaking.
1. Gather the Ingredients
This recipe uses 4 ingredients for a delicious treat. So, let’s start by gathering your ingredients: flour, salt, shortening, and ice water.
2. Measuring the Ingredients
You have all your ingredients together, start measuring them out as directed by the recipe. Now comes the fun part!
3. Mixing the Ingredients
Now that you have all your ingredients measured out, pour them into the mixing bowl of your stand mixer. Mix the ingredients in the order described by the recipe, until well incorporated with the dough hook.
Once the dough has formed into a ball, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
4. Roll Out the Dough & Fill the Crust
After the dough has chilled, remove it from the refrigerator, and let rest for 10 minutes before rolling it out using a rolling pin. You can use any type of pie filling, such as fruit, custard, chocolate, etc.
Roll out the dough between two pieces of parchment paper, then transfer it to a pie plate.
5. Baking the Pie Crust
To blind bake a pie crust, first preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Now, cover the top of the pie with Wilton’s Pie Crust Shield and place it in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove the pie crust shield and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
Next, pour the pie filling of your choice into the prepared pie crust and cook the pie as directed by the pie filling of your choice.
When you take the pie out of the oven place it on a cake rack and let it cool completely. Store any leftovers on a pie plate and refrigerate.
Conclusion of “What is Blind Baking Pie Crust?”
Follow my “What is Blind Baking Pie Crust?” directions and you will have a delicious no fuss flakey crust. Make one for your next family gathering and watch your family rave about how delicious it is.
Get ready to impress your family at your next get-together. They will love this flakey pie crust and so will you!
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