Williams-Sonoma Pie Weights Jar
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.
Overall Product Rating
WyoWindblown - Review from Williams-Sonoma
Work well, but breakableI'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!
jfm1 - Review from Williams-Sonoma
Stinky Pie BeadsI 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.
PBJFraley - Review from Williams-Sonoma
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!
alishaleah - Review from Williams-Sonoma
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.
RainyDay - Review from Williams-Sonoma
Great InvestmentI 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.
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