This packet of reusable pie weights contains plenty of pea-size ceramic beads to cover the bottom of an unfilled piecrust, preventing the shrinking that can occur while baking. To use, press the crust into the pan, prick with a fork, line with aluminum foil or wax paper, and fill with pie weights. Bake according to crust recipe, cool, and then remove the liner and pour the weights into a colander to continue cooling. Wash the weights, and then store them in their original plastic container or in a jar. --Jennifer Harris
Pie weights are used to prevent pie shells from blistering and shrinking while they bake. Mrs. Anderson's pie weights are ceramic, they conduct heat evenly and are also easy to clean after baking! For added convenience, the packaging becomes a storage container for the weights. For a great pie shell, these are a great value.