The Best Pie Weights
These babies will keep your crusts from shrinking, puffing, and slouching.
Bake with confidence and say goodbye to a soggy crust. Not all pie weights are created equal. These three are, well, worth their weight in dough.
Achieve golden-crust bliss with this old-school pick. R&M International
When it comes to pie weights, there’s power in numbers. And this 1-lb. bag contains enough to properly fill up most pie pans. The ceramic beads distribute heat evenly, resulting in a more even and attractive crust, and the mesh bag makes storage a cinch.
The ultimate no-muss, no-fuss option. Jaz Innovations
This 10-foot-long chain eliminates the need to corral and store a bunch of individual weights. And because it’s made entirely of stainless steel, the all-in-one tool can go right in the dishwasher after its work is down.
Easy to use, for smaller dishes. Chicago Metallic
Also dishwasher-safe and easy-to-store, Chicago Metallic’s stainless-steel and silicone disc boasts a perforated base to encourage airflow. The only drawback: It’s less adaptable than the others. With a diameter of 8.5 inches, this one works only in 9- and 11-inch pie pans.