How can I prevent a single, unfilled pie crust from shrinking when baked?
Here are some tips to help:
- generously prick the unbaked crust with a fork after placing it in the pie pan
- fill the unbaked shell with dry rice or beans; remove them a few minutes before the baking time is over
- place an empty pie pan in the crust before baking
- avoid overstretching the pie crust when you are transferring it to the pie pan.
Barbara Willenberg, Associate State Nutrition Specialist, Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia
Last update: Thursday, December 04, 2008