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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









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