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If I use dried beans as pie weights and put them in the oven, can I save the beans and cook them later for eating?

Not sure if putting them in the oven would affect them in some way?

asked by VanessaS over 5 years ago
7 answers 2359 views
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added over 5 years ago

I'm going to jump in there and say don't eat them. I have a jar of beans that I use for baking. After they have been baked, I return them to the jar for the next time I need baking beans. I have not tried to bake with them, but they look a bit toasted and I'm guessing they might not soften up properly.

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Sam1148

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added over 5 years ago

No. Use foil and coins, they have more weight and you can use them again and again.

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Anitalectric

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added over 5 years ago

I agree with pantry shelf. You can continue to bake with them multiple times.

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added over 5 years ago

I don't use any weights. I dock.

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hardlikearmour

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added over 5 years ago

I'm with Sam1148 - pennies work great, transfer the heat better than beans, and are reusable. Don't eat the beans after you use them as pie weights

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added over 5 years ago

I have one jar of dried beans that are dedicated pie weights. After baking once, I doubt you would want to eat them since they wouldn't rehydrate & cook properly.

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pierino

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added over 5 years ago

Of course ceramic pie weights are not expensive and will last longer than beans.