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If I use lentils as pie weights to blind bake a crust, can the lentils be cooked later, or are they toast?

asked by rlouisecull almost 8 years ago

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Mr_Vittles
added almost 8 years ago

They should be saved to be used as pie weights again. You could probably cook them but they would taste bad.

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rlouisecull
added almost 8 years ago

Thank you!

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added almost 8 years ago

Or you could just invest in a jar of pie weights. They're not that expensive. And if you bake pie crusts frequently...

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innoabrd
added almost 8 years ago

Pie weights aren't very much and you can use them for years and years. I have ceramic ones.

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mainecook61
added almost 8 years ago

They will be dried out, not very palatable, if you try to cook them. My favorite pie weights are dried beans, which can be used over and over (mine are several years old) and exceedingly cheap.

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Hilarybee
added almost 8 years ago

They are definitely toast. Like @mainecook61, I just use dried beans as pie weights. I keep them in a jar, and I've used them for years. I think this year I will buy actual pie weights, but beans work great in a pinch.

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spiffypaws
added almost 8 years ago

They're toast. Could be used again as weights. I'm a prof baker-at home I use marbles. They're reuseable forever!

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