Blind baking is a handy method guaranteeing a crisp and tender crust for single-crust pies. In this clip from the America's Test Kitchen Cooking School, Bridget Lancaster demonstrates this key technique. For more pie secrets check out our Foolproof Apple Pies Lesson.
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