When making crusts for cream pies, professional bakers weigh down the unfilled pastry to prevent it from rising unevenly and bubbling during baking. To achieve the same result, just coil this simple chain of stainless-steel beads into the pie shell before it goes in the oven; when the crust is done, the chain is easy to gather, clean and store.
For best results, lay parchment paper on the shell or lightly coat the chain with cooking spray before placement.
Measures 10' long and weighs 7 oz – a good size and weight for standard pies (about 9" in diameter). Dishwasher safe.