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Pie weights--beans or rice?

blaireso | Jan 30, 201301:55 PM     13

I've been making pies for 40 years, and have never had a set of pie weights or used beans or rice for blind baking, I've always just docked the crusts to prevent bubbles. I have another use for them now, and want to know your opinions as to which I should get, a sack of beans or rice. And, if beans, which kind? I'm thinking the answer is "the cheapest" but I also am wondering if red beans will color the food I'm trying to bake? (If you're curious, my DH just bought "me" a set of those tortilla molds for taco salads, etc. and I've read that using pie weights will help keep corn tortillas from bouncing back when baking.)

So, which should I use? Rice or beans?

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