Gadget Tree: The Pie Weight Disc


Here’s a great gift or stocking stuffer for the pie-maker on your list: The Pie Weight Disc. 

Pie Weight Disc from Williams-Sonoma

Pie Weight Disc from Williams-Sonoma

Some pies call for “blind baking” the crust before filling it with deliciousness. When you blind bake an unfilled piecrust, you need pie weights to make sure the crust keeps its beautiful pie shape and doesn’t rise and shrink while baking.

Ah, pie weights. What a pain. They can be stainless steel beads on a chain, loose ceramic beads or even rice and beans piled in the middle. Sounds like a hassle, doesn’t it?

Trust me…it really is.

The Pie Weight Disc from Williams-Sonoma takes care of that. The daisy-shaped gadget has silicone petals and a silicone handle and a perforated steel center to let moisture escape so you don’t wind up with a soggy crust. It fits a 9-to-11-inch pie pan.

Best part: It’s dishwasher safe.

So, that takes care of one gift on your list…right??? Get that shopping done early this year!


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I was a TV journalist for many years, but with a house full of kids I decided to come off the road, go to culinary school and follow my passion for cooking. Mama’s High Strung is all about food… everything from creative recipe ideas to some really cool kitchen gadgets and cooking tips. I live in Chicago, but I love to travel and write about my food discoveries! You can reach me by email: