blind-bake

transitive verb

blind-baked; blind-baking; blind-bakes
: to bake (a pastry or pie shell) before adding a filling
Fill the crust with pie weights (dried rice or beans work fine) and blind-bake the crust until it is just set, 10 to 12 minutes.Emeril Lagasse, Farm to Fork: Cooking Local, Cooking Fresh, 2010
Let the blind-baked tart shell cool partially on a wire rack.Vitaly Paley et al., The Paley's Place Cookbook, 2008
blind baking noun
If pastry is to have a moist filling, it will probably require partial blind baking to prevent the base becoming soggy. Murdoch Books, The Essential Baking Cookbook, 2005
Save the beans or rice and use them again for blind baking. Gwen Schoen, Sacramento (California) Bee, 19 July 2006

Word History

First Known Use

1981, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blind-bake was in 1981

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“Blind-bake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blind-bake. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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