Penny pie weights are an old-school hack for an all-time favorite: pie.
If you’ve ever tried to make a pie crust from scratch, it may have turned out a bit differently than you’d planned. Without using pie weights when you bake the crust, it can turn into something that looks like a giant biscuit.
What, you don’t have pie weights? No worries, when you are “parbaking” your pie crust, cover it with foil and use uncooked rice, or marbles or even pennies to keep it from rising. If you’re really on top of things, your pies may look like this.