Mrs. Anderson's Pie Weights
This packet of reusable pie weights contains plenty of pea-size ceramic beads to cover the bottom of an unfilled piecrust, preventing the shrinking that can occur while baking.
To use, press the crust into the pan, prick with a fork, line with aluminum foil or wax paper, and fill with pie weights.
Bake according to crust recipe, cool, and then remove the liner and pour the weights into a colander to continue cooling. Wash the weights, and then store them in their original plastic container or in a jar.