Many recipes for pies and tarts call for blind-baking the unfilled crust - a process made more reliable with the help of these ceramic weights. Round ceramic weights prevent pie and tart crusts from shrinking or blistering during baking. After fitting the pastry dough into your pan, press on a layer of foil and line it with the weights. Ensures an attractive pastry shell that will hold its shape when filled. The unglazed ceramic material also helps to evenly distribute heat, promoting uniform baking. Enough for two 9" pie shells. Can be used again and again. Includes a clear glass storage jar.