How Long to Bake a Pie Crust in a Metal Pan
The amount of time it takes to bake a pie crust in a metal pan depends on whether you need the crust to be par-baked or fully cooked. A par-baked crust, like what you’ll need for a quiche or custard-based pie, takes 10 to 15 minutes in a 425-degree oven. For a fully baked crust, you’ll need at least a half-hour in total.
To blind-bake a pie crust, start by rolling out the dough and forming your crust, then line the crust with foil or parchment paper and fill it with dried beans or pie weights. After 10 to 15 minutes, remove the par-baked crust from the oven and take out the weights and foil/parchment. If you need a fully baked crust to use for a cream pie, prick the bottom with a fork and return it to the oven for another 20 minutes or so, until it’s golden and crisp.