When I saw these "pie weights," I had no idea what they were.
Could it be that the heavy little ceramic beads were made for lifting up over your head in order to build enough muscles to justify having a second piece of pie? Were they for slipping beneath the crust so the judges at the county fair would award the pie the blue ribbon in the "densest" category? Were they a joke?
When I asked my friend, she said they were for placing on top of the pie crust to keep it from bubbling up.
I never knew that was a deal-breaker in eating pie.
What's your favorite kind of pie?