How to Make a Foil Ring for Pie Crust

A homemade tinfoil pie ring

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

To keep the edge of a pie crust from over-browning, you can purchase a pie guard or shield or can make one with aluminum foil. 

  1. Cut a 1-foot length of foil from a standard-width package of aluminum foil. Fold the piece evenly in quarters.
  2. Cut a circle out of the center of the foil (begin and end cut on the folded edges).
  3. Unfold the foil and curl the corners under a bit to make a rounded ring shape. Fit it over the pie crust to protect the edge. 
  4. Put the foil ring loosely over the pie before baking and remove near the end of baking time or put it on the pie when the crust edge is golden brown to prevent more browning.

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