We recommend you use these ceramic pie weights instead of metal ones as they are a lot more hygienic. This box includes 11oz / 500g of ceramic pie weights. With a fork, prick the unbaked pastry shell. Cover it with cooking paper and fill with the pie weights before baking to prevent shell from bubbling up and rising unevenly. Then, cool and remove the pie weights after baking, wash, and store them in this convenient container.