They come in a variety of colors and quite affordable! The benefits are no greasing or oiling pans required. Pans heat quickly and bake evenly without dark edges and super easy to remove just by lightly twisting or gently pulling on the sides for quick release.
They are freezer and refrigerator and microwave safe. They are also dishwasher safe. Bake, store, freeze and reheat.
No rust like the aluminum ones! No need to alter your batter or temperature. Cleanup is so easy. Lightweight and easy storage plus they don't lose their shape!
Once you make these tarts, they are so versatile. You can fill them with anything you like from scrabbled eggs to open face quiches to mouth watering desserts.
Curt's Delectables Blog today for a great recipe using his Homemade Nutella filled Cannoli Tarts!
Some things to remember along the way:
Now with all that said on how much I love using the silicone molds.
I have experienced that heavier silicone larger molds used, can be a disaster.
If you don't grease them or have a heavy filling they fall apart easy and are hard to handle.
Also learning to make sure they are completely cooled or the larger tarts with top crusts can split in half or fall apart.
The large ones just didn't do well with top crusts.
I stick to the small ones.
You can then unmold them fill with fresh fruits, puddings or other ideas you may have.
Homemade Nutella Filling!
The smaller ones do well with top crusts when making fruit filled or egg filling quiche tarts, or pies.
The last thing I encountered was baking time. Most instructions say bake as usual.
These seemed to cook much quicker. I reduced the pie crusts and tart dough time by 10 minutes.
Another tip is to prick the dough first before baking to ensure it has air in it and doesn't puff up.
Cool dough before removing from the molds.
All and all I really like using these but with everything you have to get use to the pros and cons.
I still like the metal ones for heavy filled pudding treats like Italian Pusties with a top crust.
I find releasing a heavier filled tart these are too flimsy to handle.
Here are some dough recipes that worked well for me and I didn't need to grease the molds.
For easy clean up and use, refer to the package instructions.