When this pie was tested with light and spreadable cream cheeses, the texture was not as good as with regular cream cheese.
When baking a pie shell without a filling, called baking blind, the pastry shrinks. To reduce loss of size: 1. Push pastry about 1/2 inch (2 cm) above the pie plate rim. 2. Prick pastry all over with a fork to reduce air bubbles. 3. Place a piece of foil in the pie shell and fill with pie weights.