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Old 07-21-2005, 11:08 AM   #1
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Freezing Pies?

I was just looking through a cookbook I picked up at the library. It was suggested that pies could be made in advance and frozen for later use. Has anyone had any success doing this? Whats the best process so I don't get those freezer crystals?

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Old 07-21-2005, 11:56 AM   #2
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I've never tried it first hand, but maybe you could put a piece of wax paper on the top crust and then wrap with saran to avoid the crystals or freezer burn.

Hopefully someone with first hand experience will come along.
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Old 07-21-2005, 01:57 PM   #3
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I generally freeze the pie uncooked. Then when I cook it later it is fresh tasting and yummy. I just toss mine into the freezer and once it is frozen I bag it in a ziploc.
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Old 07-21-2005, 02:09 PM   #4
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I do the same as Alix, usually adding a layer of wax paper and foil before sliding the pie in a zip-lock. Out of curiosity, do you all let the pie thaw before baking or just pop it in the oven frozen? (I do the latter)

I'm moving this to the dessert/pie forum.
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Old 07-21-2005, 02:33 PM   #5
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Oops, missed that PA. Thanks, and I cook mine from frozen.
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Old 07-21-2005, 02:36 PM   #6
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What sorts of pies do you freeze? And do you have the 'soggy bottom' problem when baking after freezing?
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Old 07-21-2005, 03:15 PM   #7
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I've only ever frozen my apple pie. I never have a soggy bottom problem. It takes awhile longer to cook, but just like I'd do with a "fresh" pie, I simply cover it with foil if it starts to get too brown.
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Tx! ------head spinning -------getting ideas!
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Old 07-21-2005, 09:16 PM   #9
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Think about how you can work ahead for your baking job, marm! Especially for the holidays! (I never freeze pumpkin pies though--the filling always pulls away from the crust.)
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I've only tried freezing the crust for up to a week or two ... never tried freezing a whole pie.
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