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Old 11-11-2006, 08:09 PM   #1
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Freezing Pies

Hi, all! I am "in charge" this year of Thankgiving. I have several wonderful recipes which I expect to turn out beautifully, as most of the recipes from allrecipes.com that I've used do. My problem is that I don't have time to make pies from scratch on Thanksgiving. I am wanting to make them from scratch on Monday or Tuesday, freeze them and then bake them on Thanksgiving while we are eating and resting. I'm making 2 pumpkin pies and 2 apple pies. I've read in a few places that the pies can be frozen after being filled and then cooked later. My question is, do I need to thaw them on Thanksgiving or can I just follow the regular cooking instructions?


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Old 11-11-2006, 08:50 PM   #2
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Welcome to DC! Why not just bake them on Tuesday? Pies last a while.

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Old 11-12-2006, 02:15 AM   #3
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I do not think it's wise to freeze unbaked pies especially when the mixture is wet. Why not prebake the pie crust and freeze it for use later. The filling and baking can be done on the eve of Thanksgiving.
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Old 11-13-2006, 09:52 AM   #4
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I've decided to bake the apple pies and freeze them. Some of the information I've found on the internet recommends this. To have warm pies you reheat at 325 f until they start to bubble again.
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Now I want apple pie!

Thanks alot. :(
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Old 11-13-2006, 10:29 AM   #6
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Baked pies freeze beautifully. Just package them securely so that they don't get banged up.
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Old 11-13-2006, 10:35 AM   #7
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Do you guys think I can get away with making the filling for the pumpkin pies ahead, freezing it, thawing and filling the pies on Thankgiving? I may be hoping for too much but I'd like to simplify the work on Thanksgiving as much as possible while still have a made-from-scratch meal.

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