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Old 12-07-2021, 09:10 PM   #1
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Apple pie filling for later use

I have a few extra apples that I need to do something with.
I was hoping I could make some sort of apple pie filling to use for a later date (that I can freeze).

I already have plenty of apple sauce, apple butter and dried apples, so looking for something different .

Does apple pie filling freeze well ?

I know usually when I make an apple pie, the apple are raw, mixed with everything then do their cooking inside the pie.

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Old 12-07-2021, 09:21 PM   #2
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I'd be concerned the apples would break down with freezing and you would end up with a tasty applesauce.
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Old 12-07-2021, 09:22 PM   #3
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I'd be concerned the apples would break down with freezing and you would end up with a tasty applesauce.
Thats kinda what I thought too.
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Old 12-07-2021, 09:52 PM   #4
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I would cook the filling, put it into a zipper bag, squeeze out as much air as I could, the freeze it.
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Old 12-07-2021, 09:57 PM   #5
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We use pear sauce and apple sauce daily in our morning oat breakfasts, but when I have extra apples, I cook them in slices, serve nice-cream (blueberry is good), with hot apples over top. We use them like potatoes, often and a lot.
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Old 12-08-2021, 02:16 AM   #6
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Apple pies, purchased frozen from the store still have good apple texture. Cook your filling with sugar, and the spices. Don't add the thickener. Let cool. Place in freezer bags, with the pan juices; remove as much air as possible, and freeze. When ready to use, thaw, and add the thickener. a good, flaky bottom crust. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Blind baked the bottom shell with egg wash to get Place filling into your pie shell; put the top crust on, or Dutch apple topping, and bake until the crust is done.

Most thickeners break down when frozen.

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Old 12-08-2021, 03:55 AM   #7
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A local church freezes hundreds of raw apple pies each year with good results.

I would give it a try with this recipe as a guide.

https://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/ho...4-51e6b3adad26

I would freeze the raw apple slices/filling and bake them off like an apple crisp with a simple oatmeal, flour, walnut, brown sugar, butter, crumb topping. The topping could also be made in a large batch and frozen in recipe-sized portions.
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Old 12-08-2021, 09:07 AM   #8
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My mum used to make apple filling , with sugar , cloves and mixed spice. Then she´d bottle (can) it and store it in the cupboard for future use. (No freezing in those days - we didn´t even have a freezer). Perfect.
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Old 12-08-2021, 11:31 AM   #9
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The Willamette Valley Pie Company does exactly this. They make them and freeze them, you bake them for the very first time. This link describes some of their products: https://www.wvpie.com/product-line/pies-cobblers/

I would imagine that they do much like Aunt Bea's link above outlines. Good luck and do tell us what you decide!
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I'm watching this thread, as I wanted to make a big batch of Chunky Applesauce in the Crock Pot for the freezer in individual portions.
I suppose I could 'can' it in small-ish jars, but my pantry space is limited right now.
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A local church freezes hundreds of raw apple pies each year with good results.

I would give it a try with this recipe as a guide.

https://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/ho...4-51e6b3adad26

I would freeze the raw apple slices/filling and bake them off like an apple crisp with a simple oatmeal, flour, walnut, brown sugar, butter, crumb topping. The topping could also be made in a large batch and frozen in recipe-sized portions.

Totally forgot that I followed the Pillsbury guide (my own pie filling recipe though, oh and crust) last year and it worked beautifully!

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I should make up another round, I've got room on the deep freeze.
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Old 12-08-2021, 06:14 PM   #12
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Didn't have time too use the apples today, but did come across a 'King Arthur's make ahead apple pie filling '.

https://www.kingarthurbaking.com/blo...le-pie-filling

Hopefully the apples will last a few more days when I have time to use them up
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Didn't have time too use the apples today, but did come across a 'King Arthur's make ahead apple pie filling '.

https://www.kingarthurbaking.com/blo...le-pie-filling

Hopefully the apples will last a few more days when I have time to use them up
That sounds like a good recipe, Larry. Do you have one of the Amish Apple Corer/Peeler/Slicer gizmos? I've had mine for at least 30 years. One of the best time savers in my kitchen! Makes easy work of apples, but they do need to be pretty round to work well.
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I actually did have one, but I just donated it. I did ' The big clean'. of my kitchen ( and stuff that should be in he kitchen but is somewhere in a box in the basement) and that was one that didnt make the cut.
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