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Anyone have experiences or advice on freezing pies either before or after baking- in particular the typical holiday pie flavors. I would like to get a head start and any info would be appreciated. Esp
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Freezing pies?

posted at 9/24/2011 2:21 PM EDT
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Anyone have experiences or advice on freezing pies either before or after baking- in particular the typical holiday pie flavors. I would like to get a head start and any info would be appreciated.

Especially for pumpkin, pecan, and fruit pies.

Thanks!

Re: Freezing pies?

posted at 9/24/2011 2:59 PM EDT
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Fruit pies can usually be made ahead and frozen.  Pumpkin pies need to have a recipe specifically formulated for freezer storage or they tend to separate and weep.  My favorite pumpkin pie recipe on the Libby's Pumpkin label does not freeze well.  It is the yummiest though so I wait to bale that one no sooner thanthe day ahead.
I haven't tried freezing pecan pie ( I usually can't wait to start eating it)

Re: Freezing pies?

posted at 9/24/2011 4:18 PM EDT
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As Frances said, pumpkin pie doesn't freeze too well once it's baked.  It just seems to separate from the crust.  Pecan pie seems to do ok in the freezer, although i did notice the bottom crust was a little softer than usual when defrosted.  I would double wrap any pie you are freezing.  Good luck with the baking Christine.

Re: Freezing pies?

posted at 9/24/2011 5:50 PM EDT
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Custard based pies usually will not freeze well.  That includes pumpkin and pecan.
Fruit pies will freeze well. 
Make sure they are wrapped well.  Store well so crust does not break.  Label so you know what type of pie is wrapped up.  Print baking directions on the label.  Most recipes should give you directions for baking if you freeze the pie.

Re: Freezing pies?

posted at 10/16/2011 1:34 PM EDT
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Another alternative to freezing the whole pie, is to go ahead and make your pie crust, roll it out, put it between layers of waxed paper, place the crusts on a round cookie sheet, and then freeze them. When ready to use, bring to room temperature for about a half hour. I do this, and it saves a lot of time and clean-up around the holidays.

Re: Freezing pies?

posted at 10/16/2011 2:44 PM EDT
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I'd say freezing before baking would be the way to go with pies.  Since sara Lee and others sell frozen pies unbaked that come out of the oven like fresh made, we can do it too.

Re: Freezing pies?

posted at 10/16/2011 4:32 PM EDT
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Verlee, great suggestion on freezing the crusts.  Think I'll try that one myself.

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