If you are an apple pie lover like myself, you probably dread wasting any of this delicious dessert. Luckily, freezing apple pies is not only possible, but it is also quite easy! Whether you have some leftover slices or want to make a few ahead of time, freezing apple pies is the perfect solution for preserving your delicious dessert.
Freezing Apple Pie
Both of these amazing images show how you can freeze apple pies. Apple pies can be frozen either before they are baked or after they have been baked. Here are the steps for both:
Freezing Apple Pie Before Baking
1. Prepare your apple pie recipe as you normally would up until the step of baking.
2. Once your apple pie is assembled in the pie dish, wrap it tightly with plastic wrap. Be sure to press the plastic wrap against the surface of the pie to prevent freezer burn.
3. Then, wrap the pie tightly with aluminum foil.
4. Label and date the pie and place it in the freezer for up to 4 months.
5. When you are ready to bake the pie, remove it from the freezer and let it thaw in the fridge overnight.
6. Once thawed, unwrap the pie and bake it according to your recipe’s instructions.
Freezing Apple Pie After Baking
1. Bake your apple pie as you normally would.
2. Let the pie cool completely to room temperature.
3. Once the pie is cool, wrap it tightly with plastic wrap. Be sure to press the plastic wrap against the surface of the pie to prevent freezer burn.
4. Then, wrap the pie tightly with aluminum foil.
5. Label and date the pie and place it in the freezer for up to 4 months.
6. When you are ready to eat the pie, remove it from the freezer and let it thaw in the fridge overnight.
7. Once thawed, unwrap the pie and heat it in the oven at 350°F for 15-20 minutes or until heated through.
- 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 8 Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored and sliced
- Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
- Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add water, white sugar and brown sugar, and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer.
- Place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples and mounded slightly. Cover with a lattice work of crust.
- Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the crust. Pour slowly so that it does not run off.
- Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 350°F (175°C). Continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft.
Now, enjoy your apple pie any time of year without worrying about any of it going to waste!