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Dec 7, 2006 03:04 PM

Freezing pies?

I am not big on freezing things. However, I am having houseguests for a week at Christmas and won't survive cooking multiple meals without making some things ahead of time. I want to make a pumpkin pie and a pecan pie for Christmas and was wondering if they will be ok if I make them the week before and freeze them. If so, how should I wrap them?? Can I put ceramic and glass pie plates in the freezer?? Thanks.

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  1. I have frozen certain pies with graham cracker crusts...mouse style pies, and of course ice cream pies. I've never frozen things like apple or pumpkin with a regular crust. Although, I do make my crusts ahead of time and freeze them. Take them out when you need fine for any pie plate, pyrex, metal, stoneware.

    1. I freeze unbaked fruit pies all the time, placing saran wrap between the dough and pie plate and removing the pie plate for space reasons. I don't think either a custard pie like pumpkin or a syrup-caramel pie would fair as well . I would prepare the dought first and freeze it then roll out and bake when your guests arrive.

      1. I've frozen unbaked apple pies with great success, but I don't think I would chance a pumpkin pie.

        1. I've frozen baked pies of all kinds successfully. This includes custard-type pies like pumpkin. A wild blueberry pie made with a custard filling came through nearly as good as when it was freshly baked. The pastry isn't as flaky as when it's freshly baked and some pie crusts may become soggy. Mine didn't but I make a very high-fat crust with lard and butter, that might make some difference.