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Feb 10, 2009 05:30 AM

Question about Ina Garten's chicken pot pie

so I made this yesterday:

I only made tha filling, and froze it in 3 separate oven safe dishes. When we are ready to eat it, I'd like to make the crust. How do I cook it? Do I partially ( or fully ) defrost it. put the crust on and then cook? Or do I cook it completely frozen with the crust?

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  1. I would get the filling to the same temp as the newly made (and chilled) crust and then proceed. I think you'll have problems if you have food items at different temperatures to begin.

    It's a fabulous recipe.

    1. I do the same thing - making the filling ahead of time and later add crust. I used to just pull the frozen filling out, top it with the crust, and bake it for 25 minutes in a 375 oven. But a couple times, the filling got soupy. So now, I pull the filling out of the freezer the night before or the morning of the evening I plan to make the pot pies. By the time I top them with the crust, they're defrosted and they bake up perfectly. Hope that helps.

      1. jfood uses frozen (well, actually thawed) puff pastry, bakes on a baking sheet and then puts on top of the hot filling. I'll do that next time as I'm not so good with pie crust plus like puff pastry better.

        1. next time you can freeze with the crust, and then bake the whole thing together from frozen....just like a frozen pot pie from the supermarket. this is my go-to pot pie recipe.

          6 Replies
          1. re: eLizard

            And, sake, you may not know this but eLizard is known as "dough whisperer" to his friends :) Hi, e.

            1. re: c oliver

              ha! no pressure! hi yourself! oh, and i'm a girl, by the way! lol

              1. re: eLizard

                Funny!! She thought I was a guy, too!! (What do you think the percentage of females is on Home Cooking board? Bet it's high.)

                1. re: walker

                  Yeah but, Walker, remember: I thought you were a young, gay guy! I was very specific in my own mind :) I feel like we might be surprised by the ratio. Still believe many more women than men, but I think there are more men than I would have thought originally. Plenty of references to wives and GFs. PS: I'm a "girl" also.

                  1. re: c oliver

                    Every time I think of this, it gives me a big laugh.

            2. re: eLizard

              this is what I do, it's so easy and sooo good! the ultimate comfort food because it's super convenient!