Cherry pie, apple pie, blueberry pie. Apple pies are the best! There’s just something about an apple pie that makes everyone smile. That’s why so many people love to eat them during the fall season. While I love all types of pies, there is no denying that apple pies are my favorite. With apple pies, most people including myself won’t be able to finish all of it in one sitting. It will need to be stored for later. Would freezing apple pie be one of the options?
Can you freeze apple pie? Yes! You can freeze apple pie. Always try to use the freshest ingredients to make the pie. This way, it will remain fresh for a long time in the freezer. Apple pie should be stored in an airtight container or freezer bag. This will help the pie maintain its moisture and prevent air from causing freezer burn. Properly stored, apple pie will last for up to 6 months in the freezer.
Does Apple Pie Freeze Well?
The ingredients in an apple pie make it difficult to freeze well. It’s best to eat an apple pie the same day you make it.
Apple pies are not the best thing to freeze. The filling can become watery and the crust will get soft and soggy. The best way to store your apple pies is by refrigerating them, or by storing them in a lunchbox or airtight container with some paper towels on top to absorb any extra moisture.
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The main reason people want to freeze apple pie is that it can be stored for a long time without going bad. It can be frozen in many different ways and is delicious when you decide to eat it.
Below is an easy way to freeze fresh apple pies that have not been baked. Follow the steps below to freeze apple pie.
Step 1: Start by lining a pie plate with aluminum foil and butter it up as well as the edges of the pie plate.
Step 2: Then, fill the bottom of your pie plate with a layer or two of crumpled-up aluminum foil to make sure that the top crust doesn’t get soggy and will stay crispy when you take it out later on and eat it.
Step 3: Peel and slice up your apples and put them in between layers of pastry dough, then pour some sugar on top if you want it sweeter or cinnamon sugar on top if you want less sweet then top with another layer of dough.
Step 4: Place the pie crust in the freezer for an hour or until it is solid.
Step 5: Once it’s completely frozen, remove them from the freezer.
Step 6: Immediately transfer the apple pie to a freezer bag. Press out any excess air and seal it.
Step 7: Write the date of freezing on the freezer bag and place it into the freezer.
How Long Can You Freeze Apple Pie?
The best way to store an apple pie is in the freezer. Freezing apple pies can help them last longer than if they are stored in the fridge. While the freezer will not kill any bacteria that might be present, it will slow down its growth.
You can keep your apple pie frozen for up to 6 months, but it is important to wrap it tightly so that no air reaches the pie. This will prevent dried-out crusts and mushy apples.
If you are planning on eating your pie within a month, you should put it in the fridge instead of freezing because freezing might cause condensation on the surface of your pie which could result in sogginess or a misshapen crust when you defrost it.
How Do You Defrost Apple Pie?
For convenience, we will focus on the various steps to take in order to thaw and then defrost an apple pie.
Using Oven To Defrost Apple Pie
The first step is to place the apple pie on a cookie sheet and put it in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. The second step is to remove it from the oven when it has thawed and cooled down.
After that, you should refrigerate it for 12 hours or until you are ready to eat. You can also leave it outside on a porch overnight if you live in a warmer climate. The last step is to run hot water over the apple pie while still in its plastic wrapping and place it into your refrigerator for another 12 hours or until you want to eat.
Using Microwave To Defrost Apple Pie
It is important to know that the best method of defrosting an apple pie is by using a microwave. The apple pie should be sliced and placed on a microwave-safe plate. The microwaves will defrost the apple pie in 10 minutes or less.
Using Cold Water To Defrost Apple Pie
Microwaves and ovens are two of the most popular methods people use to defrost their pies, but they can also be done with cold water.
To do this, use cold water and place the slices of pie in a colander over a bowl of cold water and let it sit for 5-10 minutes before removing and patting dry with paper towels.
Can You Refreeze Apple Pie?
The answer is no. If you were to refreeze the pie, it would be extremely soggy and not appetizing at all. The best thing to do, if you want to keep your apple pie for the next day, is to wrap it up in aluminum foil and put it in the fridge.
Other Questions about Apple Pie
Can you freeze an apple pie that has been cooked?
Yes, you can freeze an apple pie that has been cooked. To freeze a baked apple pie, it will need to be cooled in the fridge first before putting it into a freezer-safe container or bag and placing it into the freezer. This is because apples start breaking down when they are heated above 100 degrees Fahrenheit which means that your applesauce will turn into apple mush if frozen after being made or cooked.
Freezing apple pie that has been baked will last for about 6 months. If you freeze just the filling itself, it will remain fresh for up to 1 year.
Can you freeze homemade apple pie?
Yes, you can freeze homemade apple pie. If you have any leftovers, place them into the freezer unwrapped. Let it sit for a couple of hours to freeze.
Once completely frozen, remove from the freezer and wrap the pie tightly in plastic wrap and seal it with aluminum foil. Write the date of freezing and place it back in the freezer.