I need to make an apple pie several days in advance of serving. Best way to preserve it?
Can I freeze an apple pie once it is baked? Or should I freeze the prepared pie before baking? If I freeze the baked pie, do I defrost in the fridge or on the counter? If I freeze the unbaked pie, how much baking time should I add? The pie will not be served hot as it will be traveling with my son into school for a party. Advice?
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Make your dough, roll it out, and line your pie shell. Freeze it.
Separately i would cook the filling in a pan or pot. This can be stored in the fridge for a few days.
When ready to bake, pour the filling in the frozen shell, put the lid on and bake as usual.
The plus to this is no filling shrinkage and a really flaky pie dough as it is cooked from frozen.
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Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place frozen pie still on baking sheet in oven for 50-60 minutes.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place pie on baking sheet in oven for 8-10 minutes.