Super Fast Method to a Fresh Baked Home-Made Pie!

I don’t know where my brain is sometimes but this is the first year it occurred to me that pies can be prepared ahead of time and frozen, to be magically available when in a pinch! Over Thanksgiving I knew that this year I would be very pressed for time at Christmas.  I made several extra apple pies and rather than cooking, wrapped them tightly in foil, with a plastic bag around that, and stored them in the freezer. I had never frozen a pie before and wasn’t even sure if it was best to freeze cooked or uncooked.

apple pie © Kim Smith 2013

Last night at dinner I was reminded by husband and kids of pies in the freezer. I pulled out an apple pie and placed it in the frig to defrost overnight. Several hours prior to baking I removed it from the refrigerator, which allowed it to reach room temperature. By the time it went in the oven this afternoon it was completely defrosted. Baked in a 375 degree oven for approximately 50 minutes, the pie cooked perfectly! Happy Husband, Happy Kids!

About Kim Smith

Currently creating documentary films about the Monarch Butterfly, Black Swallowtail Butterfly, and Gloucester's Feast of St. Joseph. Landscape designer for the Gloucester Harbor Walk Gardens. Designer, lecturer, author, illustrator, photographer. Visit my blog for more information about my landscape and interior design firm- Good Morning Gloucester daily contributor. Author/illustrator "Oh Garden of Fresh Possibilities! Notes from a Gloucester Garden"
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8 Responses to Super Fast Method to a Fresh Baked Home-Made Pie!

  1. Looks great! Some posts ago you asked what FOBs added to apple pies ~ this year I will be tossing in some cranberries. And next year I hope to remember your freezing tip ~

  2. happy me says:

    Awesome! i normally read the directions on the box but you made it much more simple!

    Thank you!

  3. Dave Moore says:

    Nothing better than a happy face and tummy from the pie :-)

  4. Anonymous says:

    I bake my pies while still frozen and they bake perfectly.

  5. happy me says:

    so its not Sara lee?

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