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How To Freeze Apple Pie

Fruity, tangy and perfectly apple flavored! Apple pie is THE BEST! I’ll show you how to freeze apple pie to save it for baking later! 


A look at the lattice top of a apple pie How to Make Apple Pie with Apple Pie Filling

How to Make Apple Pie with Apple Pie Filling

 

Apple pie is best made from scratch or from Canned Filling. You can get the same kind of taste from baked apples or Southern Fried Apples! YUM! Of course apple pecan waffles or apple butter also works for that magical fall taste!

Why This Recipe For How to Freeze Apple Pie Works

  • It’s an easy way to make apple pie ahead for later baking!
  • Everyone wants to know how to freeze Apple Pie!
  • You already have everything  you need! 
  • It’s a great way to store partial apple pie for later too!

Here’s How To Freeze Apple Pie:

STEP 1. Label your Gallon Size FREEZER  ziplock bag with the date, name of what will be in the package and a use by date. (6 months) to freeze apple pie.

Apple Pie in a labeled Freezer Storage Bag

STEP 2. Put the pie into the bag, squeeze out as much air as possible and set it in the freezer. 

pie in freezer bag in the freezer

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Can I Freeze a Pie That Has Already Been Baked? 

Yes! Absolutely, simply follow the instructions given below and you’ll have a perfect pie to reheat for later. 

Can I Freeze An Apple Pie That I Just Made But Haven’t Baked? 

Sure! That’s exactly the right thing to do to save your pie for later. Freeze it for up to 6 months.

How Long Is a Frozen Apple Pie Good For? 

A frozen apple pie is good for about 6 months from the date you froze it. If kept strictly at freezing, then it will be good for much longer, but in most cases a home freezer doesn’t keep things quite that frosty. 

Does Apple Pie Need to be Refrigerated? 

Yes. You need to keep your apple pie in the refrigerator. I’m sure your granny, just like mine, would leave pie out on the counter BUT today we know that it’s best to keep it in the fridge.

Is It Better to Freeze an Apple Pie Before or After Baking? 

Either is fine. I like to freeze mine before baking, but after is fine too. I like to freeze mine before because I feel that the texture and consistency is better that way. 

How Do I Cook a Frozen Apple Pie? 

  • If you froze the pie before baking, remove it from the freezer and allow it to thaw in the fridge, then bake as you would a fresh pie.
  • Perhaps you want to bake the pie from frozen? No problem at all. Place the frozen pie in a 375 oven and bake for 55 minutes. Check after 40 minutes and if the crust is starting to over brown, place a piece of aluminum foil over the top.

Should I Prebake the Crust For An Apple Pie? 

There’s no need to prebake an apple pie crust, even if you are freezing it. Apple pie filling does not make the pie soggy. 

Beef Pie with Olives and Herbs

Put it all in the bottom pie shell and cover it with the top pie shell, don’t forget the vents

Tips and Tricks

  • Make your apple pie in a 9” aluminum pie pan for easy freezing. The 9” pie pans fit perfectly inside a gallon size freezer storage bag. 
  • If you are making a double crust pie, then don’t cut the vent holes until you are ready to bake it. This will keep all of the pie inside the pie. 
  • If making a single crust pie, freeze the pie uncovered on a shelf in the freezer first (about 3 hours), THEN place it into the bag. That way the filling won’t stick to the bag. Make sure to set the pie level in the freezer. 
  • This works for pie filling you made yourself, canned pie filling, homemade pie crust or store bought crust.
  • Here’s some great information about freezing apples too!

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How to Freeze Apple Pie

Fruity, tangy and perfectly apple flavored! Apple pie is THE BEST! I’ll show you how to freeze apple pie to save it for baking later!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: freezing apple pie, how to freeze apple pie
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
freezing time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 3 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 97kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker

Ingredients

  • 1 pie crust
  • 2 apple pie filling add these together and make into a pie

Instructions

  • Write today’s date, Baked or Unbaked Apple Pie and Use by date 6 months from now on a freezer quality storage bag.
  • Place the pie into the bag, close the seal.
  • Place the pie into the freezer on a flat surface, sitting level.
  • Freeze for up to six months.

Notes

  • Make your apple pie in a 9” aluminum pie pan for easy freezing. The 9” pie pans fit perfectly inside a gallon size freezer storage bag.
  • If you are making a double crust pie, then don’t cut the vent holes until you are ready to bake it. This will keep all of the pie inside the pie.
  • If making a single crust pie, freeze the pie uncovered on a shelf in the freezer first (about 3 hours), THEN place it into the bag. That way the filling won't stick to the bag. Make sure to set the pie level in the freezer.
  • This works for pie filling you made yourself, canned pie filling, homemade pie crust or store bought crust.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
How to Freeze Apple Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 97 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 87mg4%
Potassium 21mg1%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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alison barnett

Tuesday 11th of February 2020

Easy to follow directions and delicious too.

Wendi Spraker

Wednesday 12th of February 2020

Thanks Alison!

Wendi Spraker

Friday 25th of October 2019

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