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Can I freeze my unbaked apple pie and for how long?

Can I freeze my unbaked apple pie and for how long? I have an apple tree in the backyard and I would like to get some use of the apples. Thanks

ANSWER:

Yes, you can freeze unbaked as well as baked fruit pies.

Method for Freezing Unbaked Pies: Prepare the pie according to recipe directions - however, before filling the pie crust, brush it with lightly beaten egg white to prevent the crust from becoming soggy. Add filling, then cover entire pie with an upside-down aluminum pie plate. Wrap tightly in plastic or foil, label with the date, and freeze. Unbaked pies can be kept frozen for up to three months.

To bake a frozen, unbaked fruit pie, remove the wrapping and bake in a 425°F (220°C) oven for 15 minutes, then lower the heat to 375°F (190°C) and cook for another 45 minutes or until done.

Method for Freezing Baked Pies: Cool baked pie completely then wrap tightly and freeze for up to four months. (Be sure to label it with the date.)

To use a frozen, baked fruit pie, thaw uncovered at room temperature. If you like, you can reheat a thawed pie in the oven, by baking it uncovered at 325°F for 15 to 20 minutes, or until it's warmed through.

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