Can apple pie be frozen after baking? Is it safe?
If you are new to this, you might as well end up asking the same question. And if you are reading this post, then there is a high chance that you do.
If so, you are in the right place. In this post, I will share with you what I learned about apple pie based on my years of experience baking it.
So, can apple pie be frozen after baking?
Yes, apple pie can be frozen after baking. Freezing apple pie allows you to store baked apple pies for longer periods of time.
Freezing apple pie also allows you to save some time when baking them in bulk for family gatherings or other occasions.
It is easier to freeze baked apple pie than the raw one, as it is less time-consuming and the quality of the baked frozen apple pie will be just as good as when you first baked it.
Freezing raw apple pie, on the other hand, may cause a slight change in the taste of the apple pie.
How to freeze apple pie after baking?
To freeze baked apple pie, all you need to do is to cool the pie completely, wrap it well with cling wraps, then seal it in a freezer bag.
Then, label the freezer bag and store it in the freezer.
If you used a disposable pie pan, then I suggest that you transfer the apple pie to a proper, deep-dish before wrapping it well and storing it in the freezer.
Freezing apple pie can be done after baking or after the pie has been completely cooled. This will help to keep the apple pie from drying out.
Freezing after baking is better because it will be less time-consuming and you can get other things done while you wait for the pie to bake.
It is a great idea to freeze apple pie after cooling if you are making apple pies in bulk because it will be much faster when you want to bake a few for later.
How long can you freeze baked apple pie?
Baked apple pie can last for up to 3-6 months in the freezer if not opened.
The only exception to this is if you freeze apple pie after baking cut slices of it.
Freezing apple pie slices will cause them to absorb moisture and become soggy, so it is best that you only freeze whole pies.
If you are baking apple pies in bulk to store in the freezer, then it is best that you separate each pie with sheets of wax paper so that they will not stick together.
If they do stick together, then thaw them slightly before you try to separate the pies from one another.
You may store the whole pie in the freezer for up to 3 months, but if you are storing sliced apple pies, then they are best-kept frozen for no longer than 1 month.
Freezing apple pie after baking leads to a better and crispier crust, so it is best that you freeze whole pies.
If you freeze slices, it will not cause the crust to become soggy, but it will lack the crispiness that makes it good. It can also cause them to lose some moisture and can result in a dry crust.
Can you refrigerate baked apple pie?
Yes, you can refrigerate baked apple pie. However, freezing apple pie is not the only way to store it.
You can also refrigerate apple pie after baking if you want to keep it fresh for a shorter period of time.
Freezing apple pie is good if you want to store it for longer periods of time, but refrigerating apple pie after baking will help keep it fresh for a maximum of 3 days.
Apple pie that has been refrigerated may not last long enough to be served at a party, but it will be good when served the next day.
It is best that you refrigerate apple pie after baking if you want to keep it for no longer than 3 days.
Freezing apple pie after baking is a good way of keeping it fresh and tasty, but the quality of the pie will depend on how you cook it.
Apple pies that are baked well tend to freeze better than apple pies that are not baked well.
For apple pies that are undercooked, it is best to freeze them after they have been thoroughly cooled in the refrigerator.
How to refrigerate baked apple pie?
To refrigerate apple pie after baking, all you need to do is to cool it completely in the refrigerator.
Then, wrap the pie well with aluminum foil or plastic freezer wrap, and place it in the refrigerator.
Other materials that you may use to store apple pie include bakery boxes, heavy-duty food storage bags, plastic freezer containers, and zippered-style sandwich bags.
When you are done wrapping your apple pies, then you may place them all together in a freezer-safe container or bag.
It is best that you store apple pies this way if you are planning to freeze them.
You may also opt to place apple pies in freezer bags, seal them well, and store them individually to make thawing a breeze.
You can also put all your wrapped apple pies in a freezer bag, tie the top of the bag, and place it flat in the refrigerator.
If you have a vacuum food sealer at home, then place the wrapped apple pies in the machine and seal them well.
Can you leave apple pie out overnight?
You should never leave apple pies out overnight. Although many people recommend it, I do not recommend leaving any food out overnight.
If you have cooked more than one pie, then you should store them in the refrigerator immediately after baking.
When you are already done serving your pie, then put the leftovers in a container and store it in the refrigerator.
If your pie is covered with aluminum foil, then you may store it in the refrigerator as well.
In addition to leaving apple pies out overnight, there are also many other things that you should not do.
1. Do not keep baked apple pie in the sun for too long because this can cause it to become soggy and lose its flavor.
2. Do not leave apple pies at room temperature for more than 2 hours because this can cause them to become unappetizing.
3. Do not leave apple pies in the oven for too long because the crust will become hard and dry.
4. Do not leave apple pies in the toaster oven for too long because this can cause them to become hard.
5. Do not deep freeze apple pies because this can cause them to lose their flavor and texture.
6. Do not store apple pies without wrapping them well because they will attract pests such as ants and cockroaches.
7. Do not store apple pies in the refrigerator for more than 3 days because they may become soggy as you keep them.
Store apple pie in the refrigerator if you want it to last for no more than 3 days.
If you are freezing apple pie, then you should wrap it well first before putting it in the freezer.
In summary, baked apple pie can be frozen. All you need to do is to cool it well after baking, wrap it well for storage, and put it in the freezer.
The quality of the frozen pie will depend on how you cooked the pie.
If it is thoroughly baked, then your frozen apple pies will taste great after thawing them.
You can also refrigerate the pie after baking to keep it fresh.
Wrap the pies before placing them in the refrigerator, and store them together in a freezer-safe container or bag.
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