How to Freeze and Bake an Apple Pie

What's the secret to always having delicious homemade apple pie on hand? Your freezer, of course!

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 1 hr 40 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 8



box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box


cups thinly sliced, peeled apples (6 medium)
cup sugar
tablespoons all-purpose flour
teaspoon ground cinnamon
teaspoon salt
teaspoon ground nutmeg
tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Place 1 pie crust in 9-inch disposable foil or metal pie plate (do not use glass). Press crust firmly against side and bottom of pie plate.
  • 2 In large bowl, gently mix filling ingredients; spoon into crust-lined pie plate.
  • 3 Top with second crust. Wrap excess top crust under bottom crust edge, pressing edges together to seal; flute.
  • 4 Tightly wrap unbaked pie in 3 layers of plastic wrap, making sure all sides of pie are completely sealed and unexposed.
  • 5 Next, place pie in gallon-size freezer plastic bag; label with the following information: Apple Pie and expiration date of pie which is 2 months after pie is frozen. Place pie in freezer; pull out when ready to bake.
  • 6 When ready to bake pie, heat oven to 450°F. When oven is preheated, remove frozen pie from freezer; cut a few slits in top crust and place in oven. Do not thaw pie because no one wants a soggy pie.
  • 7 Bake 25 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 375°F; bake 40 to 50 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown and apples are hot and soft when pricked with a fork.
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