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How to Freeze and Bake an Apple Pie

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How to Freeze and Bake an Apple Pie
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 40 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 8

What’s the secret to have delicious homemade apple pie on hand at all times? Your freezer, of course! We break down all steps you need to know to freeze and bake an apple pie for whenever the occasion calls for it. MORE+ LESS-

Updated September 24, 2019
Pillsbury Pie Crust
Make with
Pillsbury Pie Crust

Ingredients

Crust

1
box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box

Filling

6
cups thinly sliced, peeled apples (6 medium)
3/4
cup sugar
3
tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1
tablespoon lemon juice

Steps

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

  • Write the baking instructions in permanent marker on the freezer bag before placing your pie in the freezer for a quick cheat-sheet on how to bake this tasty pie!
  • Add a cookie sheet under the pie plate as it bakes to catch any drips.
  • If your crust begins to brown too much during baking, cover the top with foil and continue to bake until the apples are cooked through.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
19%
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
330mg
14%
Potassium
80mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
56g
19%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
27g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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