Yup, that’s what we’re talkin’ about today. Homemade, from scratch, fresh Apple Pie and then we’re going to freeze them, unbaked! for later.
I’ve showed you my version of Apple Pie before, super easy to do, and WAY better than using that ready-made canned stuff.
Well, for some reason, we have not been able to finish a whole Pie before it goes South.
I put my brain to the task of figuring this conundrum out
I bought these mini Pie Tins awhiles back. Why can’t I make up four Mini Apple Pies and freeze them individually, unbaked ? I did a few internet searches and this is what I devised.
One recipe of my Apple Crostata aka Apple Pie, will make 4 of these Mini Pies.
If you put the Mini Pies, unbaked, into the deep freeze on a sheet pan, you’re virtually doing an IQF. ⭐
Once they’re frozen solid, usually over night will do it, simply wrap each Pie, still in their Pie Tins, in some heavy-duty foil, then into a gallon sized freezer zip-top bag that you of course have marked with the date and content.
Now, whenever you want a freshly baked Mini Apple Pie, here’s what you do:
Preheat the oven to 450°
Place any number of your still frozen solid Mini Apple Pies in their tins on a lined sheet pan
Bake for 20 minutes
Reduce the heat to 375° and bake another 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.
And Bob’s your uncle!
I didn’t even have to put any foil around the edge of the crust, it’s gorgeous and mighty tasty, even if I do say so myself. 😎