How To Freeze Blueberry Pie? (everything you need to know)

Take a look at the blueberry pie in the picture above… doesn’t it just look so scrumptious?

 

When fresh blueberries are at their peak during the summer months, it’s difficult to resist the temptation to freeze some for later use—especially when it’s too hot to bake in the oven (for me it’s never too hot to bake in the oven).

 

How To Freeze Blueberry Pie?

 

  • Follow the directions and let it cool all the way.

  • Put the pie in a freezer bag, seal it, label it, and you can keep it frozen for up to 4 months.

  • To eat, let the food thaw at room temperature.

  • If you want to serve your pie warm, let it thaw, then bake it in a 425°F oven that has been preheated for about 15 minutes, or until it is warm all the way through.

 

 

After doing more investigation, I discovered additional facts that you should be aware of, so please continue reading…

 

 

How to Freeze a blueberry Fruit Pie


FYI: It’s a rather straightforward process…

 

Prepare your pie as you would normally, following the directions on your favorite recipe. Except for baked fruit pies with meringue toppers, this method works for any baked fruit pie...

 

  • Wrap it in plastic wrap and place it in the freezer for an hour or two until the crust is solid enough to not get deformed when you wrap it.

  • Afterwards, cover it tightly in a double layer of plastic wrap, followed by a double layer of aluminum foil, to help avoid freezer burn. If you happen to have a supply of two-gallon ziplock freezer bags on hand, they work well as the outer layer as well.

  • Forward to the middle of winter, when an icy cold forces you to stay indoors in your long johns and Uggs (not that I’d ever do such a thing!). Remove the pie from the freezer and throw away the plastic wrapper.

  • Place it on the counter while you preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Then bake it according to the directions on the package, but check it with your eyes and nose to be sure it’s thoroughly done.

  • The baking time will most likely need to be increased by 20 minutes or more in order to guarantee that the filling is thick and bubbling.


  • Tadah! In the midst of winter, have a taste of summer. It is important to note that this method works for double-crust fruit pies. I’ve never frozen cream or custard pie before, but it’s possible that you could do so.

  • The best method for me to determine whether or not a dessert can be frozen is to search for it in the frozen foods area of my local grocery store!

 

Pies to be frozen and baked later


While it is possible to freeze a pie after it has been prepared, freezing the pie before baking ensures the flakiest crust and the most vibrant fruit tastes.

 

Instructions for freezing fruit pies to make later may be found here:

 

  • To prevent the color of light-colored fruits from fading when baked into pies (such as peaches, pears, apricots, nectarines, or apples), first, treat them with ascorbic acid color-keeper before baking.

  • This helps to protect the fruit from turning brown and becoming rotten. This product may be found with canning materials and on the internet. It is sold under a variety of brand names, including Fruit-Fresh.

  • Follow the instructions on the packaging when it comes to treating the fruit.

  • Place the pie in a freezer bag or cover it in double-thick aluminum foil to keep it fresh.

  • Seal the container, label it, and store it in the freezer for up to four months.

 

 

When you’re ready to bake your frozen pie, just follow these simple instructions:


  • Unwrap the pie but do not allow it to defrost.

  • Wrap the pie with aluminum foil.

  • Bake for 15 minutes at 450°F in a preheated oven.

  • Reduce the temperature to 375°F and bake for another 15 minutes.

  • Turn off the oven and continue baking for 55 to 60 minutes, or until the mixture is bubbling and the crust is golden brown.

  • ENJOY!

 

How to Freeze a Baked Pie


In order to get a head start on freezing pies, you should bake them first and then freeze them. To do so, follow these instructions to freeze a pie after baking it.

 

 

  • Bake according to package directions and let it cool fully.

  • Place the pie in a freezer bag, seal it, and label it. You may store it in the freezer for up to 4 months.

  • Thaw the frozen food at room temperature before serving.

  • If you want to serve your pie warm, bake it in a preheated 425°F oven for approximately 15 minutes, or until it is well warmed through, after thawing.

 

Related Questions:


 How long can you store a baked pie at room temperature?

Your pies may be kept at room temperature for up to two days; they can be kept in the refrigerator for up to two days longer if they are kept loosely wrapped. Although it is not always recommended to keep pies in the refrigerator, if you live in a warm environment, it is always safe to do so. Better safe than sorry!

 

What is the best way to freeze fruit pie?

Pies, both cooked and unbaked, maybe frozen in a straightforward manner. The most important thing to remember is to make sure that everything is well wrapped in order to prevent freezer burn.

 

 

What is the best way to bake a frozen pie?

When baking, don’t thaw frozen ingredients. Remove the pie from the freezer and brush off any frost. Put the pie on a baking sheet (to accommodate spillage) and bake it for 30 minutes. Bake at 425°F for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 375°F and bake for 30 to 45 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and liquid bubbles through top holes. Depending on the size of the pie, modify the baking time.

 

How to store pie slices in the freezer?

 

  • Freeze them in their entirety. Allow them to cool fully before using.

  • Wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and place them in the freezer.

  • Slices should be frozen. Cut your pie or cake into slices. Fill a Ziploc sandwich bag with each piece of solid dessert (such as cheesecake or cookie pie), seal it, and set it in the freezer.

 

How to defrost a frozen baked fruit pie that has been frozen?

 

  • Allow for 24 hours of thawing in the refrigerator.

  • Take the pie out of the plastic wrap and set it aside.

  • Bake on a sheet pan at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes, or until the mixture is hot and bubbling. If the crust begins to brown too quickly, tent it with aluminum foil.

  • You may also defrost a frozen pie in a low oven at a low temperature.

 

Is it possible to freeze cherry pie?

Apple, peach, mixed berry, strawberry rhubarb, and cherry pies can be frozen (unless they contain cornstarch). Pecan or walnut pie are popular.

How To Freeze Blueberry Pie? (everything you need to know)