Can You Freeze Pumpkin Pie? Is It Possible?

Frozen Pumpkin Pie
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Can you freeze pumpkin pie? This is a pretty interesting question that a lot of our readers want to know. Many of them would like to make a pie ahead of time, whether it is to save time, are they might be making up but would love to enjoy some of the amazing pay a little later on. So, what his answer to the question? Yes you can freeze a pumpkin pie, but the results are not what you might expect.

Why it’s Not a Good Idea

While you can freeze apple, cherry and pecan pies with no problems, custard type pies are really not the best to be frozen. What usually happens is that they freeze fine, but once you have to defrost them, that is where the problems come into play. The texture of the pie filling begins to change once it is defrosted as it becomes slightly watery and not as firm. It also tastes different and there is also a good chance the crust could get messed up.

You can still go about freezing the pie, but I can guarantee that once defrosted, it is not going to be what you expected.

So What Options Are Available?

If you really want to save some time and prepare your pumpkin pie before you have to use it, well that is still doable.

What I am going to suggest is that you make the pie crust, as well as the pie filling and then freeze them separately.

Steps for Freezing the Pie Crust

  • You are going to want to do the pie crust the regular way that you do it.
  • Place it in a pan.
  • Take plastic wrap and cover the whole pie, making sure nothing is exposed.
  • Take the pie crust and place it in a freezer bag and store.
  • It is a good idea to write the date on it, just so you have an idea when you put it in the freezer.

Steps for Freezing the Pie Crust

  • Do up the pumpkin pie filling.
  • Take it and place it in a freezer safe container or freezer bag.
  • Freeze for up to two months.

Now, when you are ready to do your pie, you are going to let the pie crust and filling defrost in the refrigerator. You can know put everything together and bake it in the oven. It is a little bit more tedious, as it would be easier to just take a whole pie together at once, allow it to defrost and then reheat it. However, because of the change in texture and taste, it is best that you go extra step.

Frequently Asked Questions: Freezing Pumpkin Pie

Below are some common questions received as it relates to putting a pumpkin pie in the freezer.

Can Pumpkin Pie be Frozen After Baking?

You definitely can freeze pumpkin pie after it has been baked. They is letting the pie sit and cool, before it is prepared to to be stored in the freezer.

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