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sunnyfish is asking: (2 answers)
Is it okay to freeze pie crusts made from scratch? I've been experimenting with meat pies. And would like to just make a few of em so I can pull them out and fill and bake. I know they sell them pre made in the stores. But I'm not sure if they put things in them to "keep" them when they are frozen.

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Last updated: Apr. 12, 2013 10:03 am
Posted: Apr. 11, 2013 12:54 pm
Answered by: Marie C.
Apr. 11, 2013 12:59 pm
You don't need to do anything special to your pie crusts. The most important thing is to make sure they don't get bumped in the freezer. If you have a slightly larger box nestle the well wrapped crusts inside to protect from being broken.
It's A New Day
Apr. 11, 2013 1:12 pm
My daughter makes excellent pie crust dough and one time when she was visiting she made me a huge batch, divided it into balls and wrapped the balls individually and then froze them. As I needed them I just pulled them out of the freezer, thawed in the refrigerator and used as if I'd just made it. Easy peasy!
Apr. 11, 2013 2:05 pm
Hey New day that's a good idea! Thanks to both of you for your answers.
Apr. 11, 2013 2:16 pm
That is pretty good. Will have to remember that one, New Day!
PAMELA D. aPROpos of nothing
Apr. 11, 2013 2:59 pm
I make No Fail II crust, it makes 4 at a time. I will do same and put in ziplock, smooshe it flat and squish out air, thaws faster if flattened. Or, if I'm in the mood, I'll roll them all out between wax paper. Roll up in a log, wrap in plastic, put in cut to size cardboard from wrapping paper, wrap in foil, freeze.
Apr. 12, 2013 8:18 am
Smooshe it flat and squish out air very descriptive (cute). I also (although it took years for me to think of it) DUH!,use the same mindthink with my meat when I freeze it. I lay the meat out beside each other rather than on top of each other, so when I thaw it doesn't take as long.
Answered by: Nonna Hope
Apr. 11, 2013 3:16 pm
For Christmas I got some pizza boxes and made rolled out pie crust and gave a box to each of my children. I freeze pie crust all the time with excellent results.
Nonna Hope
Apr. 11, 2013 3:17 pm
That is I gave them my pie crust that I froze for them to use at thier convenience.
Apr. 11, 2013 8:31 pm
I like to make pie crusts/ put in foil pans/finish then with crimping/ an put in freezer / stack the crust / put in plastic sacks doubled and freeze.It's great to pull out a crust and cook a pie.
Apr. 11, 2013 8:33 pm
Forgot I put the frozen crust inside glass pie plate. Let thaw and make pie.
Just Tabitha & me
Apr. 11, 2013 10:20 pm
Anyone in Phx. Az area, I'll make &freeze you handmade, by little old me, if you want to trade skill. Just went to a cooking class in Florence, Italy, sand I'm "noodling my friends to death! Nikki in Gilbert, AZ
Just Tabitha & me
Apr. 11, 2013 10:22 pm
Sorry, handmade noodles, that is, for pie crusts. I have a good hand with noodles, but not with pie doe. Go figure, huh? Nikki
Just Tabitha & me
Apr. 11, 2013 10:24 pm
Pie dough! Time to stop yakking & go to bed when I hit post without proofing my post. Night all. Nikki from Gilbert, AZ
Apr. 12, 2013 10:03 am
Just an add on to this subject, I viewed one of the videos here regarding making crusts. The person rolled the crust around the roller and then unrolled it onto/over the pie plate. Alot easier than me picking it up and placing it there.
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