Freezing, Reheating & Cooking Instructions

Pies keep refrigerated for about 3 days or frozen for 2 months. We recommend reheating most pies before serving (not the “cold” pies like key lime and chocolate mousse). In addition, if you plan to serve your pie later than three days, we recommend freezing, then defrosting & reheating. 

 

How do I reheat a pie that has been in the fridge?

If you have a flaky crust pie that has been in the fridge, we recommend reheating it for 10-20 minutes in a 325 degree oven before serving. This doesn’t have to be done directly before serving. After reheating, the pie can sit at room temperature for up to 4 hours and still be super delicious.

Watch this video:

How to Reheat Pie Out of the Fridge – Thanksgiving Edition!

 

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How do I freeze and reheat a pie?

Most of our pies freeze beautifully. Wrap the pie well with plastic wrap before placing in the freezer. Note: Some pies may lend themselves to freezing first and then wrapping and placing back in the freezer. A well wrapped frozen pie will keep in your freezer for up to two months. When you are ready to serve, thaw overnight in your refrigerator (recommended) or on the counter. If it is a pie with our flaky crust, please reheat in a 325 degree oven for about 15-20 minutes prior to serving. The purpose of this reheating is to warm the pie through and recrisp the crust. After reheating, the pie will keep at room temperature for up to 4 hours, so you don’t need to reheat immediately before serving. However, we do recommend that all flaky crust pies that have been in the fridge or freezer be reheated at some point prior to serving to revive the crust. This promotes a flaky crust and prevents “toughness” that can result when eating a pie crust that is too cold.

Watch this video:

How to Freeze and Reheat a Baked Pie

 

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Chicken Pot Pie...How do I cook a frozen, unbaked Chicken Pot Pie

 RECOMMENDED METHOD

Defrost the pie in your refrigerator overnight the day before serving. Once defrosted:

  1. Place the pie on a lined baking sheet. Please DO NOT skip this step. Your oven will thank you.
  2. Bake in a preheated 375 degrees F oven (or 350 degrees convection) for 50-60 minutes (times may vary).
  3. The pie is done when the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling. This may take longer than 60 minutes. You want a pie that is brown all the way across the top, not translucent. When in doubt, bake it longer. However, if the pie is getting too dark in places for your taste, you can cover the pie loosely with aluminum foil to prevent further browning.
  4. If you have a thermometer, you are seeking an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

BAKE STRAIGHT FROM FROZEN “EMERGENCY PIE”

To bake from frozen:

  1. Place the pie on a lined baking sheet. Please DO NOT skip this step. Your oven will thank you.
  2. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F oven (or 325 degrees convection) for 80-90 minutes (times may vary).
  3.  The pie is done when the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling. This may take longer than 60 minutes. You want a pie that is brown all the way across the top, not translucent. When in doubt, bake it longer. However, if the pie is getting too dark in places for your taste, you can cover the pie loosely with aluminum foil to prevent further browning.
  4. If you have a thermometer, you are seeking an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

Serve immediately. Please refrigerate leftovers.

 

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