Having a frozen pie in the fridge to whip up when you need it is definitely a good idea. Here’s how to freeze a homemade pie so you can bake it later. It’s absolutely possible to freeze a pre-made pie to enjoy warm later, but you need to know which pies freeze well and which ones don’t.
Fruit pies are typically the ones that freeze great. This means that you can put together your apple pie, strawberry pie, or blueberry pie weeks in advance and it will be the same as if you just made it.
On the other hand, custard and cream-based pies probably won’t look and taste great after freezing. They contain ingredients that will separate after thawing which can ruin the whole recipe. However, you can store them in the fridge for a few days if you still want to make them in advance.
You now know which pies can be frozen, but how do you do it? Make the pie just like you normally would and wrap it tightly or pack it in a freezer bag. You can store fruit pies like this for 2-3 months. When you’re ready to bake it, remove from the wrapper and bake it without thawing it.