It’s Tip Friday on Marilyn’s Treats. And todays tip is Freezing Pies.
Did you know you can freeze a whole, unbaked fruit pie?
Then bake it while still frozen, adding about 15 minutes onto the baking time.
Do not thaw it first or you could lose flakiness in the crust.
This trick is great for those times you need a pie in a hurry.
Can you even imagine being able to cut your preparation time to almost nothing when you serve a pie?
Freezing your pie removes all the prep time when you have an unexpected occasion and you want to serve an in season fruit pie..
Prepare an extra pie or two to serve later on different days.
I am all about using my time frugally. Baking in batches does just that.
All the prep as well as all the cleanup happens at once! And that is a big win in my book.
There is enough cleanup after the meal. You don’t need more to clean before you can set the table!
As much as I hate dishes I am never looking forward to that task.
You also keep the heat in the kitchen at a minimum by cooking while not preparing.
There is a huge bonus from saving cooking until the day you serve your pie.
As you heat up the kitchen on serving day all the aromas stay in the kitchen when guests arrive!
Make your guests think you have been cooking all day just for them!
The caveat of freezing ahead is cream pies, meringue pies, and other non fruit pies Don’t freeze well.
But those also whip up in a jiffy so not much time is expended preparing the same day as your dinner.