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Should I freeze pie crust baked or unbaked?

Both baked and unbaked pie crusts freeze well. Baked pie crusts will break less if wrapped and frozen in their pans. Unbaked crust is most successfully frozen by rolling out to desired size and stacking on heavy cardboard cut to the same size, and covered with waxed paper. Place two sheets of wax paper between each crust. To use uncooked pastry, remove one or more crusts and let thaw for 15 minutes. Leave the waxed paper above and below each crust while it thaws. Two crust pies are best frozen unbaked so that the bottom crust does not become soggy. To minimize sogginess, brush the bottom crust with melted shortening before adding the filling.          



Barbara Willenberg, Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia




Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009




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