Freezer Apple Pie

Freezer apple pie

A freezer apple pie recipe is the secret to perfect homemade desserts without all the work. Everyone dreams of a southern apple pie recipe straight out of the oven with a side of vanilla. But not everyone has all day to slave over the stove and work in the kitchen. 

Enjoying a homemade freezer apple pie is the best of both worlds. This spiced delicious apple pie recipe is easily prepped and storred, uncooked, in the freezer. That way you have a dessert ready exactly when you need it or want it. 

The freezer apple pie filling is uncooked so you get to skip steps that add to the prep time normally. This gives your apple pie filling a wonderful flavor and soft crunch keeping that crisp apple flavor with a sugary flare. 

Prep this make-ahead freezer apple pie in 10 minutes!

Its like a homemade freezer apple pie kit ready to be frozen and enjoyed fresh out of the oven any day of the week. 

Try making a couple and store them for up to 3 months. Apple pie has always been a kid and family favorite of ours warm out of the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side. 

Why you will love this freezer apple pie recipe. 

  • 10 Minutes to Prep
  • Super Easy
  • Extremely Tasty
  • Family Friendly
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Is it better to freeze a pie before or after baking?

The benefit to freezing your pie and baking fresh day of use is the freshness this give. When you freeze a pie raw it is cooked for the first time on the day you need it. That makes your pie feel like it was made that day and you can fully enjoy all the flavor. Cooking a pie and then freezing can leave your crust mushy, and takes away much of the flavor produced on the day a pie is cooked fresh. 
 

Ingredients you will need for this freezer apple pie recipe. 

  • 2 pie crusts
  • unsalted butter
  • all-purpose flour, unbleached
  • white sugar
  • packed brown sugar
  • salt
  • cinnamon
  • medium apples of preference (try mixing together tart and sweet apples)

Can frozen apples be used for pie?

 
Yes, you can use frozen apples for your apple pie filling. There may be some extra moisture because of the apples being frozen so be sure to mix together your apple pie filling and freeze before the apples thaw too much.
 

How to make raw apple pie filling?

SUPER EASY! All you have to do is prep your apples. I prefer to skip the peeling step because of the time factor and I enjoy the skin in my pie. If you want to add the step to peel then mix together your prepped apples with the other pie filling ingredients and your done. As the apples sweat their juices will mix together with the sugar and spices to produce a delicious raw apple pie filling for your freezer apple pie recipe. 
 

 

What kind of apples should I use?

I LOVE granny smith apples in pies. This is usually my go to because their tartness goes so well with the sugary sweetness of a pie. But it can also be super delicious to mix a tart apple, such as a granny smith,  with a sweet apple like red delicious or honeycrisp. 

What to serve with this freezer apple pie recipe?

Serve warm, or cold, with a side of cool vanilla ice cream. You could even make your own homemade vanilla ice cream and impress everyone!
 

How to store this freezer apple pie recipe?

After cooking store in fridge in an airtight container for 3-5 days.
 

Do I need a slow cooker for this recipe?

No this recipe does not work in the slow cooker. 
 

Can I use an instant pot instead?

No this recipe does not work in the instant pot. It is designed to be a freezer meal thawed or straight to the oven. 
 
Instant pots are a great time saver so if you are looking for slow cooker to instant pot conversion times click here to get a simple instant pot cheat sheet. You will never have to guess or research an instant pot cook time again!
 

*See FAQ’s and specific tips following recipe below. (so you don’t have to scroll for a million years to find the food 😉 ).

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Freezer Apple Pie

Delicious and easy freezer apple pie you canmake at home. No prep cooking involved so your apple pie recipe is fresh thefirst time you cook it right out of the freezer.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Pie Recipe, Freezer Apple Pie Filling, Southern Apple Pie Recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 452kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 (9-Inch) double pie crust
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, diced or grated
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour (unbleached)
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 6-8 medium apples of preference (try mixing tart and sweet apples) sliced, and peeled (optional)

Instructions

Freezer Directions

  • Peel and sliced apples. (Peeling is optional, I usually leave the skin on but its up to you).
  • Mix apples, flour, sugar and brown sugar together in a large bowl.
  • Set pie crust into pie baking dish.
  • Pour apple filling into pie crust. Sprinkle diced butter on top. Cover with the second pie crust, squeeze edge together to seal pie. Cut 4-6 slits in top crust. Cover with foil and freeze.

Cooking Directions:

  • Remove apple pie from freezer and let sit out to thaw until cook time. (Can also be cooking frozen)
  • Remove foil, Optional: egg wash the crust before setting in the oven, (Egg Wash: Crack an egg, whisk the egg and brush onto top pie crust). Set into oven at 350 for 50 minutes. (If cooking from frozen then add an extra 20-30 minutes)
  • Remove from oven and let cool until ready to serve.

Notes

A great make-ahead dessert for thanksgiving, any holiday party or a cool fall evening. 

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How freezer meals will change your life.

Makes homecooking Easy

Only spend one hour in the kitchen for a whole week of dinners. Day of, throw your freezer meal in the slow cooker or instant pot and enjoy dinner!

feel confident

Knowing you have a fool proof systen for something that is easy and works gives you confidence in the kitchen. So wether you're a seasoned chef or occational home cook the method of freezer cooking will work for you!

Eat Healthier

Because you're prepping the freezer meals with fresh foods you're eating healthier. Anytime you cook at home instead of eating out you get the benefits of healthier food.

Enjoy less stress

Have you ever felt the pressure of forgetting about dinner, or having to cook at the end of a long day?! No more, just grab something out of the freezer and you're good to go.

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Frequently asked questions

No problem! Just throw your frozen apple pie into the preheated oven and add an extra 20-30 minutes cook time. A delicious low effort dessert, homemade and impressive!

You can bake a pre-baked frozen apple pie to bring back some life into the pie and crust. Preheat your oven to 350 and cook for 10-20 minutes.

We prefer to bake the pie after freezing because it preserves the freshness of your pie and gives the best texture with the crust. 

The benefit to freezing your pie and baking fresh day of use is the freshness this give. When you freeze a pie raw it is cooked for the first time on the day you need it. That makes your pie feel like it was made that day and you can fully enjoy all the flavor. Cooking a pie and then freezing can leave your crust mushy, and takes away much of the flavor produced on the day a pie is cooked fresh. 

A serving size assumes 1 slice of apple pie (serving 8) at 452 kcal per serving. 

Unfortunately no, But if you’re interested in an instant pot cheat sheet for cook times click here!

This recipe is great because you do not have to go through any extra steps or special process to freeze the apples for your apple pie. Simple mix together your filling ingredients, dump them into your pie crust and freeze. Raw apple pie filling gives great flavor so you have an easy freezer apple pie filling no cook time necessary. 

It is better to freeze apple pie unbaked. Cooking the apple pie for the first time after freezing gives your pie a fresh day of flavor. The crust will stay crisp and flaky and your filling will not lose any of its flavor or texture. 

Absolutely! Freeze the raw pie dough with your make ahead apple pie filling or freeze raw pie dough so that you have some ready for pie making when you are. 

Absolutely! This is the preferred method because your pie will be at its most fresh point after the first bake right out of the oven. 

No, freezing apples, if done correctly, will still produce delicious recipes! This is one reason it is best to freeze apples raw or prepared to get the best result. 

An apples pie will bake anywhere from 40-50 minutes if thawed. If apple pie is frozen be sure to add an extra 20-30 minutes cook time to account for the pie being frozen. 

Yes, the pie may be more likely to sweat on the crust or internally if the pie is completely frozen. However if cooked properly in a preheated oven you will still enjoy a beautiful flavorful fresh apple pie. I love to thaw my pie a little bit day of using it by setting it out on the counter until I am ready to bake in the evening. 

Once common reason for this is because of forgetting to vent your apple pie. When your apples cook they release liquid which needs to escape the pie. If you do not create slits in your top pie crust there will not be proper ventilation for the extra liquid to vent out during the cook time in your oven. 

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