How to Bake a Frozen Pie

A frozen apple pie wrapped in plastic wrap and labelled.

Freezing an unbaked fruit pie has many advantages! This recipe shares how to bake an assembled and frozen fruit pie.


  • 1 fully frozen double crust fruit pie
  • egg wash (1 large egg whisked together with 1 tablespoon water)


  1. Unwrap the frozen pie and let sit at room temperature until the oven is preheated. Pre-heat the oven to 425ºF. The pie dough should feel tacky at this point. If it doesn't, let it sit out a little bit longer until the dough has some give to it.
  2. When the oven has reached 425º put an egg wash on the crust and sprinkle with sugar, if desired.
  3. Bake on the middle lower rack for 20 minutes.
  4. Lower the oven temperature to 400º and put a piece of aluminum foil around the outer edges of the pie to prevent it from burning. Cook for another 50-60 minutes, or until the middle of the pie is bubbling and the crust is golden brown. The fruit filling should reach a temperature in the middle of above 200ºF. If the top crust isn't as browned as you'd like, but the filling is ready, move the pie up to the middle rack and cook for another 10 minutes.


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