Freezer Apple Pie

I don’t know about anyone else, but when I want pie, I want it now. Or at least sometime before The Daily Show, which is not what would happen if I came home from work one night and decided to make pie on a whim.

When we were still working through the apples we picked a few weeks ago, and I knew I didn’t want a pie. At least, not then. But I thought, “When it gets colder and the apples are all gone and my husband is claiming we need to turn on the fireplace (aside: we live in Texas y’all, why do the houses all have fireplaces?), ooh yeah, I’ll want some pie. I’ll be glad I slapped these together and popped them into the freezer.”

Freezer Apple Pie

And I was. We had a cold front jump into our laps this weekend along with rain, and yesterday was the perfect day to pull out one of these pies.

This is a crumb-style pie, because I don’t want to mess with top crusts.

Freezer Apple Pie

1 deep-dish pie crust
About 5 1/2 cups apples, cored, peeled, and sliced
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 tbsp flour
1 tbsp corn starch
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

For the topping
3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup butter, room temperature

In a big bowl, mix together all but topping ingredients and dump into pie crust. Try to even it out but don’t worry about being pretty, unless that’s your thing.

In a smaller bowl, mix together dry ingredients. Cut in butter with a pastry cutter or knives until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over the top of the pie.

Place unwrapped pie in freezer for 24 hours, then wrap in foil and place in a ziploc bag.

To bake, preheat oven to 350. Unwrap pie and put it into the oven without thawing. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until edges are bubbly. Let cool completely before eating to let pie innards set.

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9 Responses to Freezer Apple Pie

  1. pegasuslegend October 11, 2009 at 6:31 pm #

    Great idea!

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  2. Jessie October 12, 2009 at 7:06 am #

    I love crumbly apple pies! they are so good, I need to make this the next time I have apples

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  3. Vegetable Matter October 12, 2009 at 8:15 am #

    This looks great. Where did you go to pick apples? I loved picking apples every year growing up in Maryland, so I would love to take my boys to do the same in Texas. Maybe I’d actually get them to eat some fruit if they picked their own. Thanks for the post!

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  4. Jodi October 12, 2009 at 11:28 am #

    this is a great idea, I still have lots of apples to use and this way they’ll last much longer!

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  5. Meg October 12, 2009 at 6:05 pm #

    We picked apples at Sonlight Orchards in Mason – about 45 minutes NW from Fredericksburg. There seem to be some other places in Texas (http://www.allaboutapples.com/orchard/tx.htm) but I don’t know if any of these are near you!

    I picked apples a lot as a kid in Wisconsin so I was really happy to find a place here. We ended up making a mini-vacation out of it and stayed in F’burg.

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  6. lululu October 13, 2009 at 9:58 pm #

    very good tip!
    yes, i’m also the one who wants pie right away when i want it!

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  7. Ruth October 31, 2009 at 3:28 pm #

    This is probably one of the best apple pie recipes I have had. My husband is begging me to make another one. Thanks!

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  8. Smithb518 March 30, 2014 at 4:08 am #

    Very nice! badbekdeed

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