Oh my, we have too much pie! Have you been in a situation where you’ve had too much pie and didn’t know what to do with it? That was me last night. We had an entire apple pie untouched, uncut at the end of Thanksgiving night. I really don’t like to waste food, so I was determined to do something with it. The first thing I did was stick it in the freezer. Then I went to sleep (because I do my best thinking overnight for some reason). While I slept, I came up with my plan. In the morning, I took the pie out of the freezer and let it defrost slightly–just to the point that I could cut it. Then, I cut the outer edges so that I had a large square. Then I cut the big square into 9 mini squares.
I wrapped each mini square with plastic wrap and put them in a large freezer bag.
FYI, you can freeze fruit pies for up to 4 months.
Now, whenever I want a taste of apple pie but don’t want an entire slice (or the calories) I can go into the freezer, and defrost an apple pie bite at room temperature for an hour then warm in an oven at 375℉ for 30 minutes.
You can do the same with pumpkin and pecan pies but the filling and/or crust may lose some of its integrity. They can be frozen for up to two months. Thaw in the refrigerator.
Go save that pie! Don’t throw it out! Freeze it, then cut it up so you can use it later!
Mrs. Traylor is a Fitness Instructor, NASM Certified Personal Trainer & Nutrition Coach, AFPA Certified Prenatal and Postnatal Fitness Specialist, wife, and momma who provides actionable advice for positive lifestyle changes with fitness, nutrition, and wellness. Read about Wendy’s inspiring entrepreneurial journey, and subscribe to Wendy’s newsletter here!