How to Use Frozen Pie Crust

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While making your own perfect pie crust has its merits, don’t underestimate the power of a good-quality frozen option. Let’s explore how to use frozen pie crust and still make people wonder if it’s homemade pie crust.

thawing the right way

You can thaw it at room temperature for about 20 minutes or in the fridge for a few hours. Avoid thawing in the microwave, it can lead to a soggy bottom crust, and nobody wants that.

prepping your crust

Pre-Baking or blind baking is especially good for cream pies. Line the crust with parchment paper and use dry beans or pie weights. Click through for more tips

common mistakes

Overbaking: A golden brown finish is what you’re after. Soggy Bottom: Pre-bake pie crust for puddings and very wet fillings.

pro tips

Crimp the edges for that homemade touch and use an egg wash for that gorgeous golden brown finish. Get creative with your pie crust toppings!

recipe ideas

We have so many sweet pie recipes to choose from and most work really well with a frozen pie crust. Our savory Tourtiere or Broccoli and Bacon Quiche taste wonderful in a frozen shell, too.

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