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Perfect Pies from the Freezer

Yes, you can make your pies ahead -- or partly ahead -- and freeze them. Finish them on the day or the day before. Here's what you need to know.

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Photography by: John Kernick

Pecan pies can be baked fully, then frozen for up to a week. Thaw at room temperature for at least four hours before serving.

Get the Maple Pecan Pie Recipe
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Single-crust pie shells must freeze in their dish at least an hour (or up to one week) before filling or blindā€baking to keep their shape.

Get the Bruleed Pumpkin Pie Recipe
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Double-crust pies should be frozen for 30 minutes to an hour before baking to preserve edges and avoid a collapsing top crust. (We're not so keen on freezing an apple pie after baking.)

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