I was looking for coupon hints and tips online and found something called Once a Month Cooking. Two day out of the month you prep everything your family will eat and freeze it all…not exactly something I would want to do but on one of the websites I found a recipe for Freezer Apple Pie Kits. Basically it is the filling for an apple pie in a ziploc bag!
Freezer apple pie kits are a great way to be prepared for any last minute desserts you might need or just something to make meal preparation a little easier
There are two components to apple pies: the crust and the filling. If you keep a box or two of Pillsbury crusts (store brand is fine too) in the freezer, you are covered. The filling is simple to make and will be kept for up to six months in the freezer
Freezer Apple Pie Kit
In a ziplock bag, put:
- approx. 6 c. apples, peeled and sliced
- 3/4 c. sugar
- 2 T. all-purpose flour
- 1 t. ground cinnamon
- 1/2 t. ground cloves
- 1/2 t. ground allspice
Squish this around so that the apples get coated and the spices get mixed around. Then put this in the freezer. Note: if you like your pies to be more “heaping,” then by all means, use more apples. I always put a cookie sheet underneath the baking pie just in case filling runs over. That way I don’t need to clean the entire oven if the pie bubbles over.
When you need an apple pie, take out the crust and the pie kit. Let both thaw. You can hurry this along by putting the ziplock of pie filling in a bowl of warm water, but check to make sure there are no holes in the bag. You can also hurry the crust along by putting the sealed package of crust in a bowl or warm water or microwaving it on the defrost setting.
Spread the crust into a pie plate and dump the uncooked pie filling in. Put the top crust on and pinch the edges so that it all looks homemade. Make a couple of vent slices in the top crust to let steam escape. Bake at 425° for about 20 minutes and then turn the oven down to 350° and bake another 20 or 25 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
Serve with ice cream.