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cooking a frozen meat pie

Joyce

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Making a french meat pie for Xmas and wondering if I freeze it after baking should I thaw it out before reheating. It will travel in my trunk for several hours beforeI get to my family for eating that night. Joyeux Noel to all!!!
 

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Many of the frozen prepared foods I buy carry instructions to cook from frozen.
I think either way will work...Just be careful not to overcook it.
 

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OK, I was outvoted. No Microwave.

Feliz Navidad!

Jim
 
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I'd cook from frozen with a foil cover on the pie until the interior is heated through. Then remove the cover for the crust to brown.
 

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What Elan said - don't thaw it out - the crust will get soggy.
 

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If it's got a pastry crust, i would definitely not microwave it at all. You'll get moisture from the filling migrating to the crust, and the fat in the crust will heat faster...in all not a good mix. (That's why they don't usually recommend MW cooking for frozen pot pies, if you care about having a good crust.)

I agree with baking it from frozen (although if it thaws a bit on the drive it's pro bably not going to be a big deal.) and covering the top crust with foil to prevent over browning.
 

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I often make quiche for breakfast on special occasions--I make ahead and freeze. Take it from the freezer and directly into the oven and bake for about an hour. Works great! And I don't even cover the top or the edges of the crust.
 

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You have to get into the spirit of things, with a name like passepartout and a french meat pie you need to start with

Joyeux Noël

That's beter.

Now when we reheat meat pies from a frozen state we allow them to thaw in the refrigerator overnight and then place them in a preheated (Gasmark 4/180 C/350 F) oven for 15 minutes....

OK, I was outvoted. No Microwave.

Feliz Navidad!

Jim
 
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