Question for shoo-fly pie experts!

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2003/11/03 16:59:41 (permalink)

Question for shoo-fly pie experts!

I went a little goofy yesterday and wound up making 3 complete shoo-fly pies from scratch yesterday, which was more than I intended. Question: Can these pies be frozen successfully for later use?
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    Bushie
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    RE: Question for shoo-fly pie experts! 2003/11/03 17:49:01 (permalink)
    No, I think it would be best to overnight any extras to me.
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    RE: Question for shoo-fly pie experts! 2003/11/03 18:22:22 (permalink)
    I was in Lancaster, PA a few months ago and I had the pies shipped to me and they were perfect. I cannot tell you about freezing, but they travel well, at least for a short time.

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    RE: Question for shoo-fly pie experts! 2003/11/03 19:13:55 (permalink)
    There shouldn't be too many problems with freezing your pies. The bottom might crystallize (especially if they're wet bottom shoo-fly pies) and the crust might be mushy upon thawing. Otherwise, they should do fine frozen.
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    RE: Question for shoo-fly pie experts! 2003/11/03 20:24:33 (permalink)
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    No, I think it would be best to overnight any extras to me.


    Well, if I say so myself, they were pretty darn good for a first timer. A nice, buttery, crumbly top (and nice wet bottom)...Maybe I should start shipping them to all of you Roadfooders... A little ingredients go a long way, as I found out!

    I think I will foist the extra pie on my unsuspecting male co-workers. That way, I know there won't be leftovers!
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    RE: Question for shoo-fly pie experts! 2003/11/03 20:36:28 (permalink)
    I tried freezing one once. It looked totally normal and appetizing upon thawing. But man, something happended to the crust. It was hard to cut and crumbled away to nothing when served. So it didn't look very pretty to serve. But it still tasted good!!
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    RE: Question for shoo-fly pie experts! 2003/11/04 08:30:07 (permalink)
    This sounds weird, but here's how you thaw a frozen shoo-fly pie. Take the frozen pie and invert on a tea towel. Remove the pie tin (they usually are made in alum. pie tins) and thaw. Before inverting, re-place the pie tin, and invert using the tea towel. The bottom dries rather than getting mushy and you only lose a few crumbs from the top. This works w/ other crumb pies too. An old amish trick I learned before they threw me out of the church.
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    RE: Question for shoo-fly pie experts! 2003/11/04 09:44:01 (permalink)
    I didn't think the Amish had freezers !!! " />
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    RE: Question for shoo-fly pie experts! 2003/11/04 10:22:54 (permalink)
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    I didn't think the Amish had freezers !!! " />

    They do, as long as they're run off a gas generator. Several of the Amish who provide products for agriculture were forced by the State to refrigerate items. Since the electricity was against their religion, they got around it by using generators to provide power for refrigeration. I really was being facetious about being Amish, (I only grew up around them), but the thawing technique was shown to me by my mom and it works.
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    RE: Question for shoo-fly pie experts! 2003/11/13 20:34:37 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by oneiron339

    quote:
    Originally posted by scbuzz

    I didn't think the Amish had freezers !!! " />

    They do, as long as they're run off a gas generator. Several of the Amish who provide products for agriculture were forced by the State to refrigerate items. Since the electricity was against their religion, they got around it by using generators to provide power for refrigeration. I really was being facetious about being Amish, (I only grew up around them), but the thawing technique was shown to me by my mom and it works.


    I saw an interesting documentary on the Amish, and they made the point that it is not the technology itself that is a problem...it is its ability to tear the family apart. So solar-powered tractors are not bad, but a car that takes the dad away from home and the television that eats into family time and hinders communication are problematic. So unless you were gonna kill your husband and stuff him in the freezer, I guess there would be no problem with it.
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    RE: Question for shoo-fly pie experts! 2003/11/13 22:27:12 (permalink)
    *LOL*

    I see !!!


    So, just how would one properly cook frozen husband ???
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    RE: Question for shoo-fly pie experts! 2003/11/14 04:30:02 (permalink)
    quote:
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    *LOL*

    I see !!!


    So, just how would one properly cook frozen husband ???


    First you make a roux...
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    RE: Question for shoo-fly pie experts! 2003/11/14 09:00:29 (permalink)
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    First you make a roux...

    LOL!!!

    Reminds me of list of Cajun jokes that was given to me by a Cajun friend. One of them said, "You know you're a Cajun if all your Fairy Tales start with, 'First you make a roux...' "
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