When youre ready to use it up leave it in the refrigerator to thaw for a few hours or submerge the bag in warm water to speed up the process. If youre trying to make the pie ahead of time I would make the crust and parbake it in the oven for half of the time that the recipe calls for.
Pumpkin puree starts to change flavor quickly and may taste sour if it has been out for too long.
Freeze pumpkin pie after baking. If you plan to freeze many slices of pie I recommend you put a fresh box of baking soda in the freezer to help remove any funny smells or flavors that might build up over time. If you freeze this holiday pie after baking the filling might separate and the crust tends to get a little bit soggy. According to Michigan State University freezing pumpkin pie before baking results in better texture and quality.
Cool the crust completely then wrap it really well to prevent it from drying out and freeze it. You can also make the filling separately and store it in the refrigerator or freezer separately. To conclude you can freeze pumpkin pie either before or after baking.
One may also ask how long can you keep a pumpkin pie in the freezer. No more than two days after opening for best results. You can freeze pumpkin pie filling too portion it into freezer-safe plastic bags and freeze.
To freeze pumpkin puree make sure that it is still fresh and hasnt been open for too long. A slice of pumpkin pie can be stored up to two weeks in the freezer but anything after two weeks the pie exponentially starts to degrade in taste and texture. Label contents date and quantity and store in freezer until ready to use.
Once the fresh pumpkin has been cooked and processed in a food processor measure quantities for your favorite pumpkin recipes usually 1 to 2 cup portions. Measure pumpkin into freezer storage bags.