There’s something so decadent and delicious about a coconut cream pie! The filling is so luscious and the crust is crisp and flaky, making it a tasty combination.
But what happens if you have leftover coconut cream pie or if you’re batch-cooking several pies at once? Can you freeze them?
So, can you freeze coconut cream pie? The best way to freeze a coconut cream pie is to keep the crust and filling separate until you are ready to thaw and serve it. If you are freezing leftover cream pie make sure it’s tightly wrapped in tin foil and sealed in an airtight freezer bag.
However, coconut cream pies do tend to become soggy as they thaw due to the nature of the wet filling. But if you don’t mind a bit of a soggy bottom, then freezing your pie can help to extend its life for future enjoyment.
Read on to discover more about how to freeze a whole or leftover coconut cream pie, how long they last in the freezer, how to thaw it, and more!
Can You Freeze Coconut Cream Pie?
If you’ve made several coconut cream pies and you know you aren’t going to eat them all within a few days, then the best way to preserve them is to store them in the freezer.
Something to keep in mind is that they may not be quite as good after freezing as they are fresh, but they will still be tasty.
Follow the steps below in order to get the best quality coconut cream pie after freezing.
Since you can’t pop it in the oven to warm it up, making sure the crust doesn’t get soggy before freezing is going to give you the best texture once thawed.
How Do You Freeze A Whole Coconut Cream Pie?
If you’re preparing several pies all at once to save time down the line, the best way to store them to have the highest quality coconut cream pie after it thaws is to freeze the pie crust and the filling separately.
While this may seem like a hassle, freezing both components separately will give you the best results when it comes to the flavor and texture of your coconut cream pie once it is thawed.
However, I know that isn’t always practical, so I will include instructions on how to freeze the pie whole and assemble it.
Follow the instructions below to freeze the components separately.
To Freeze Your Pie Crust:
- Bake your pie crust until golden brown. Let it cool completely. If you try to freeze your crust when it is still warm, the moisture will cause the crust to turn soggy, which no one wants!
- Once your crust is fully cooled, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap. Press the plastic down onto the surface of the crust so that no part of it is exposed to any air.
- Wrap the crust in tin foil for extra protection (this step is optional, but can help preserve the quality of your crust for a longer period). Press it down into the crust (gently) and wrap it tightly.
- Place the pie crust into an airtight freezer bag and gently press out any air before sealing.
- Write the contents and date on a piece of masking tape and stick it to the bag. You will thank yourself for this step in 3 months when you forget what you froze and when.
- Store your pie crust in the freezer for up to 6 months for the best quality.
To Freeze Your Filling:
- Prepare your filling as directed and let it cool completely. I suggest cooling your filling in the fridge overnight before freezing.
- Once your filling is cooled, place it inside your freezer bags, only filling them about 3/4 of the way full.
- Gently press the air out of the bag(s) to flatten the filling (for better storage) and to prevent the air from causing freezer burn. Seal the bags completely.
- Using a permanent marker you can write the contents and date right on the freezer bag or on a piece of masking tape that you then stick to the baggie. Doing this will let you know when you made it, what it is, and whether it is still ok to eat when you take it out of the freezer.
- Place the freezer bags of coconut cream pie filling in the freezer and make sure you use them within 3 months for optimal freshness.
To Freeze An Entire Coconut Cream Pie:
A quick note: When freezing an entire coconut cream pie, it may become a little soggy once thawed.
- Tightly wrap your coconut cream pie in plastic wrap, lightly pressing it down into the filling to prevent any air from touching it. You may want to wrap it in tinfoil for extra protection.
- Place the pie in a freezer bag and press all air out of it before sealing. Write the date and contents on the bag.
- Consume within 6 months for best results.
How Do You Freeze A Leftover Coconut Cream Pie?
What do you do if you have leftover coconut cream pie? Can you still freeze it? Will it taste good?
Luckily, you can freeze your leftovers if you’re not going to eat them within about 5 days. The texture may be slightly different once thawed, but it will still taste delicious!
If you want to freeze your leftover coconut cream pie, follow these instructions for the best results:
- Tightly wrap your coconut cream pie in plastic wrap. You will want to gently press the plastic wrap down onto the surface of the pie to prevent any air from touching it—cold air is what causes freezer burn!
- For double protection, you can then wrap your coconut cream pie in a layer of tinfoil, pressing it tight against the pie and sealing it up.
- Place the wrapped pie into a large freezer bag. Gently press all the air from the freezer bag and seal it up.
- Take a piece of masking tape and write the contents and date on it. Stick the masking tape to your pie. You may be tempted to skip this step, but trust me, you will be thankful in 4 months when you’re looking at a bag of tinfoil in your freezer wondering what it is.
- Place the pie in the freezer for up to 6 months for the best results.
How Long Does A Coconut Cream Pie Last In The Freezer?
Once you’ve put your pie in the freezer with the date and type of pie written on a label (don’t skip this step! I promise, you won’t remember when you made it 3 months down the line), you’ll want to know how long it will last.
For the best results, you should try to eat your pie within 6 months of freezing. As time passes, the quality of the pie starts to decline, so the sooner you can eat it after freezing, the better the texture and flavor will be.
How To Thaw A Frozen Coconut Cream Pie
Thawing your coconut cream pie is easy as can be. When you’re ready to enjoy your leftovers follow these instructions:
- Remove your coconut cream pie from the freezer and take it out of the freezer bag.
- If you used tinfoil, remove the tinfoil.
- You can let the pie thaw overnight in the fridge or set it out on the counter for 3-4 hours to thaw.
- Slice and enjoy!
If you froze the components separately:
- Remove the crust and filling from the freezer. Let them thaw overnight in the fridge.
- You may want to heat the crust at 350°F for 20 minutes before adding the filling.
- Top with whipped cream and enjoy!
How Long Does A Coconut Cream Pie Last In The Fridge?
If you have leftover coconut cream pie after a party or holiday meal, then you might be wondering how long you can keep it in the fridge before it spoils.
For the best results, you will want to eat your coconut cream pie within about 5 days to prevent it from going bad.
Remember, if it tastes sour or if there is any mold, you should throw your coconut cream pie away to prevent getting food poisoning.
How Do You Store Leftover Coconut Cream Pie In The Fridge?
To store leftover coconut cream pie in the fridge you will need plastic wrap and a freezer bag.
First, you will want to completely wrap the pie in plastic wrap, gently pressing it down onto the top of the pie to prevent any air from touching it.
Once you have your pie wrapped up, you can slide it into a freezer bag, gently press out any air, and tightly seal it.
Take a piece of masking tape and write the date on the bag so that you know how long it is good for in the fridge. Make sure you eat your pie within 5 days to prevent it from going bad.
If you’re looking for a great coconut cream pie recipe, definitely check out this video from the folks over at Bon Appétit!