Can I Store Chix Pot Pie in Fridge With Uncooked Crust?

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by mrs. g, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. mrs. g

    mrs. g

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    Hello from England! I'm cooking for a friend whose son had surgery. He was due home today and I was planning on bringing over a chicken pot pie. Now he won't be home until tomorrow but I'm leaving town so I still need to deliver the pie. What's the best way to do that...
    Deliver with uncooked crusts, cooked filling, and let his mom assemble? If possible, I would like it to be ready to pop in the oven.
    Can I put the cooked filling in the uncooked crust and let her store in the fridge for a day?
    Should I partially bake in oven, let her store in fridge, and then continue baking when ready to serve?
    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. lasnev1

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    Yes you can. Wrap in foil and freeze. When you are ready to serve them, bake a 400 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour, until crust is golden brown.
     
  3. boar_d_laze

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    Either freeze it, as already suggested; deliver it with the crust separate and allow your friend to assemble; or, cook it all the way and allow your friend to reheat it.  Your other strategies of par-baking or holding assembled in the fridge, would result in a mushy crust.

    BDL
     
  4. mezzaluna

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    I thought I posted a reply to this earlier- before we moved to the new site....

    I make chicken pot pies, individual sized, for my mother-in-law. The filling is completely cooked; I cool it completely, then cover with pastry. I don't use a bottom crust, and the dishes I use hold about 12 ounces. I brush the top of the dish with egg wash, put the crust on, then brush the pastry with egg wash. After I cut a vent, I wrap the pie tightly with plastic wrap then foil and freeze. She defrosts the pie in the fridge, then bakes it. Never a bad pie so far!