Defrost tartlet shells or no?

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I had some leftover pie dough, standard butter ratio of 1 stick to 1-1/4 c flour, and made 2 little tartlet shells, 3 inch diameter, 1/2 inch or so high.

I plan to make small French apple tarts, apple puree base with thinly slice apples on top.

Wondering if they should be defrosted in the fridge for a day before or just baked straight off?

Thanks for the votes!
 
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Don't really feel it will matter much, the dough is fairly thin, and the surface area quite spread out, so it will defrost by the time you get your fillings in and in the oven. 
 
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From the fridge and not the freezer I simply blind bake my 9 inchers for up to 45 minutes at 350F - 425F.  Leaving the pie weights in the dough for the entire bake solves and eliminates the problems with shrinkage and bulging.
 

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