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    Freezing Key Lime Pie

    I thought this had been discussed before, but couldn't come up with anything on a search. Kim made a great Key Lime Pie for our supper club, and it wound up coming home in my car. DH and I each decided we had to have a piece while cleaning the garage yesterday, but the other 3/4 sits in the fridge. I decided I'd like to take it to our CL BB picnic this weekend, but I thiink I need to freeze it to keep it that long. Has anyone tried freezing key lime pie? I know you can buy them frozen, but you never know what kind of stuff they have added to emulsify, bind and whatnot that would not be in a homemade pie. TIA

    If the answer's no, that will be me waddling to the picnic!

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    I wouldn't freeze it...sorry, but I think it would mess up the consistency of the filling (the recipe I make, anyway...with the sweetened, condensed milk).

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    I would try...I'v had luck with Cheesecake....
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    Since you have a split vote, why not freeze a piece tonight, thaw tomorrow and see what happens

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    I don't know if it will work, as those types of pies are best not refridgerated either. However, if it is a matter of freezing it, or throwing it out, I'd try to freeze it. Let us know how it works.

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    I'm not a freezing expert, but I don't especially think it will work. The idea of freezing one piece is a good one. Maybe you could share the pie?

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    I would freeze then eat it a bit frozen....doesnt that sound refreshing in this Texas heat?????
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    In the interest of science...

    I put one piece in the freezer wrapped in plastic wrap. I took it out and let it thaw. And the verdict is....(drum roll, please)...it freezes just fine! The crust might be a little bit softer, but that would happen if it sat on the fridge too. Still tastes great, no separating, no change in texture. I call it a success!

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    WAHOOOO!!!
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    I *love* key lime pie, so I'll be first in line on Sunday!!

    Amy

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    I realize that the original question has already been answered...but here's a thought...

    Even if the pie separated when it was thawed, don't you think you could just sort of mix it up as you dished it out & call it Key Lime Pudding? Sounds very refreshing to me!

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    Re: In the interest of science...

    Originally posted by Beth
    And the verdict is....(drum roll, please)...it freezes just fine

    Yeah, so glad to hear this. I love Key Lime Pie, but after a day or two, I tire of it, so it's nice to know that I can make it and put half the pie in the freezer for later.
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