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Can You Freeze Peach Cobbler?

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By Kristin Henry-Dallager

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When the evenings are cold and weather is miserable, peach cobbler is the perfect dessert. Of course, if you’ve made an entire cobbler, it’s easy to be left with spare. So, if you’re curiously asking yourself, “Can I freeze peach cobbler?”…… we’ve got full instructions below.

Can You Freeze Peach Cobbler?

Yes, you can freeze peach cobbler for up to 3 months. The best way to do this is to freeze an uncooked cobbler, pressing a sheet of cling film against the pastry on the top. Once wrapped, freeze in the centre of the freezer. (**Full Instructions Below – Baked, Unbaked, Thawing, Etc**)

Does Peach Cobbler Freeze Well? Yes

Can You Refreeze Peach Cobbler? Not Recommended

How to Freeze Peach Cobbler

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Follow these simple steps and enjoy that tasty peach cobbler any time of year, whether you’re craving a taste of summer or looking for a convenient dessert option:

Unbaked:

  1. Prepare to the Point of Baking: Assemble the cobbler as instructed but don’t bake it. Remember: It’s important to make sure you’re using a freezer safe dish you won’t need for a while. I’ve found that disposable aluminium pans works well.
  2. Lid (or Wrap): Place the disposable lid over your unbaked cobbler. If you don’t have a lid, or want to avoid freezer burn, place a layer of cling wrap (plastic wrap) tightly against the surface of your cobbler, ensuring it’s well-sealed. Then cover with heavy-duty foil.
  3. Label: Before freezing, label your container with the date and contents. Your peach cobbler can be stored for up to 3 months like this.

Baked (leftovers):

  1. Cool: Allow the cobbler to cool completely after baking.
  2. Cover: Place the leftovers in a freezer safe, air-tight container. Don’t have one? Cover the leftovers in plastic wrap, followed by a layer of aluminium (foil) to prevent freezer burn.
  3. Label: Label the bag (or container) with the date and contents. This is much easier without the food in the bag.
  4. Bag: Place the wraped cobbler into your bag or container. Remove as much air as possible.
  5. Freeze:Freeze the cobbler at the centre of the freezer, where it will be as far as possible from the frost front, which forms at the edge of the freezer and grows inward.It can be stored for up to 3 months this way.

3 Tips for Freezing Peach Cobbler

Now you know how to freeze it, we’ve got our 3 top tips which we strongly recommend following when freezing peach cobbler to have the best results:

Store in a Rigid Container
A rigid container will ensure that the peach cobbler doesn’t get damaged by having anything dropped on it or in any other way squashed while in the freezer. This will mean, in turn, that the cobbler is in better shape when you come to eat it.

Use Foil
If you don’t have any cling film, foil should work just as well. Ensure you form as tight a seal as possible to the dish that the cobbler is in, as that is the point at which humidity and ice will enter if you leave a small gap.

Add Holes to the Topping (Uncooked)
Some holes in the topping of the cobbler will allow for any expansion that needs to occur while the cobbler is freezing. The filling is mainly made from water, which expands when frozen. To ensure the cobbler topping isn’t damaged too much, a few strategically placed holes can allow the water to expand less destructively.

How Long Can You Freeze Peach Cobbler?

You can freeze peach cobbler for up to three months.

Beyond that time, the peach filling will be largely unchanged, but it’s likely the pastry topping will start to degrade due to the frost and ice in your freezer.

How Do You Defrost Peach Cobbler?

Baked (leftovers):

  1. Remove the cobbler from the freezer and let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
  2. Once thawed, reheat in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 20-30 minutes, or until heated through.

Unbaked:

  1. Remove the wrapped cobbler from the freezer and let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
  2. Once thawed, bake it according to the original recipe instructions.
  3. You don’t HAVE to thaw it first. You can also bake it from frozen, but add an additional 10-15 minutes for a frozen cobbler.

Tip

Thawing the cobbler overnight in the refrigerator isn’t technically necessary, but allows for more even baking. If you try to bake a frozen cobbler, the outer edges may overcook while the center remains cold.

Microwave Defrosting:

For individual portions, microwave on the defrost setting in 1-minute increments until thawed.

Can You Refreeze Peach Cobbler?

It’s generally not recommended to refreeze peach cobbler once it has been thawed.

WARNING

There is an increased risk of foodborne pathogens if you refreeze partially or fully thawed fruits and vegetables.

Not only will refreezing affect the texture and quality of your cobbler, there are food safety concerns with refreezing thawed food.

It’s best practice to only thaw the amount of cobbler you plan to eat and enjoy it fresh.

Does Peach Cobbler Freeze Well?

Yes, peach cobbler does freeze well. The main reasons for this are the sugar content in the peach filling of the cobbler and the cobbles on top.

The sugar means that the water doesn’t freeze into ice, and the natural sugars and acids act as preservatives. This allows the filling to be preserved without being destroyed by ice crystals.

The biscuit-like topping in peach cobbler also freezes well because it contains fat & flour, which forms a structure that can withstand freezing and thawing.

If you’ve still got questions about freezing peach cobbler or cobbler in general, then these may help:

How Long Does Peach Cobbler Last in the Fridge?

When covered with a sheet of cling film or foil, the peach cobbler will keep for around 4 to 5 days in the fridge.

Can You Freeze Peach Cobbler Filling?

Yes, you can freeze peach cobbler or pie filling for around 3 months. Once cool, portion it out into an airtight container, seal, label and freeze.

Can You Freeze Plum Cobbler?

Yes, a cobbler made with any fruit can be frozen for around 3 months. It will freeze better when not fully cooked.

Sources

We have verified the information on this page using the following resources:

BBC Good Food

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