1)How do I bake the frozen pies?
Baking instructions for frozen pies:
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Place frozen pies on parchment covered baking trays, at least 2 inches apart from each other. You can let them thaw for 10-20 minutes, which may reduce baking time by 5-10 minutes. However, do not let them thaw all the way, as the dough could become soggy.
Eggwash pies with beaten whole egg or egg yolk (except for the vegan pies). This is essential for getting a shiny, golden-brown appearance. You can bake them without eggwash, but it is harder to visually gauge if they are done. When the oven is ready, bake the pies for 30-35min or until golden brown and the internal temperature is at least 165°F. Rotate pies once halfway through their baking for even baking. Usually the pie reaches 175°F by the time the dough has cooked thoroughly, but the minimum temp for food safety is 165°F. If you aren't sure what we mean by golden-brown, take a look at our photos on the website. Also, take a peek at the bottom crust to see how it’s browning.
Cheesy pies sometimes ooze a lot, but this is not a problem. While they are hot (careful not to burn your arm on the pan!), use a couple of spoons or butter knives to scoop the filling up and gently push it back into the pie.
Pies in our olive oil crust, such as the chickpea & kale, bake faster than the butter crust pies. Check on them at 20-25 minutes.
2) Do you ship frozen pies?
No, we do not ship frozen pies.
3) are your gluten-free pies really GF?
We cannot guarantee it. We do our best to keep things separate; we make the GF dough first thing in the morning, before starting any gluten-containing projects, and keep a separate salt container and other seasonings just for GF, but ultimately they are baked in the same oven and held hot in the same warmer as our other pies. We always bake GF on the top rack, use separate eggwash, tongs, trays, and spatulas to minimize cross-contamination.