Holiday Baking: Bake And Freeze

Bake and freeze items ahead of time, and you’ll never be short of treats for last-minute guests!

Bake and Freeze Recipes

Lots of baked goods can be prepared and tucked away in the freezer, ready when you need them. Here are a few recipe ideas and freezing tips to get you started.

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Freezing Tips:

  • Double-wrap baked goods securely and label the outside of the package.
  • Firm up delicate cheesecakes in the freezer first, so you won’t damage them while wrapping.
  • Freeze undecorated cake layers for up to a month. Fill and decorate when completely thawed.
  • Place frozen items in cake carrier to defrost, to prevent them absorbing odors in refrigerator, or thaw baked goods at room temperature.
  • Freeze pies before baking. Nut pies such as pecan pies can be frozen after they are baked.
  • Slice cinnamon rolls and sticky buns and arrange them on a baking sheet. Don’t let the dough rise. Freeze until firm, then store in a heavy-duty freezer bag. The night before baking, arrange rolls on a greased baking sheet or pan, cover with greased plastic wrap, and thaw them overnight in the refrigerator. Let rise at room temperature for an hour or so, until ready to bake.

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