Quick Answer: Can You Freeze Bakewell Tarts?
Yes, you can freeze Bakewell tart, and it can last in the freezer for three months. The key is to keep them wrapped thoroughly and pack them into a freezer-safe air-tight container or Ziploc bag. It is best to decorate them after thawing the tart.
Here is everything you need to know about freezing and storing some delicious Bakewell tart.
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How to Freeze Bakewell Tart?
Be it freshly baked Bakewell tarts or leftovers, here is how you can freeze them for the long term.
- Bakewell Tart
- Cling Wrap
- Foil Paper
- Ziploc Bag or Freezer-Safe Air-Tight Container
- Bake and Cool: Once you finish baking the Bakewell tart and take out the portion you plan to eat, let it cool down to room temperature.
- Portion: If you don't plan to eat the whole tart in one go, divide it into portions that you can easily eat in one go. If you have baked mini-tarts or plan to eat the whole tart, you can leave them in the baking tin as long as it is freezer-safe.
- Double Wrap: Thoroughly wrap the Bakewell tart with some cling wrap. Then double wrap it with foil paper making sure that no part of the tart is exposed to air.
- Pack and Seal: Pack the wrapped Bakewell tart into a Ziploc bag or freezer-safe air-tight container and seal them in. If you are using a Ziploc bag, make sure to squeeze out all the excess air before sealing it.
- Label and Freeze: Add a label on the container or bag with the best before date, and you are all set to freeze the Bakewell tart.
Freezing Unbaked Bakewell Tart
Time Taken: 5 – 10 minutes
What you will need:
- Bakewell Tart
- Cling Wrap
- Foil Paper
- Freezer-Safe Air-Tight Container
If you didn’t get a chance to bake the Bakewell tart, you can always freeze it and store it for baking later.
Make the Bakewell tart batter and filling and then portion it into measures that you can easily bake and eat in one go. Make sure that the baking tin is freezer safe.
Thoroughly wrap the tart with some cling wrap and another layer of foil paper. Make sure that no part of the tart is exposed to air.
Pack and Seal
Transfer the wrapped unbaked Bakewell tart in a freezer-safe air-tight container and seal them in.
Label and Freeze
Add a label on the container with the best before date, and you are good to go.
How Long Can You Freeze Bakewell Tart?
You can freeze Bakewell tart for 2 to 3 months. The key to freezing the tart for long is to make sure that it is packed into the freezer as soon as you can and keep it thoroughly protected from being exposed to air or freezer burns.
Although you can freeze it for over two months, it is best to use it up sooner rather than later to avoid drastic changes in texture and taste.
Before freezing the Bakewell tart, you can leave it in the fridge for up to 5 days.
But keep in mind that if you don’t plan to eat the tart within a week, it is best to freeze it as soon as you can rather than wait it out in the fridge.
How to Store Frozen Bakewell Tart?
You can store frozen Bakewell tart in any freezer-safe air-tight container or Ziploc bag after wrapping it thoroughly.
Double wrapping the tart is key to protecting it from freezer burns or drying out. You could wrap and freeze the Bakewell tart in its baking tin as long as the tin is freezer-safe.
If you have cramped freezer space and plan to use Ziploc bags to save space, take care to avoid the tart from being crushed or damaged by other stuff in the fridge.
In this case, a sturdy container might be the better option.
How to Defrost Bakewell Tart?
The best way to defrost the Bakewell tart is to take out the portion you need and leave it in the fridge for a couple of hours or overnight and let it thaw slowly.
Once it is defrosted, you can add the icing or decorations and serve it.
You could also thaw the tart on the kitchen counter for 3 to 4 hours if you are in a hurry and forgot to keep the tart out the night before.
Can You Refreeze Bakewell Tart?
No, it is best advised not to refreeze the Bakewell tart. Repeated freezing and thawing will ruin the texture and taste of the tart.
Moreover, if it is already decorated, the icing can get runny and sticky, making it unappealing.
Refreezing also increases the risk of bacterial buildup on the tart. So, it is best to avoid refreezing by dividing it beforehand into small portions that you can easily eat in one go and pack them separately.
Does Bakewell Tart Freeze Well?
Yes, Bakewell tart freezes well, and if done right, it should taste as good as a freshly baked tart. So, as long as it is wrapped thoroughly, you should be good to go for a couple of months.
There might be slight changes in texture if the tart has been in the freezer for long, but it wouldn’t be too drastic.
If you plan to add icing or decorations on Bakewell tart, it is best to add it in the end after you defrost it because the icing can get sticky and runny once it thaws.
No, it is best not to freeze Mr. Kipling Bakewell tarts or desserts. It is best to eat them fresh rather than freeze them for later. They come with the best before dates on their packaging so, that would be a good time frame to work with.
I hope this article helps you freeze and store Bakewell tarts and make the most out of the delicious dessert.
If you have any doubts or would like to share some freezing hacks of your own, it would be lovely to hear from you.
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