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The Ultimate Guide to Cooking Frozen Pies in an Air Fryer

The combination of an air fryer and frozen pies is a match made in heaven. Not only can you enjoy the convenience of a quick and crispy pie, but you can also freeze pies for future indulgence.

In this article, we will explore the step-by-step process of cooking frozen pies to perfection in your air fryer and discover how to freeze Mud Foods' pies for ultimate convenience.

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Cooking Frozen Pies in Your Air Fryer

Cooking frozen pies in your air fryer is a game-changer, and it's remarkably simple. Whether you're craving our savoury meat pies or sweet dessert pies, follow these steps for a crispy and delightful experience.

Before you embark on your air frying journey, choose the pie that suits your taste. Ensure it fits comfortably in the air fryer basket without touching the sides or top.

Preheat Your Air Fryer

Preheating your air fryer is crucial for even cooking and achieving that golden, crispy crust. Set the temperature to around 320°F (160°C) and allow it to preheat for a few minutes.

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Prepare the Air Fryer Basket

To prevent your frozen pie from sticking to the basket, lightly grease it with cooking spray or oil. Alternatively, you can use baking paper cut to fit the basket, ensuring the bottom of the pie doesn't stick.

Cook Your Frozen Pie

Now it's time to air fry your frozen pie:

  • Gently place the frozen pie into the preheated air fryer basket. Make sure it's centered and not touching the sides.
  • Adjust the cooking time depending on the size and type of pie. A general guideline is to cook it for 30 minutes at the preheated temperature.
  • Monitor the progress to ensure even cooking, and you may need to rotate the pie halfway through the cooking time.
  • To confirm that your pie is fully cooked, use a meat thermometer to check that the internal temperature reaches 160°F (71°C) for savoury pies.

Rest and Serve

Once your pie is done, remove it from the air fryer and let it rest for a few minutes. This allows the filling to settle and makes it easier to eat. Then, serve and enjoy the crispy, golden perfection of your air-fried pie.

Freezing Mud Foods' Pies

Mud Foods pies are known for their exceptional quality and taste, and the great news is that you can freeze them for future enjoyment. Whether you want to stock up on your favourite Mud Foods creations or have a convenient meal option on hand, here's how to freeze their pies:

Choose Your Pies

Select the Mud Foods pies you want to freeze. Whether it's our savoury Steak and Ale pie or our sweet Apple and Blackberry Pie, Mud Foods commitment to quality means that these pies freeze exceptionally well without compromising flavour or texture.

Wrap for Protection

Mud Foods pies arrive ready to go straight in to the freezer. If opened ensure your pies remain in top condition, wrap them securely in plastic wrap or aluminium foil. Make sure there are no exposed areas that could lead to freezer burn.


Store your Mud Foods pies in the freezer, preferably in a dedicated section where they won't be disturbed. Properly freezing the pies helps preserve their flavour and freshness.


When you're ready to enjoy your frozen Mud Foods pie, you can cook the pie in your air fryer following the instructions mentioned above, or you can use a traditional oven cooking approach.

An all around winner with Mud Foods

Cooking frozen pies in an air fryer is a convenient way to enjoy crispy and delicious pies in no time. Whether you're a fan of savoury pies or sweet dessert pies, the air fryer's rapid cooking and crisping capabilities ensure that your frozen pies turn out perfectly every time.

When it comes to Mud Foods' pies, our exceptional quality and taste make them an ideal candidate for freezing, allowing you to enjoy their delicious creations whenever the craving strikes.

So, embrace the versatility of your air fryer and the convenience of freezing Mud Foods' pies, and elevate your culinary experience to new heights.

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