I have a Pampered Chef, flat pizza stone which I love. I called her this morning about an item which I ordered from her and asked about putting a frozen solid pie in a pie tin onto a heated stone. She said that it I did that it would break the stone at some point. Because like glass, unless it’s heatproof I guess, it will eventually shatter.
The pizza stone goes into the oven cold along with the pizza.
But I like Julie’s idea of putting the pie on the rack 1st and then moving it to the stone. That way both the pie and the stone are heated. And then I wouldn’t think that the pizza stone would break.
As for the juice, I had some overflow onto my stone. But once I took the pie off the stone after it baked on it for the 1st 20 minutes at like 475 degrees, I sat the stone in the double-metal stainless steel sink to cool off somewhat, and then just scaped it off with a metal spatula while I moved the pie back into the oven at a lower temperature of 365/375 degrees.
My cherry pie came out wonderful! Not runny, and certainly not as sickenly sweet as canned filling. This was the best cherry pie I’ve made to date.
I used Dole’s Dark Sweet Pitted Cherries, (frozen & thawed & drained, 3 twelve ounce bags) and then used the normal spices of cinnamon, sugar, dotted with a little bit of butter and of course the cornstarch. It was very good! I even used the minature polymer clay Premo cutters, (brand new cutters; don’t ever used clay cutters which have been used on clay), to cut out pieces of dough for a decorative top pie crust. They turned out nice. I started just overlapping, starting at the edge and going in concentric circles.
And I made this pie, unbaked and froze it. And popped it directly into the oven to bake on my preheated pizza stone. But as my Pampered Chef lady reminded me, be warned, you should never put anything cold on the hot pizza stone, including a glass pie, otherwise you will have shattered a glass pie plate and eventually the pizza stone as well.
It was good that she reminded me. I forgot! So I will definitely try Julie’s suggestion. Thank you very much Julie!