How to Store Pumpkin Pie

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No matter how many slices of pumpkin pie you devoured during the holidays, 'tis the season to stick your fork into leftover slices for months to come. Pumpkin pie is a perishable item, requiring a cool storage temperature because the eggs, evaporated milk and pumpkin filling can spoil. Package and preserve surplus pumpkin pies or slices to indulge upon at a later date for a cold or hot, spiced dessert.

Things You'll Need

  • Plastic wrap or aluminum foil
  • Airtight container or plastic zipper-lock bag
  • Cool the pie at room temperature for 1 hour after baking, before taking steps to store it. Do not add whip cream to the pie because the texture of the cream turns liquid upon refrigeration and freezing.

  • Wrap the pumpkin pie tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil to lock in moisture. Place the pumpkin pie inside an airtight container or plastic zipper-lock bag.

  • Refrigerate the pumpkin pie for two to three days. Freeze unbaked or baked pumpkin pies for up to two months; however, pumpkin filling and crust of baked pies gains a mushy consistency upon thawing and may require reheating.

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