Shelf Life of
Pie

How Long Does Pie Last?

How Long Does Pie Last?

Shelf Life of Pie

How long does pie last? The shelf life of pie depends on a variety of factors, such as the sell by date, the preparation method and how it was stored. A traditional crust can be filled with just about anything and made into breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert.

So, how long does pie last?
When properly stored, the shelf life of pie past its best by date is approximately …

Fridge Freezer
Past Date  Past Date
Fruit Pie lasts for 2-3 Days 6-8 Months
Pie with fresh fruit lasts for 1-2 Days
Cream Pie lasts for 2-3 Days 6 Months
Custard Pie lasts for 2-3 Days
Pumpkin Pie lasts for 2-4 Days 6-8 Months
Quiche lasts for 2-4 Days 6-8 Months
Pot Pie lasts for 2-4 Days 6-8 Months




Of course, all foods last for a shorter period of time if they are not stored properly. But remember, like a lot of other sweets, they usually have a sell by date or a best by date and not a use by date or an expiration date. Because of this distinction, you may safely use foods even after the printed date has lapsed for varying times. Freezing is an indefinite storage spot, but foods don’t freeze forever and should not be re-frozen once thawed.

How to tell if pie is bad, rotten or spoiled?

Practicing proper hygiene and food safety discipline will help prevent food borne illness. Although not a perfect test, your senses are usually the most reliable instruments to tell if your Pie has gone bad.
The first thing to go bad with the pie is usually the crust because the filling will begin to loose water and the crust will absorb that water and become soggy.
There are, of course, certain health risks associated with spoiled pie so always remember to practice food safety and enjoy your pie prior to the eat by date.

How to store pie to extend its shelf life?

Proper food storage is the key to extending the expiration date of food. You can help keep pie fresh by keeping it in the refrigerator as much as possible. Once prepared, pie should be stored in a tightly closed container or wrapped with plastic wrap to keep out air and other contaminants.
To make a super easy crust see our simple crust recipe.
For a long-term option, you can freeze your pie while preserving its taste if you use an air-tight freezer safe container.
Some benefits of proper food storage include eating healthier, cutting food costs and helping the environment by avoiding waste.

How long is pie good for when prepared?

How long does pie last? That depends. How long do eggs last? In general, pie lasts only as long as the quickest expiring ingredient in the dish. To find out how long those other ingredients are good for, please visit the Dairy, Drinks, Fruits, Grains, Grains, Vegetables and Other sections of Eat By Date or search below!

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What are our shelf life resources?

Our how long does pie last content incorporates research from multiple resources, including the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Food & Drug Administration. In addition, we scoured the web for informative articles and reports related to food safety, food storage and the shelf life of pie.

*An important note about expiration dates …

Although the shelf life information on Eat By Date is generally reliable, please remember that individual cases will vary and that our advice should only be taken as an opinion or guidance tool. So, how long will food last? Let’s find out!