Shelf Life Tips
- How long does key lime pie filling last once opened? The precise answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep opened key lime pie filling refrigerated and tightly covered.
To maximize the shelf life of key lime pie filling after opening, refrigerate in a covered glass or plastic container.
How long does opened key lime pie filling last in the refrigerator? Key lime pie filling that has been continuously refrigerated will keep for about 2 weeks.
Is key lime pie filling safe to use after the "expiration" date on the package? Yes, provided it has been stored properly, the package is undamaged, and there are no signs of spoilage (see below) - commercially packaged key lime pie filling will typically carry a "Best By," "Best if Used By," "Best Before", or "Best When Used By" date but this is not a safety date, it is the manufacturer's estimate of how long the key lime pie filling will remain at peak quality.
How can you tell if opened key lime pie filling is bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the key lime pie filling: if the key lime pie filling develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, or if mold appears, it should be discarded.
Discard all key lime pie filling from cans or packages that are leaking, rusting, bulging or severely dented.
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