How Long Does Pecan Pie Last (Freshly Baked)?


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3-4 days*
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1-2 months


Shelf Life Tips

  • How long does pecan pie last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep freshly baked pecan pie refrigerated.
  • How long can pecan pie be left at room temperature? Bacteria grow rapidly at temperatures between 40 °F and 140 °F; pecan pie should be discarded if left out for more than 2 hours at room temperature.
  • *The exception is store-bought pecan pie that is displayed and sold unrefrigerated; these commercially produced pecan pies have preservatives and other ingredients added to make them shelf-stable and typically do not need to be refrigerated until cut.
  • How long does pecan pie last in the fridge? Freshly baked pecan pie will keep for about 3 to 4 days in the fridge; refrigerate covered loosely with aluminum foil or plastic wrap.
  • Can you freeze pecan pie? Yes, to freeze: wrap pecan pie tightly with aluminum foil or plastic freezer wrap, or place in heavy-duty freezer bag.
  • How long does pecan pie last in the freezer? Properly stored, it will maintain best quality for about 1 to 2 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - pecan pie that has been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if pecan pie is bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the pecan pie: discard any that has an off smell or appearance; if mold appears, discard the pecan pie.

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