Shelf Life Tips
- How long do frozen pie shells last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep pie shells frozen at all times.
Properly stored, frozen pie shells will maintain best quality for about 12 months in the freezer, although they will usually remain safe to eat after that.
Are frozen pie shells safe to eat after the ‘expiration’ date on the package? Yes, if properly stored - commercially frozen pie shells 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 frozen pie shells will remain at peak quality.
How long will frozen pie shells remain safe to eat? Frozen pie shells that have been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely, as long as they have been stored properly and the package is not damaged.
How to tell if frozen pie shells are no longer good? If dry spots or discolorations have developed on the frozen pie shells, freezer burn has begun to set in - this will not make the frozen pie shells unsafe to eat, but it will harm the texture and taste.
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