How Long Does Key Lime Pie Last

key lime pie with meringue

How Long Does Key Lime Pie Last In The Freezer?

Key lime pie can be stored in the freezer for up to two months. We recommend that you place them in an airtight freezer bag or container and remove as much air as possible before sealing.

How Long Does Key Lime Pie Last In The Fridge?

Key lime pie should be refrigerated and eaten within three days of preparation because it does not contain any preservatives. It is especially important for key lime pie not to come into contact with any other foods because it can spoil more quickly.

How To Freeze Key Lime Pie

When freezing key lime pie, place it in a freezer-safe container that is no larger than 8-by-4 inches. Only fill the container about halfway to avoid overfilling and cracking your crust. Place in freezer for about 2 hours to allow for thorough freezing. Then put it into a freezer bag. Label with the dates of preparation and ingredients.

Can Frozen Key Lime Pies Be Reheated?

To reheat frozen key lime pie, it is best to thaw it in the refrigerator first by leaving it in the bag and allowing the pie to defrost overnight. Then pop it in the oven at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

How To Tell If Key Lime Pie Has Gone Bad

To tell whether key lime pie has gone bad, open the can and check:

  1. the appearance of the filling: if it has separated or turned dark, it is time to throw away.
  2. the appearance of the pie crust: cracks or tears and even mold indicate the pie is no longer good.
  3. Look for any kind of discoloration on the pie crust or separation in the filling. Any of these signs means that it is no longer good. Make sure to check the date of preparation as well, if you do not remember when you made it!
  4. The smell has to be perfectly fresh, not a hint of sourness or anything unusual.
  5. The taste: the filling should taste as it does when it is fresh.

Conclusion

Key lime pies can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three days and in the freezer for up to two months. Remember to place it in an airtight container or bag and remove as much air as possible before sealing to give this delicious dessert the longest shelf life.

Written by Liv

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