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I just baked a pie, blueberry and blackberry lattice top. How should I store it? I live in Southern California so it can get warm. I put my last pie in the fridge and the color changed and it got gelatin like. Should I plastic wrap it, foil it, etc? Thanks in advance.

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  1. If it is just overnight or for one day, I would leave it out. A piece of foil over it to protect it from dirt, etc. Don't plastic wrap or foil wrap the pie tightly because that will make your pie crust soggy. If you decide to refrigerate it, take it out and warm it slightly before serving it. That will make your filling less gelatinous. Depend on the starch you used, longer rewarming might cause the starch to thin out and make your filling soupy.

    1. If a pie hasn't anything that spoils in the heat, like custard, no need to refrigerate.

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      1. re: serious

        ditto. Fruit pies, pecan, pumpkin etc keep nicely uncovered at room temperature. DONT wrap them, that will create a humid environment and they might spoil.
        If you want to put a kitchen towel or loose cover over to keep bugs off (if that is an issue) ok.

        Custard, cream or chiffon pies should go in the refrigerator.

      2. In So Cal, where ants tend to find everything, my mom keeps pies overnight in the microwave. Don't cover it, just put it right into the microwave and close the door.

        If you don't have a microwave, or the pie won't fit, cover the pie with a large mixing bowl to keep any pests out but to allow some air and just leave it on the counter.