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Refrigeration needed for lemon tart or keylime pie?

stilton Nov 15, 2007 11:14 PM

I'm going on a trip soon andam taking baked goods along. I know cookies will keep, but what of a lemon tart (lemon curd in crust) or key lime pie (made with condensed milk & egg yolks, baked, no whipped cream garnish)? Will either one keep for 2 days unrefrigerated?

  1. digkv Nov 16, 2007 08:43 AM

    They are egg based and the key lime is a custard which usually means that refrigeration is a necessity. I don't think that it will spoil after 2 days unrefrigerated but it won't taste very good and may even go runny.

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      Oh Robin Nov 16, 2007 08:43 AM

      Those really should be refrigerated. The key lime pie could probably be frozen, but even then you'd probably only have a day after it comes out of the freezer.

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        MaggieRSN Nov 16, 2007 09:38 AM

        Agree with the other posters, stilton. The egg content requires that they must be refrigerated. How are you traveling? Is packing with dry-ice an option?

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