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How long does frozen puff pastry or filo dough last?

chef chicklet Nov 24, 2007 11:01 AM

In cleaning the fridge and freezer the other day, I and probably like many others, found items in the freezer that needed to be used pretty soon if not yesterday.
Hey that is a good resolution for next year.
"I promise to only buy food and products that I will use within 2 months."
My intentions are always good, but with life and the demands of others, I don't always get to make what I want.

So I have a box of each in the freezer. Does anyone have an idea how long these keep frozen? I don't want to toss, but if I have to, then I'm making turkey pie as another poster suggested.

  1. babette feasts Nov 24, 2007 05:50 PM

    If it's been frozen and well wrapped (airtighta) the whole time, I'd say at least six months, probably more.

    3 Replies
    1. re: babette feasts
      chef chicklet Nov 25, 2007 08:22 AM

      Really! This the longest that I've had them, that's great to know!
      Guess I could always bake a strip off, then wait and see what happens....

      1. re: chef chicklet
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        moh Nov 25, 2007 08:32 AM

        Understand your situation, I also have way too many neglected items in the freezer, this could be an interesting thread, what's the oldest item in your freezer that you successfully salvaged!!!

        Re: filo: the older it gets, the more dried out it gets. You may already be well aware of this but make sure you defrost it completely before you try to use it. I once tried to rush it ( I always forget to take it out with enough time to let it defrost). With a newer package, you might get away with it, but if it is older, it will crumble if you try to unroll it before it is completely warmed up. If it's old enough it will crumble no matter what you do. Then I guess you can spray the bits with some kind of oil product, bake themup and use them as a cripsy topping for puddings and ice cream

        1. re: moh
          chef chicklet Nov 25, 2007 02:32 PM

          Thanks for replying I was going to wait until this coming week to figure out what to do with them. Thanks for the warning!!

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