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How do I store pecan pie and how long will it keep?

hungryinmanhattan Dec 18, 2011 08:54 AM

Hello. You all have saved me many a time and I thank you CHs! I need advice.
I have 12 people coming on Christmas Day, 7 days from now. I would love to do some of the dishes ahead of time. I was wondering how long I could keep the pecan pie and how would I store it?

  1. r
    rasputina Dec 19, 2011 06:25 PM

    Well I always just store at room temp, but I never make pie earlier than the day before and they never last more than 2 days at my house. I'm very picky about my pie crust and I find that it loses high textural quality pretty quickly

    1. Uncle Bob Dec 18, 2011 01:15 PM

      Never heard of refrigerating a pecan pie....Bake, cool, and store lightly covered on the side board...
      It will keep 3-5 days....IMO it improves with age....About day 3 the filling begins to "candy"

      You'll be fine baking it two days out....Bake it on Friday before......

      Have Fun & Enjoy!

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      1. re: Uncle Bob
        ipsedixit Dec 18, 2011 07:12 PM

        Never heard of refrigerating a pecan pie..

        And I've never heard of a spoiled pecan pie.

      2. ipsedixit Dec 18, 2011 12:56 PM

        Already lots of good advice re: refrigeration, etc.

        But it will keep outside for at least 3 days, covered.

        1. chowser Dec 18, 2011 12:48 PM

          Can you make and freeze the crust in the pan and mix the ingredients, minus the pecans, in a zip lock bag or tupperware and just bake the day before? It would be a shame to lose the flakiness of the crust.

          1. Cherylptw Dec 18, 2011 12:39 PM

            You CAN keep the pie in the coldest part of your fridge wrapped tightly OR I like to freeze it & thaw the day before or day of...if you notice, in the supermarket, they have boxed pies that sit out at room temp until bought but then, they usually contain preservatives....

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              gordeaux Dec 18, 2011 10:31 AM

              Just my 2 cents, but:
              .01c - I'd only make them a day before.
              .01c - How in the WORLD would a pecan pie last more than a day in your household unless it's under lock and key?????

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              1. re: gordeaux
                todao Dec 18, 2011 11:56 AM

                Agreed. Sugar is hygroscopic and will work very hard to balance its water content with the surrounding ingredients. Soggy crust, regardless of storage, is almost a certainty if it's held for more than a day. gordeaux's .01c deserves comment - agreed. Pecan pie never gets a chance to cool before it disappears in this house.

              2. opinionatedchef Dec 18, 2011 09:28 AM

                does your recipe containe eggs? if so, you must refrig it. it will keep forEVER because there is so much sugar in it. you could safely have it out of the frig the day before until you serve it.

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                1. re: opinionatedchef
                  hungryinmanhattan Dec 18, 2011 09:38 AM

                  Thank you. If I make it today and keep it in the fridge, will the crust get soggy? I make a very flaky crust but will it stay (not perfect but ok)? What do you think. I would love to make it right now!

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