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Refrigerate Pumpkin Pie?

I am not a big dessert fan, but I got two pies dropped off at my place for Thanksgiving tomorrow. I am pretty sure the Apple pie will be fine on the counter. However, I am not sure about Pumpkin pie.

It seems to me that it should go in the fridge. But maybe not.

It came from a rather high end Bakery if that makes any difference (in terms of it having less preservatives than a store bought one)

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  1. If the high end bakery refrigerated it, do likewise. If not, don't.

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    1. re: pinehurst

      It doeesn't feel like it has been refrigerated which is what made me wonder.

    2. Most pumpkin pies are sold unrefrigerated, so it's likely that your fridge would be the first the pie has been in.

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      1. re: FrankJBN

        Costco's are, and they rotate their stock very quickly

        1. re: EWSflash

          Publix had all theirs in the fridge today.

      2. I leave mine on the counter, but I think refrigeration is recommended. It's really a custard.

        1. Pumpkin pie has cream in it--and needs to be refrigerated if you plan to use it a day later.

          1. I usually pick up pies at Whole Foods and they are always just piled up on the shelf, no refrigeration so it should be OK