How Long Does Pie Last?

How long does pie last? The shelf life of pie depends on a variety of factors, such as the sell by date, the preparation method and how it was stored. Just about anything made in a deep circular tin with a crust and a filling is called a pie. Different types can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert.

The majority of pies are still baked within a flour based crust and filled with some sort of fruit. But there are more and more untraditional pies being baked (or not) every day. Quiche is actually an egg pie and even pizza is called a pie. Crusts are being made from graham crackers, crushed cookies like Oreos and all sorts of other ingredients.

So, how long do pies last? Pies last about 2-4 days after their printed date in the refrigerator and about 6-9 months in the freezer, as noted on the following table:

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Pie Expiration Date

Fridge Freezer
Past Date Past Date
Fruit Pie lasts for 2-3 Days 6-8 Months
Pie with fresh fruit lasts for 1-2 Days --
Cream Pie lasts for 2-3 Days 6 Months
Custard Pie lasts for 2-3 Days --
Pumpkin Pie lasts for 2-4 Days 6-8 Months
Quiche lasts for 2-4 Days 6-8 Months
Pot Pie lasts for 2-4 Days 6-8 Months
Pie Crust Mix lasts for 6-8 Weeks --
Refrigerator Pie Crust lasts for 4-6 Weeks 6-8 Months
Frozen Puff Pastry lasts for 1-2 Days 8-10 Months
Baked Puff Pastry lasts for 1-2 Weeks 6-8 Months

Of course, all foods last for a shorter period of time if they are not stored properly. But remember, like a lot of other sweets, they usually have a sell by date or a best by date and not a use by date or an expiration date. Because of this distinction, you may safely use foods even after the printed date has lapsed for varying times. Freezing is an indefinite storage spot, but foods don't freeze forever and should not be re-frozen once thawed.

How to tell if Pie is bad, rotten or spoiled?

Practicing proper hygiene and food safety techniques will help prevent foodborne illness.

Although not a perfect test, your senses are usually the most reliable instruments to tell if your Pie has gone bad. The first thing to go bad with the pie is usually the crust because the filling will begin to loose water and the crust will absorb that water and become soggy.

There are, of course, certain health risks associated with spoiled foods so always remember to practice food safety and enjoy your foods before their shelf life has expired!

How to store Pie to extend its shelf life?

You can help keep pie fresh by keeping it in the refrigerator as much as possible. Un-cut fruit pies can remain on the counter for about 2 days. Once prepared, pie should be stored in a tightly closed container or wrapped with plastic wrap to keep out air and other contaminants.

Once cut, all types of pies should be wrapped and refrigerated. For a long-term option, you can freeze your pie while preserving its taste if you use an air-tight freezer safe container.

Pie crusts and Puff Pastry should be kept in the same form in which it was purchased. Puff Pastry is made to be used just out of the freezer an pie crusts can be handled most any way.

To make a super easy crust see our simple crust recipe. And, if you like Kailua, try our flavorful Kahlua cream cheese pie.

Some benefits of proper food storage include eating healthier, cutting food costs and helping the environment by avoiding waste.

How long is Pie good for when prepared in a dish?

How long does pie last? That depends. How long do eggs last? In general, pie lasts only as long as the quickest expiring ingredient in the dish.

What are our shelf life resources?

In determining how long Pie lasts, our content incorporates research from multiple resources, including the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Food & Drug Administration. In addition, we scoured the web for informative articles and reports related to food safety, food storage and the shelf life of Pie.

*An important note about expiration dates...

Although the Pie shelf life information on Eat By Date is generally reliable, please remember that individual cases will vary and that our advice should only be taken as an opinion and not a replacement for your health care professional. Please eat responsibly!

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