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Baked a sweet potato pie this morning. Left it out to cool and forgot it for 6 hours. Refrigerated after that. Am I going to give my guests food poisoning?

asked by franniebee over 4 years ago
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Amanda Hesser

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added over 4 years ago

Is it a custard pie?

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added over 4 years ago

Yes, if you're asking if it has eggs and cream in it.

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Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

added over 4 years ago

It would take at least 3 hours to fully cool and you would have had to wait until it was fully cooled before chilling it. I can't guarantee that it's safe, and you obviously need to use your own judgment, but if I did the same, I would serve it.

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added over 4 years ago

This is one of those possible but highly unlikely scenarios. I can't think of any bacteria in eggs or milk that survived baking.

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added over 4 years ago

Been there, done that, nobody died. I'm sure you don't have a thing to worry about, but just in case, maybe you should sample a little sliver of it. : )

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mrslarkin

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added over 4 years ago

yep, i'd serve the pie too.