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do I have to refrigerate a pumpkin pie I made tonight? Or can I leave it out?

asked by @courtneyfweaver over 4 years ago
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Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

added over 4 years ago

I'd put it in the fridge -- it's got eggs and dairy in it, I'm guessing?

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Kristen Miglore

Kristen is the Creative Director of Food52

added over 4 years ago

It's a custard pie, so you should refrigerate it to be safe. Then just take it out a couple hours before serving tomorrow to come back down to room temperature.

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added over 4 years ago


Yes, custard pies are one of the exceptions to the it's-safe-to-leave-baked-goods-unrefrigerated rule. Protein + moisture = Danger

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added over 4 years ago

Won't the crust get soggy if I refrigerate? Yes, it does have eggs and heavy cream.

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