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I'm considering making these part of Christmas gifts this year, but am unsure of what their shelf life might be. Any suggestions? http://www.realsimple.com...

asked by campagnes over 7 years ago

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Nora
added over 7 years ago

Great question! I'd worry about the pecans and cheese getting a bit funky. Has anyone tried? Will someone do it for the sake of art and report back?

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nutcakes
added over 7 years ago

Pecans and cheese? I see figs and honey. I see these keeping fairly well.

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hardlikearmour
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added over 7 years ago

I'm with nutcakes. I think these would keep for at least a week.

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Queen of Spoons
added over 7 years ago

Agree with nutcakes & hardlikarmour. Nothing seems like it would spoil quickly, however they might get chewier over time as they loose moisture.

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campagnes
added over 7 years ago

Yep, that's kind of what I was thinking, too. They sound really interesting but I haven't tried them yet; might make a wee batch tomorrow, let them sit for a week, and see how they hold up. Thanks, everyone! :-)

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betteirene
added over 7 years ago

I think they'd last pretty close to forever if they are wrapped tightly

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cheater chef
added over 7 years ago

As long as a fruit cake.

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susan g
added over 7 years ago

The honey maximizes keeping qualities. If you are giving more than just a few, I would consider aluminum foil and/or a tin container.

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