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I forgot my pumpkin pie on the counter last night. Is it safe to serve if it was left out of the fridge for 15 hours?

I used this recipe (which includes milk, eggs, and cream) http://food52.com/recipes...

Do I need to start over and bake another pie?

asked by julianne114 almost 5 years ago

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Kristen Miglore
Kristen Miglore

Kristen is the Creative Director of Food52

added almost 5 years ago

This is a tough call, but the FDA doesn't recommend leaving custard pies out for more than 2 hours, so starting over would be the safest route. Luckily it comes together fast, so you probably still have time!

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ChefJune
ChefJune

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added almost 5 years ago

Technically, you can't, but practically, you can. Just eat it and enjoy it. Everyone will be fine. :)

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lloreen
added almost 5 years ago

This question is long past. But my pie has been sitting out for almost 3 days now and is still delicious. As long as it is in a coolest environment and covered, i think it is fine. Keeping the pie in the fridge is such a recent idea. Previously. You would have a pie safe, which is just a cupboard to keep the flies away

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lloreen
added almost 5 years ago

This question is long past. But my pie has been sitting out for almost 3 days now and is still delicious. As long as it is in a coolest environment and covered, i think it is fine. Keeping the pie in the fridge is such a recent idea. Previously. You would have a pie safe, which is just a cupboard to keep the flies away

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julianne114
added almost 5 years ago

Well, we went ahead and ate it! Thanks, guys. It was still delicious and nobody felt ill at all.

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added almost 3 years ago

those (foodlikeproduct )chemical pies? they could travel round the world and be just as bad as on meijer's shelves

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Eternity Moreau
added 10 months ago

I made one with pumpkin, eggs, and whipping cream on Wednesday. Super early Friday morning I had a piece and noticed at the last bite something was slightly off. Two hours later, the pie was visibly off and smelled rank in the kitchen. Oops! I could have sworn my grandma's pies were always on the counter, but I realized she used canned ingredients - but I certainly threw the rest away. So far, the last bit I ate hasn't come back to haunt me and it's been almost a whole day.... (eep!)

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Gary
added 9 months ago

Feed the inlaws first and wait..... see what happens then youll know if its safe to eat.

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Geoffrey Taylor
added 9 months ago

I know from experience that your pie will be great! Several years ago my Mother and I were debating whether or not Pumpkin Pie should ne refrigerated or not and after reviewing many internet answers we found that you should! But up to that time I had always left my Pies out to be eaten at rm temp and have done for several days at a time! Im not necessarily saing that you should leave them out for days but at the same time grocery stores where i buy most of my pies keep theres on a display table fpr who k ows how long before purchased. So I hope you didnt throw that pie away and if not than enjoy either way cold or "not". Safe eating!!

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