How long is pie good for in the fridge

In this brief guide, we are going to answer the question “How long is pie good for in the fridge?”   with an in-depth analysis of the storage and shelf life of pies. Moreover, we are going to discuss the pie recipe.

How long is pie good for in the fridge?

Any kind of pie can easily last for 3_4 days after the fridge and can be used.

According to the FDA, pecan pie, fruit pie, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and custard pie can last for 3_4 days in the fridge.

How to properly store pie?

If the pie has been stored properly, you can increase its shelf life.

Follow the instructions given below to properly store pie;

  • Always keep the eggs containing pies (pumpkin, custard and cream pies) in the fridge.
  • You can store the fruit pies at room temperature for two days. But if you will keep them in the fridge, loosely covered, they can last for 4 days.
  • You can freeze both baked and unbaked pie crust. The shelf life of unbaked pie crust is 2 months and baked pie crust is 4 months in the freezer.

How to thaw baked pie crust?

To thaw a bakes pie crust;

  • Remove it from the freezer.
  • Let it stand for some time at room temperature and it will defrost.
  • If you can’t wait for it to defrost at room temperature, you can defrost it in the oven for 6 minutes.
  • Keep the temperature of the oven at 360 degrees Fahrenheit.

What is the shelf life of the pie?

The shelf life of pie depends on various factors such as best by date, preparation method and storage method.

  • Pies last for about 2_4 days after the best by date in the fridge or for 6_9 months in the freezer.
  • The pies usually come with the best by date which is written by the manufacturers over it.
  • The best by date refers to the date till that you can enjoy the best quality of the pie but you can use them even if this date passes if they have been properly stored.

The shelf life for different types of pies is given below;

Types of piesFridgeFreezer
Past date Past date
Fruit Pie2_3 days 6_8 months
Pie with fresh fruit1_2 days _
Cream Pie2_3 days 6 months
Custard pie2_3 days _
Pumpkin pie2_4 days6_8 months
Quiche Pie2_4 days 6_8 months
Pot Pie2_4 days _
Pie crust Mix6_8 weeks6_8 months
Refrigerator Pie Crust 4_6 weeks8_10 months
Frozen Puff Pastry1_2 weeks 6_8 months

Can pie go bad?

Yes! Pie can go bad. There’s no specific indicator through which we can measure whether our pie has gone bad or not.

  • But the first thing that goes bad In pie is the crust. That’s why the soggy crust is a sign of a bad pie.
  • In the case of the soggy crust, the filling will start losing water and water will be absorbed by the crust.
  • The color, texture and smell of the pie also change when it gets bad.
  • The presence of molds over the pie is also a sign of the bad pie.

What happens if you eat expired pie?

If you eat the expired pie, you can get sick. It can cause food poisoning in you.

Following are the symptoms of the foodborne illness;

  • Fever
  • Chill
  • Stomach cramps
  • Diarrhea 
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting 

How to make pie?

There are many types of pies and several types of recipes are also available.

Let’s look at one of them.

Chicken and Mushroom Puff pie:

Required Ingredients:

Following are the ingredients that are needed to make chicken and mushroom Puff pie;

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 8 skinless boneless chicken thighs
  • 8 rashers smoked streaky bacon, cut into large pieces
  • 1 onion, halved and sliced
  • 250g baby button mushrooms
  • a handful of thyme sprigs
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 400ml chicken stock
  • 200ml milk
  • 500g pack fresh puff pastry, or frozen and defrosted
  • 1 egg, beaten


  • Heat the oil in a pan and season the chicken thighs.
  • Fry the chicken thighs and fry for 5_8 mins and let them turn brown.
  • Remove the chicken and put it on a plate. Put the bacon pieces into the pan.
  • Fry them for 5 mins, add onions, mushrooms and thyme sprigs, and again fry for 3 mins.
  • Put the flour too in a pan and cook for 1 min.
  • They whip in the chicken stock and milk and add the chicken back to the pan.
  • Boil and cook for another 30 mins.
  • Let the filling cool down by spooning it into a large pie.
  • Heat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius.
  • Put the flour on something and roll pastry over it.
  • Cut a long strip meanwhile using a little beaten egg and fix the edges of the pie dish.
  • Lift the pastry over the pie and press the edges with the help of your fingers.
  • Then bake it for 30 mins.

Here are more recipes for delicious pies.


In this brief guide, we answered the question “How long is pie good for in the fridge?”   with an in-depth analysis of the storage and shelf life of pies. Moreover, we discussed the pie recipe.


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