Key-lime pie is one of the most savory, delicious foods ever created by humanity. It’s so good that you just want to save it forever. Unfortunately, that isn’t possible.
So how long can you keep key lime pie anyway? Well, it depends on how you’re storing it.
Storing Key Lime Pie
Key lime pie doesn’t have any preservatives, which means it can go bad pretty quickly. Sitting out, it shouldn’t be eaten after 24 hours. It’s even better to wait a few hours at the most, just to be safe. In the fridge, it can typically last for 2 or 3 days. The best way to store it is in the freezer, where it can last up to 2 months.
To freeze the key lime pie, put it in a freezer-safe container to freeze for a few hours. Give it plenty of room, and let it sit in your freezer to get used to the cold temperature. Doing this (as well as giving it space) will keep the pie in better condition when you take it out of the freezer. Finally, put it into a freezer-safe bag, where you can label its date. Finally, pop it back in the freezer for a maximum of 2 months.
Although key-lime pie doesn’t last as long as other deserts, it can still be stored long-term when frozen properly. When letting it unfreeze, it’s important to give it time to thaw. Essentially, you should first let it get close to room temperature before heating it up or eating it. After this, you can put it in the oven at about 350 degrees for a dozen minutes. This will make it taste close to fresh. Most importantly, always use good judgment when storing food, and throw away any food that might be bad.