Unless you are baking a pie for a huge family gathering, you are bound to have some leftovers at the end of the day. But don’t just leave it sitting on the counter until someone remembers to take another slice. If you want your leftover pie to taste great even after a few days, you will need to store it properly.
Egg-Rich Pies Should Be Refrigerated Immediately
The USDA recommends that you refrigerate egg-rich pies—pecan pie, pumpkin pie, lemon meringue—as soon as they cool off after baking. According to their guidelines, pies stored this way can remain good for three to four days.
Fruity Pies Can Be Stored at Room Temperature
If you have a fruity pie, like an apple or cherry pie, you can store it at room temperature for a few days. However, if you want it to last up to seven days, then keep it in the fridge.
Most Pies Can Be Frozen
Cream and custard pies don’t react well to freezing, but most other pies do. If you don’t plan to eat the leftover pie anytime soon, simply place it uncovered in the freezer. After it has been completely frozen, wrap it in plastic wrap, and it will last two to four months.