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Old 11/20/12, 06:12 PM
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Pumpkin pie in the fridge or not?

Do you put yours in the refrigerator? I have seen them out on the counters in stores, in the bakery section....but I have always been told to refrigerate it because there are eggs and stuff in it.

What do you do?

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I refrigerate it - but I like it when it is cold because you can eat it with your fingers.

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I always put it in the fridge. It's easy enough to reheat in the microwave or oven before serving if someone likes warm pumpkin pie. I prefer it cold.

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Old 11/20/12, 06:26 PM
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Store in fridge. Microwave for 30 seconds before smothering in whipped cream and eating.

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Old 11/20/12, 06:27 PM
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Whatever keeps it from doing that weepy water thing.

I don't know why, but sometimes those things just sort of spring a leak and water like liquid oozes out.

Then, no amount of whipped cream can save the pie and I have to switch to eating the pecan or apple. (Of course, then, I have to have vanilla ice cream instead of the whipped cream.)

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Old 11/20/12, 07:22 PM
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Mom never refrigerated hers & I don't mine. The eggs would be baked so no need to worry there. No different than a cake or cookies that had eggs in it & then were baked. Pie doesn't last long enough to spoil around here.

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I definitely refrigerate. I also refrigerate cakes and cookies.

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Refrigerate, and bake a day ahead.

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Old 11/20/12, 08:09 PM
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Refrigerate.

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We Refrigerate everything.

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Old 11/20/12, 08:12 PM
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Fridge.

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I don't refrigerate and have never had a problem. My mom never did either and is 81 now so I am going to say refrigeration is not necessary - the eggs are cooked. Of course if I had a family that didn't eat it all up within 2 days I might refrigerate but ours never last that long!

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Old 11/20/12, 09:07 PM
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I refrigerate because if it doesn't get eaten in a couple of days, the pies tend to grow "hair". For Thanksgiving and Christmas, there are so many people around eating that the pies don't last long and there isn't much room in the fridge anyway,

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My 47 year old system, aka "Mr. Iron Gut"' keeps them on the counter because the fridge is just too darned full. Those store pies? When the ingredient list includes 6 syllable words that would make a Srabble champ proud, it really doesnt matter where they are stored. BTW, I am cooking the turkey this year for those brave enough to try it.

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I refrigerate after a day or two but don't worry on the day of and the next day.

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Old 11/21/12, 06:50 AM
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never have put them in the fridge. I make several.....breakfast Thursday morning is traditionally pumpkin pie so I have to have 2 for that plus more for later on....They never seem to last past Friday here so no worries about "hair" growing on them.

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after day one, you need to refrigerate, or you end up with "Santa Claus Pie"...this happened to me on a two day old pie...long white mold, like santas beard.

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Old 11/21/12, 06:53 AM
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I leave mine on the counter! They don't last long around here anyhow.... :-)

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Old 11/21/12, 07:12 AM
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Fridge.
I bake ours from scratch and it will mold in 2.5 days on the counter.
Foods should be either under 40 degrees or above 160 degrees to be in the 'safe serve' zone.
Now, we all know we never hit that mark perfectly every time (hence the reason for strong immune systems) but when it comes to things with eggs, milk and delicate-quick spoiling ingredients, I try to err on the side of caution.

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Old 11/21/12, 07:15 AM
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Have left them out, but that was when they were gone by fri eve...one yr made 3 & it was just the 2 of us. By sat eve, I think...the one left was 'hairy'.

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Been leaving them out ever since I got married (57 years) and no mold, no problems but after the 2nd day if any is left would refrigerate.

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We refrigerate mostly because we just like pumpkin pie cold; in fact I dont even like pumpkin pie when its warm.

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Unless it's summer, and it's a pudding type pie, we never refrigerate. Then again, pie never lasts long here, either. I'm making three pies for Thanksgiving: apple, pumpkin and pecan; I'm expecting to serve 16 people. Don't think there will be any pie leftover.

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Do you put yours in the refrigerator? I have seen them out on the counters in stores, in the bakery section....but I have always been told to refrigerate it because there are eggs and stuff in it.

What do you do?
I usually keep pies... anykind... in the fridge. I am not worried about spoilage though.. with all the sugar, and the fact they have been baked at well over 300 degrees eliminates the worries of any "bugs" being left alive. Mice however are another matter, and will investigate a pie left on a countertop, not so much in the fridge.
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Old 11/21/12, 09:36 AM
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Foods should be either under 40 degrees or above 160 degrees to be in the 'safe serve' zone.
Not to cause an argument, but then what about all of the baked goods in grocery stores? They are not kept under 40 degrees or above 160 degrees.
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It's your pie, and you just do whatever your little heart desires with it. Just don't forget to PASS IT THIS WAY.

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Not to cause an argument, but then what about all of the baked goods in grocery stores? They are not kept under 40 degrees or above 160 degrees.
They are also full of "fake' foods that allow that. You can't compare Twinkies to Grandma's Angel Food Cake.

Go to walmart and pick up a pumpkin pie; you won't find eggs, cream, pumpkin and spices listed. You'll find hydrogented oils and various "stabilizers", artificial sweeteners, and food dye. Probably a preservative or two as well.
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Old 11/21/12, 11:51 AM
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Ive never refrigerate my pumpkin pie. Always left it out. Although I do put it inside the microwave over night just to prevent the cat from taking a sample of it.

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Mine has to go on top of the refrigerator...so the dogs don't eat it.

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Old 11/21/12, 02:27 PM
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Not to cause an argument, but then what about all of the baked goods in grocery stores? They are not kept under 40 degrees or above 160 degrees.
They are baked, and ready to eat. (breads doughnuts rolls)
The fruit pies....man that's just sketchy. I don't buy those kinds of things from the store...Plus they have 10,000 chemicals in them to retard spoilage.
Most of them are not 'real' food either....chemicals and junk that "taste like _____" but no real food in them.
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