Chowhound Presents: Table Talk with Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh of Sweet: Desserts from London's Ottolenghi | Ask Your Questions Now ›

Home Cooking

Dessert Apples Sweet Potato Pies Food Storage

How to store pies for a week - apple and sweet potato?


Home Cooking 17

How to store pies for a week - apple and sweet potato?

fldhkybnva | Dec 17, 2012 03:53 PM

We are not the biggest dessert eaters in my house but at the holidays we indulge happily to get our annual fix. I am planning to make and serve an apple pie and a sweet potato pie on Christmas Day, but our fulfillment generally extends into New Year's Eve and Day when we dig in again. I am usually at home with my parents and so there are plenty of people around baking for the week and so there have always been a steady flow of fresh pies, but this year it's just us. There are only a few of us who enjoy a slice or two at the holidays but are not daily sweets cravers and so they will likely last for the week from Christmas to New Year's Eve when we will likely want to dig in again. Is it possible to store the pies over the week without affecting the quality too much or suffering serious risk of food poisoning (my SO has suggested just leaving them on the counter for the week) or should I just prepare to make another batch for New Year's (I'd like to avoid this as not only do we then need to find a home for the leftover pies from Christmas but didn't really want to add any additional prep)?

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound