Wondering if you can freeze pecan pie? Yes, pecan pie freezes well with a few simple steps to eliminate freezer burn and yield the best results. Whether it’s an entire pie or individual slices, pecan pie can be enjoyed any time of the year with these tips and tricks!

A whole chocolate pecan pie is shown on the counter.

How long is pecan pie good for?

Pecan pie will last for up to 3-4 days in the refrigerator before the filling, flavor, and texture changes. According to the USDA, all types of pie with egg-based or egg-rich fillings, such as pecan pie, pumpkin pie, lemon meringue, and custard pies, should be refrigerated after baking and subsequent cooling. 

Here, you’ll find the ultimate guide on how to freeze your pecan pie if you haven’t already finished it after those 4 days.

(Pumpkin pie is quite similar—here’s everything you need to know about how long pumpkin pie is good for and how to freeze pumpkin pie.)

How to Freeze Pecan Pie

Yes, you can freeze pecan pie! Your pecan pie can last up to 4 months in the freezer. It’s quite simple, and you probably already have all the materials in your pantry. 

(Wondering if you can freeze pumpkin pie? This post has you covered.)

Here are the simple steps for freezing pecan pie:

1. Let it cool completely

First, the best way to prevent sogginess or freezer burn on your leftover pie is to let your pie cool completely at room temperature. You can use a cooling rack to make this go faster.

​2. Wrap your pie

Next, you’ll take your whole pie and wrap it in either plastic wrap or a layer of aluminum foil, both around and on top of the pie.

3. Place in container or bag

Lastly, take your wrapped pie and place it in either an airtight container or large freezer bag. This is a great way to keep your pie fresh once you pull it out of the freezer and defrost it in the fridge.

A piece of pecan pie is shown on a plate with raw pecans.

How to defrost pecan pie?

The best way to defrost a frozen pie is to remove all of the wrap and put it in the fridge for 12-24 hours. Once it’s thawed all the way, your holiday dessert can be enjoyed, even months after you first made or purchased it!

​Do store-bought pies last longer?

A store-bought pecan pie can last longer since it includes preservatives when it’s made. It can be stored at room temperature until the printed-sell-by date. Once that date is reached, you’ll then store it in the fridge and then the freezer if you’re not ready to finish it off.

Pecan Pie Expert Tips & Tricks

  • Freeze with the right portions in mind. It’s a good idea to freeze in smaller portions if you know you aren’t serving a crowd.
  • Let it cool completely before placing in freezer. If you don’t, you will risk a soggy crust and mushy texture!
  • Double wrap it! In fact, even triple wrap it! Better to be safe than sorry.
  • Give it a month. While it’s okay to store your pecan pie in the freezer for up to 4 months, it’s best to eat it within a month to ensure that the filling and crust still hold up well.
  • Date your pecan pie. Make sure to write the date on your frozen pie so you know how long to keep it.
  • Freeze without toppings! Toppings like homemade whipped cream and vanilla ice cream won’t freeze well on top of the pie.
  • Soggy crust after defrosting? Place it in a 350°F oven for 10-15 minutes to crisp it up.
A whole pecan pie is shown close up.

More Holiday Pie Recipes

There’s a whole world of holiday pies and pecan delights to enjoy—any time of year! Try some of these delicious pie recipes and expert tips and tricks next:

5 Secrets to Healthier Family Dinners
Tips & recipes for getting yummy — and healthy — meals on the table.

You May Also Like

Thanks for
Stopping By!

I’m London! Join me as we cook up nourishing meals for you and your loved ones and learn a few healthy cooking tips and tricks!

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *