With Thanksgiving around the corner, you might be wondering: How long is pumpkin pie good for? Whether store-bought or homemade, leftover pie can be stored at room temperature, in the fridge, or in the freezer. Get the best tips for extending the life of your pie—and the holiday season!

Pumpkin pie slice on a white plate with cinnamon sticks around it.

How long does pumpkin pie last?

According to the USDA, a pumpkin pie will last for 3-4 days when stored properly in the fridge. However, the shelf life depends on the way it is stored. Egg-rich pies containing dairy products—including pumpkin filling—can give you food poisoning if not stored properly. The best way to store a custard pie is to refrigerate it after it has cooled completely from baking.

Read on for more food safety tips about pumpkin pie storage in addition to other pies like pecan pie, lemon meringue, and cheese cakes!

How long does pumpkin pie last at room temperature?

A pumpkin pie lasts anywhere from two to four hours at room temperature. The only time you should leave your pie at room temperature is while it’s cooling right after baking. Giving it time to cool on the kitchen counter eliminates the chance of a soggy crust.

How long does pumpkin pie last in the refrigerator?

A fresh pumpkin pie lasts for 3-4 days in your fridge with a layer of plastic wrap on the top of the pie. For the best results, let your pie cool before placing it in your fridge. This method works for a whole pie, or individual leftover pie slices.

How long does pumpkin pie last in the freezer?

You can store pumpkin pie in the freezer for a long time—up to 3-4 months. The best way to prevent freezer burn is to wrap your pie with aluminum foil or plastic wrap, and place it in an airtight container or a heavy-duty freezer bag.

When you’re ready to eat it, take your frozen pumpkin pie out of the freezer and put it in the fridge. Let it thaw for 8-12 hours—ideally overnight. You’ll be able to enjoy your holiday pumpkin pie as a delicious dessert months later!

A slice of previously frozen pumpkin pie on a plate with a bite taken out.
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How to store store-bought pumpkin pie?

Store-bought pies can be stored at room temperature up until the printed sell-by date. Once that sell-by date passes, place it in the fridge for 2-4 days and in the freezer for up to 6-9 months. The preservatives that are added to Costco and grocery store pies give them a longer shelf life.

Holiday Pie Recipes

​You won’t regret stashing a few pies away for the upcoming holidays. For your next Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas potluck, try out these pumpkin pie recipes and tips, in addition to other holiday pies!

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