Can I put a hot pumpkin pie in the fridge?

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asked Mar 2, 2020 in Other-Food Drink by RY39398348 (300 points)
Can I put a hot pumpkin pie in the fridge?

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answered Mar 2, 2020 by Gracy (133,260 points)
You can put a hot pumpkin pie in the fridge if you want too and it will be just fine.

Although it will make your refrigerator come on and stay on longer so that the refrigerator can cool down the heat from the pumpkin pie.

It's recommended that you allow the pumpkin pie to cool down for at least 30 minutes before putting the pumpkin pie into the refrigerator.

I've also left pumpkin pies out overnight and they've been fine even though it's best to refrigerate the pumpkin pie after cooking it if you don't plan to eat it or serve it within the same day or within a few hours.

Leaving a pumpkin pie out overnight is fine and the pumpkin pie will still remain safe to eat the next day without refrigeration.

I've heard before that you should refrigerate the pumpkin pie when not eating or serving it to prevent bacteria from growing on the pumpkin pie.

Pumpkin pies are usually made with eggs, milk and cream which can go bad when left out longer than a few hours.

However while it's recommended to refrigerate pumpkin pie when not eating it within a few hours the pumpkin pie will remain safe to eat when left out overnight.

My Grandma and my mom and even myself have left pumpkin pies out overnight several times and they were okay to eat and nothing bad happened to us.
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answered Dec 11, 2020 by nitymaiden (1,370 points)
It's best to allow the hot pumpkin pie to cool down for at least 30 minutes before putting it in the fridge but it's okay to put a hot pumpkin pie in the fridge.

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