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APPLESAUCE, COMMERCIALLY BOTTLED OR PACKAGED, SOLD UNREFRIGERATED - OPENED

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1-2 weeks
Freezer
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1-2 months

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  • How long does applesauce last once opened? The precise answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions — keep opened applesauce refrigerated and tightly closed.
  • How long does opened applesauce last in the refrigerator? Applesauce that has been continuously refrigerated will keep for about 1 to 2 weeks after opening.
  • To further extend the shelf life of opened applesauce, freeze it: to freeze applesauce, store in airtight container and leave at least 1/2 inch headspace at the top, as applesauce will expand when frozen.
  • How long does applesauce last in the freezer? Properly stored, it will maintain best quality for about 1 to 2 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only — applesauce that has been kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How long does applesauce last after being frozen and thawed? Applesauce that has been defrosted in the fridge can be kept for an additional 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator before using; applesauce that was thawed in the microwave or in cold water should be used immediately.
  • How can you tell if applesauce is bad? If applesauce develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, or if mold appears, it should be discarded.
  • Discard all applesauce from bottles or packages that are leaking, rusting, bulging or severely dented.

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