Shelf Life Tips
- How long does apricot pie filling last once opened? The precise answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep opened apricot pie filling refrigerated and tightly covered.
To maximize the shelf life of apricot pie filling after opening, refrigerate in a covered glass or plastic container.
How long does opened apricot pie filling last in the refrigerator? Apricot pie filling that has been continuously refrigerated will keep for about 2 weeks.
Is apricot pie filling safe to use after the "expiration" date on the package? Yes, provided it has been stored properly, the package is undamaged, and there are no signs of spoilage (see below) - commercially packaged apricot pie filling will typically carry a "Best By," "Best if Used By," "Best Before", or "Best When Used By" date but this is not a safety date, it is the manufacturer's estimate of how long the apricot pie filling will remain at peak quality.
How can you tell if opened apricot pie filling is bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the apricot pie filling: if the apricot pie filling develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, or if mold appears, it should be discarded.
Discard all apricot pie filling from cans or packages that are leaking, rusting, bulging or severely dented.
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