How Long Do Donuts Last?


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1-2 days
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1 week
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2-3 months


Shelf Life Tips

  • How long do donuts last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep freshly baked donuts (or doughnuts) in a dry area.
  • To maximize the shelf life of donuts, cover with foil or plastic wrap or place in plastic bag to prevent drying out.
  • How long do donuts last at room temperature? Properly stored, freshly baked donuts (not cream-filled) will last for about 1 to 2 days at normal room temperature; cream-filled donuts should be stored in the refrigerator.
  • How long do donuts last in the refrigerator? Freshly baked donuts will keep well for about 1 week in the fridge when properly stored.
  • Can you freeze donuts? Yes, to freeze: wrap donuts tightly with aluminum foil or plastic freezer wrap, or place in heavy-duty freezer bag.
  • How long do donuts last in the freezer? Properly stored, they will maintain best quality for about 2 to 3 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - donuts that have been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if donuts are bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the donuts: discard any that have an off smell or appearance; if mold appears, discard the donuts.

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