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The Best Ways to Store Leftover Pie

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Deciding where to put leftover pie has always been tricky for me. On one hand, I would love to put everything in the fridge just to be on the safe side, but the leftover turkey and side dishes are usually also battling it out for space. On the other hand, I wonder if I'm ruining the texture of certain pies by refrigerating them when most people would just leave them out on the counter.

So what's the answer? Here's a guide to the three main types of pies and whether they can be left out or should be refrigerated. And yes, you can even freeze some of them. Read on to find out which ones!

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Custard, Cream, Mousse, and Chiffon Pies

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Pies Containing Eggs in the Filling (Pumpkin, Pecan)

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Fruit Pies

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