Food Safety Issues/Pies


I have to make 2 pies for our upcoming fall festival. I need to know what type of pies would be ok to leave outside at the festival for several hours. From the hours of 5PM till around 9PM.

Thank you in advance!

Hi Lynn,

Any fruit-based pie without dairy would be a great pie for the festival.  Apple, cherry, peach, blueberry, strawberry, etc would be just fine without refrigeration. Avoid taking any cream pies (coconut cream, chocolate cream, pumpkin, or lemon meringue) and fruit pies that have a layer of cream cheese.

Have fun at the festival!


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Carol Schlitt


I can answer questions on home food safety, sanitation and home food preservation.


I am a former Extension educator, nutrition, wellness and food safety, having retired August 1, 2010. I am a food safety instructor for the Illinois Department of Public Health, a ServSafe Instructor/Proctor and have my own company, Safe & Savory Solutions, Inc -

National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (Past President and current Historian), St. Louis Culinary Society.

BS - University of Illinois MS - Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville

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