Pecan pie does need to be refrigerated. Because it contains eggs, it can breed bacteria if left sitting out. Pecan pie should be refrigerated for a maximum of 3 days within 2 hours of being removed from the oven.Know More
The same rule applies for pumpkin pies. Other not-so-obvious foods that need refrigeration include tortillas, maple syrup and ketchup.
Tortillas and maple syrup can grow mold and will do so more quickly at warm temperatures. Maple syrup will last up to 1 year in the refrigerator. Ketchup has a high acid content that keeps it from growing mold, but warm temperatures cause quality loss of freshness and flavor.Learn more about Food Storage
Buttercream frosting does not need to be refrigerated if used within two to three days. However, it keeps for up to two weeks if stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container, and it lasts up to three months if stored in the freezer.Full Answer >
An uncut, freshly baked pecan pie can be kept at room temperature for two hours before it is served. If the pecan pie is refrigerated, it keeps for up to four days.Full Answer >
Soft cheeses need to be refrigerated at all times. However, some types of harder cheese can be left at room temperature for short periods of time.Full Answer >
Butter does not have to be refrigerated. Butter can spoil, but it takes longer to spoil than milk. Butter is made from pasteurized milk, which helps to limit bacterial growth.Full Answer >