meringue topped Florida key lime pie

How Long Does Key Lime Pie Stay Good (Freezer and Fridge)

Key lime pie is a favorite dessert at my house and no one ever seems to complain about it. The only problem is that I cannot eat the whole thing in one sitting. One day I decided to put the rest of it in the freezer. This was a great idea because now I can really enjoy my key lime pie and not worry about having leftovers. When I got ready to eat it, I pulled it out, put it on a plate and let it defrost until its room temperature.

Key Lime Pie Lifespan in the Freezer

Stored in an airtight container, your key lime pie will stay good in your freezer for up to three months.

How Long Will It Stay Good In The Refrigerator?

If you want to keep it for a shorter amount of time, then you should store your key lime pie in the refrigerator. Keep it inside of an airtight container and in the fridge’s vegetable drawer. It will stay good for one to two weeks.

How To Tell If Key Lime Pie Is Bad?

To tell if your pie is still good, look at the color of the filling. It should be a vibrant green color, not a faded one. The filling should also have a smooth consistency, with no mold on it. You can also sniff out bad key lime pie that has been sitting out too long. It will smell sour and may even have an off-color to it.

Can You Freeze Key Lime Pie?

Yes you can, simply store your pie in an airtight container and freeze for up to three months. To thaw your pie, simply let it sit in the refrigerator for a day or so.

Can You Reheat Frozen Key Lime Pie?

Yes, you can reheat your frozen pie at 350 degrees until it is hot and the filling is warmed through.


Key lime pie lasts for about a week in the refrigerator, and up to three months in the freezer.
This delicious pie is perfect for making ahead of time thanks to it’s long shelf life. Just remember to always label your frozen pie with a date to ensure it is still good when you pull it out to serve.