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Hello, can I freeze canned pumpkin? Sometimes I have leftovers and I don't want to see them go bad (obviously I do not leave the leftovers in the can, I put them into an airtight container and store i
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Can I freeze canned pumpkin?

posted at 10/25/2013 10:42 AM EDT
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Hello, can I freeze canned pumpkin? Sometimes I have leftovers and I don't want to see them go bad (obviously I do not leave the leftovers in the can, I put them into an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator.) Many recipes call for a full can and that extra from the last can from a previous recipe tends to just sit in there until I clean out the fridge and toss it.

Also, what is the recommended length of time to keep leftover pumpkin, refrigerated, given the conditions above? 
If it can be frozen, how long can it be kept in an inside freezer? A deep freezer?

Re: Can I freeze canned pumpkin?

posted at 10/25/2013 3:59 PM EDT
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Hello, can I freeze canned pumpkin? Sometimes I have leftovers and I don't want to see them go bad (obviously I do not leave the leftovers in the can, I put them into an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator.) Many recipes call for a full can and that extra from the last can from a previous recipe tends to just sit in there until I clean out the fridge and toss it. Also, what is the recommended length of time to keep leftover pumpkin, refrigerated, given the conditions above?  If it can be frozen, how long can it be kept in an inside freezer? A deep freezer?
Posted by Charles B

Charles, I believe you could easily freeze the pumpkin.  I've bought pumpkin pies that were frozen.  I can't see what the difference would be.  However, we have some really sharp bakers on this site, so maybe one of them has something different to say.

Not sure how long it would be safe to keep the pumpkin frozen but you could probably ask the baking site, since they list Libby's as one of their products.

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Re: Can I freeze canned pumpkin?

posted at 10/25/2013 4:49 PM EDT
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I have frozen canned pumpkin in small bags to use in smoothies.  I just wrap spoon full of puree in plastic and freeze.  I would use ice cube trays but I don't have any 

Re: Can I freeze canned pumpkin?

posted at 10/31/2013 6:47 PM EDT
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Hi, Charles B. The leftover pumpkin can be frozen. Make sure that the product does not go right to the top of the container because it may expand when frozen. Product may have a separated appearance when thawed due to air bubbles. This will not affect the pumpkin pie.-Kelly


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Hello, can I freeze canned pumpkin? Sometimes I have leftovers and I don't want to see them go bad (obviously I do not leave the leftovers in the can, I put them into an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator.) Many recipes call for a full can and that extra from the last can from a previous recipe tends to just sit in there until I clean out the fridge and toss it. Also, what is the recommended length of time to keep leftover pumpkin, refrigerated, given the conditions above?  If it can be frozen, how long can it be kept in an inside freezer? A deep freezer?
Posted by Charles B

Re: Can I freeze canned pumpkin?

posted at 10/31/2013 6:55 PM EDT
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Libby's Pumpkin Products may be stored out of the can, in an airtight plastic container for 1 week in
the refrigerator and up to 3 months in the freezer.

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Hello, can I freeze canned pumpkin? Sometimes I have leftovers and I don't want to see them go bad (obviously I do not leave the leftovers in the can, I put them into an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator.) Many recipes call for a full can and that extra from the last can from a previous recipe tends to just sit in there until I clean out the fridge and toss it. Also, what is the recommended length of time to keep leftover pumpkin, refrigerated, given the conditions above?  If it can be frozen, how long can it be kept in an inside freezer? A deep freezer?
Posted by Charles B

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