How long do bakery items last?

Bakery items containing custards, meat or vegetables, and frostings made of cream cheese, whipped cream or eggs must be kept refrigerated.
Bread products not containing these ingredients are safe at room temperature, but eventually will mold and become unsafe to eat.
Bakery item Shelf Refrigerator Freezer
Bread, commercial 2-4 days 7-14 days 3 months
Bread, flat (tortillas, pita) 2-4 days 4-7 days 4 months
Cakes, Angel Food* 1-2 days 7 days 2 months
Chiffon, sponge 1-2 days 7 days 2 months
Chocolate 1-2 days 7 days 4 months
Fruit cake 1 month 6 months 12 months
Made from mix 3-4 days 7 days 4 months
Pound cake 3-4 days 7 days 6 months
Cheesecake No 7 days 2-3 months
Cookies, bakery or homemade 2-3 weeks 2 months 8-12 months
Croissants, butter 1 day 7 days 2 months
Doughnuts, glazed or cake 1-2 days 7 days 1 month
dairycream-filled No 3-4 days No
Muffins No 3-4 days No
Pastries, Danish 1-2 days 7 days 2 months
Pies, cream No 3-4 days 2 months
Chiffon No 1-2 days No
Fruit 1-2 days 7 days No
Mincemeat 1-2 days 7days 8 months
Pecan 2 hours 3-4 days 8 months
Pumpkin 2 hours 3-4 days 1-2 months
Quiche 3-4 days 7 days 1-2 months
Rolls, yeast, baked Pkg. date 7 days 2 months
filled, meat or vegetables 2 hours 3-4 days 2 months

*Refrigerate any cake with frosting made of cream cheese, butter cream, whipped cream or eggs.

Storage: main - baked - dry - frozen - produce - refrigerated

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