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Shelf Life of Crisco Shortening

How long will Crisco last?

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March 15, 20170 found this helpful

From eatbydate.com:

Crisco Expiration Date

(Unopened) Pantry
Crisco shortening Cans last for 1-2 Years
Crisco Sticks last for 1-2 Years
(Opened) Pantry
Crisco shortening Cans last for 1 Year
Crisco Sticks last for 6 Months

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March 15, 20170 found this helpful

It depends.

(If Unopened)
Crisco shortening Can can last: 1-2 Years
Crisco sticks last: 1-2 Years
(If Opened)
Crisco shortening Cans last: 1 Year
Crisco Sticks last: 6 Months

Reference:
http://www.eatb … te-storage-tips/

Also other tips to prolong your shortening is to store in cool dark place like the pantry, away from the stove or other appliances.

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When in doubt, toss it out if you are unsure and purchase a new one.

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March 16, 20170 found this helpful

Here are answers on Crisco's own site:

http://www.cris … -asked-questions

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March 16, 20170 found this helpful

Crisco's site lists a year for opened Crisco stored under ideal conditions. If you are talking about the canned Crisco, I wouldn't keep it more than 6 months. The canned version is hydrogenated; that means it has air whipped into it. The air would cause the shortening to turn rancid more quickly than if there were no air added. Let your nose be your guide.

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March 16, 20170 found this helpful

You do not say can, stick or oil but most people think of canned when Crisco name is mentioned.

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I do not do a lot of frying or baking so Crisco (can or oil) stays with me for a long time. I do not buy ahead so I plan on when to buy and after opening, I date it, top it with saran wrap before cover and place it in my refrigerator. I check my refrigerator contents every month and discard whatever is past its prime. Crisco does last several months this way but I believe 6 to 8 months is long enough to store something like this. So, if I do not plan to bake/use it then out it goes - usually someplace in my back, back yard and container discarded.
This is still the best web site for Crisco products:

http://www.cris … -asked-questions

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March 17, 20170 found this helpful

If you inspect the can or package it will list a "use by" date. For further info, I would Google it.

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March 17, 20170 found this helpful

Not sure but my mom used to keep it for at least 3 or 4 months

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