How to Store Puddings (British, Bread, Banana +)

Puddings are well known worldwide, and every country has their most popular since there are many varieties; and today, I will try to cover the pudding storage guidelines for most of them.

The pudding can last between 3 and 4 days if stored at room temperature. Inside the fridge, they can last seven days; if you freeze them, they can last six months.

Store Puddings

If you want to learn how to preserve homemade puddings so that they last a long time, you have to keep reading.

Note: I have a specific post about the rice pudding, just click it.

Store puddings at room temperature

Thanks to its consistency, you can store the pudding without problems at room temperature, but you must protect it from dust and moisture.

In addition, you have to ensure it does not stick to light or direct heat, as it could dry and harden quickly. 

And in case you wonder how to preserve the homemade British pudding, it is the same way I will explain in the following points. 

NOTE: Bread, chard, or banana puddings are preserved differently, so you should look further down the article to verify the respective step-by-step in each case.

To store the pudding at room temperature, follow these instructions:

  • Step 1: Let cool.

If the pudding is fresh from the oven, you have to wait for it to cool for about ten minutes inside the mold. Then unmold it and place it on a slit to cool completely. 

Please do not keep the pudding hot because it will clog.

  • Step 2: Line the container. 

Take a container with a lid (preferably hermetic) and line it with waxed or parchment paper, which will help keep the pudding fresh.

  • Step 3: Store in a dry and cool place.

After covering the container well, leave it in the cupboard or any dark, cool, and dry place. In this way, you can keep the pudding at room temperature in good condition for 3 or 4 days. [1]

Keep puddings inside the refrigerator.

You can also store the pudding inside the refrigerator if the necessary precautions are taken so that the humidity does not affect it. In particular, you should always keep pudding with frosting cold.

To do this, you must follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Cool.

If the pudding is freshly made, it is advisable to wait for it to cool completely.

  • Step 2: Wrap. 

It is advisable to wrap the pudding with film or aluminum foil to prevent it from absorbing the smell and taste of the other foods.

  • Step 3: Line the container.

Line the container (preferably airtight) with parchment paper to prevent moisture from affecting the pudding.

  • Step 4: Tag. 

As you will store the pudding for several days, placing the storage date is an excellent idea to ensure its condition.

  • Step 5: Store in the fridge. 

If you followed all the steps to the letter, the pudding could be maintained for a week.

How to freeze the pudding

Can pudding be frozen? It is possible to freeze puddings for periods of up to 6 months. However, it is not a good practice because the product’s quality is more affected than other frozen products.

As the pudding remains frozen, it loses its flavor. In addition, when thawing, there is a risk that the consistency will also be affected.

But to avoid as much as possible all those inconveniences, in case you need to store the pudding for an extended period, then you should do everything that I indicate below:

  • Step 1: Cool the pudding.

You must wait for the pudding to be completely cold, so you must put it on a slit to ventilate freely and eliminate the internal steam on all sides. 

I recommend storing the pudding in pieces since it is much more practical to defrost only the parts you want to eat. Then, after the pudding cools a bit, you can cut it to speed up the cooling process.

  • Step 2: Perform double wrapping. 

First, wrap the plate with plastic film, then with aluminum foil, thus avoiding freeze burns. 

  • Step 3: Put the pudding inside an airtight container.

Whether the whole pudding or in portions, putting it in an airtight bag or container (suitable for freezing) to add an extra layer of protection that never hurts is ideal.

  • Step 4: Tag. 

Placing the storage date is vital in this case as you will save it for an extended period. 

  • Step 5: Save to the freezer. 

If you did everything indicated, you could freeze the pudding for six months without being damaged

If the pudding has frostingthe shelf life is reduced to 3 or 4 months.

To thaw, it is advisable to do it slowly, so it is best to pass the frozen pudding to the fridge the night before, and then it can be left at room temperature before eating or eating it cold.

How to preserve chard pudding?

Chard pudding is not preserved the same as regular pudding since it is more like a tortilla than a pudding.

As chard pudding is mainly made with eggs. Therefore, the only way to keep it in good condition is to refrigerate it. To do this, do the following:

  • Step 1: Wait for the pudding to cool. 

The steam would condense inside and create moisture if stored while still hot, reducing the conservation time.

  • Step 2: Place the pudding inside an airtight container. 

If you do not have an airtight container, you can use an airtight bag or a container with a lid. 

  • Step 3: Store in the fridge. 

In this way, the chard pudding will keep well for three days

Freezing is not recommended as it could affect the texture of eggs and chard.

Preserve the bread pudding

The bread pudding is a delicious recipe and is an excellent way to use the extra bread you have stored for a while. Here we will tell you how to preserve the bread pudding.

Keep the bread pudding in the fridge

Bread pudding can usually be at room temperature only for a couple of hours, so it is advised to keep it cold for preservation.

To properly store the bread pudding in the fridge, you just need to do the following:

  • Step 1: Cool. 

If you have prepared the bread pudding, wait for it to cool completely before storing it.

  • Step 2: Wrap with plastic film.

The film paper will help the bread pudding retain its texture inside the fridge. But if the bread pudding has caramel or some other sauce, it is best to skip this step.

  • Step 3: Put in an airtight container.

The airtight container will protect the bread pudding inside the fridge, preventing anything from falling on it or absorbing the smell of other foods. 

  • Step 4: Store in the fridge.

After following these steps, the pudding may be in the fridge for five days, but if it has caramel or some other sauce on top, it can only remain in good condition for 2 or 3 days.

Freeze the bread pudding

Can bread pudding be frozen? Of course, you can! If you have prepared a good quantity of bread pudding, the best thing to do is store it in the freezer.

To freeze the bread pudding, just do what you are told below:

  • Step 1: Cool. 

You have to expect the freshly baked bread pudding to cool completely.

  • Step 2: Cut.

In this way, you can freeze the bread pudding evenly and faster, apart from the fact that it is much more practical to precisely thaw the pieces you will eat.

  • Step 3: Wrap twice.

First, it is wrapped with plastic film, then aluminum foil to prevent the pudding from suffering frost burns. 

  • Step 4: Put the pudding pieces in a container.

A bag also serves, but both must be airtight and fit for freezing.

  • Step 5: Tag. 

The storage date is placed.

  • Step 6: Store the bread pudding in the freezer. 

In this way, you can freeze the bread pudding for three months. To thaw, leave it at room temperature for a while, then bake for ten minutes at 340°F (175°C).

Preserve the banana pudding

The banana pudding is another variant of the pudding, where you use very ripe bananas to give it that characteristic sweetness that develops by maturity. 

Store banana pudding at room temperature

You can store banana pudding in the cupboard, but you should consider preventing it from drying out or developing mold.

To store banana pudding at room temperature correctly, do the following:

  • Step 1: Cool.

Expect the banana pudding to cool completely.

  • Step 2: Wrap with paper.

Due to ripe bananas, this pudding usually has a lot of moisture, so to prevent them from developing mold, you should wrap it with a paper towel.

  • Step 3: Put the pudding in an airtight container.

Place another paper towel at the bottom of the container, put the banana pudding on top, and cover well.

  • Step 4: Store in a cool place.

It should not stick to light or direct heat, and the storage place should be completely dry. 

If you follow all these steps, the banana pudding will last between 2 and 4 days at room temperature.

Keep the banana pudding in the fridge

To store the banana pudding in the refrigerator, it is advisable to do the following:

  • Step 1: Cool. 

You have to wait for the pudding to cool completely.

  • Step 2: Wrap.

In this case, it is better to wrap the banana pudding with plastic film to retain the characteristic internal humidity. 

  • Step 3: Line the container internally with waxed paper.

Parchment paper will keep the moisture from the fridge away.

  • Step 4: Store in the fridge.

After putting the pudding and covering the container, store it inside the refrigerator. This way, the banana pudding can be kept in good condition for a week.

Freeze the banana pudding

Can banana pudding be frozen? Banana pudding freezes very well. It is by far the best long-term storage method, as it lasts about three months in excellent condition.

To freeze banana pudding, you should:

  • Step 1: Cool.

It is never good to freeze a product that is still hot.

  • Step 2: Cut.

This way, only the pieces that you will eat will be thawed.

  • Step 3: Double wrapping.

First with wraparound plastic, then with aluminum foil.

  • Step 4: Store in an airtight bag or container. 

They must be freezer safe. 

  • Step 5: Tag.

As you will save it for an extended period, it is best to place the storage date.

  • Step 6: Save to the freezer.

If you did everything indicated, you might freeze the banana pudding for three months.

To thaw, it will be enough to leave the pudding at room temperature for a few hours, although it can also be baked for 10 minutes at 175° C (340°F) to accelerate the thawing.

Keep the instant pudding mixture?

It is common to find mixtures for puddings in supermarkets and stores, to make these desserts without so much complication. 

Usually, being an industrially manufactured product, it will remain in good condition for quite some time due to the preservatives and packaging. 

Pudding packages (if not open) can be left in the cupboard at room temperature for 12 months or as long as the manufacturer indicates on the expiration date. [2]

If you open packaging, you can keep it for a while if you store it in an airtight container and prevent it from coming into contact with moisture.

How do you know if the pudding is bad?

To know if the pudding is in poor condition, you must check its appearance. 

The pudding should be discarded immediately to avoid poisoning if you have mold stains (black, greenish, or whitish). 

Discarding it if it has a bad smell and taste is also advisable since it is undeniable evidence that the pudding spoiled. 

How long does the pudding last?

Pudding at room temperature3 – 4 days
Refrigerated pudding1 week
Frozen pudding6 months
Refrigerated chard pudding3 days
Refrigerated bread pudding2 – 3 days
Frozen bread pudding3 months
Banana pudding at room temperature2 – 4 days
Refrigerated banana pudding1 week
Frozen banana pudding3 months
Instant mixing of pudding at room temperature12 months

What is the best way to preserve the pudding?

The best way to store the pudding is at room temperature because, in this way, there is no risk that the refrigerator or freezer will harm its consistency and freshness. 

However, if the pudding has some kind of frosting, there is no better option than keeping it in the fridge since it could spoil quickly and damage the pudding at room temperature. 

Freezing the pudding is only advised when it is required to keep it for an extended period, but if it is left longer than stipulated, it could lose its flavor.

In the case of chard pudding, refrigeration will keep it in good condition for a few days, and it is not advisable to freeze it as it would end up affecting the texture of eggs and chard. 

In the case of bread pudding, it is best to refrigerate it, although you can also freeze it. 

And for the banana pudding, you can leave it a couple of days at room temperature, although you can also refrigerate or freeze it cause it remains in the freezer nicely.

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