Refrigerating macarons

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by marip, Nov 25, 2016.

  1. marip

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    Why does macarons need refrigeration?  The macarons are baked.  Is it because of the filling it needs refrigeration?
     
  2. phil01628

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    I rest the piped macarons before baking and fill as close to consumption as possible. I'd only fridge in hot weather to avoid any ganache from going over.
     
  3. marip

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    How long do they stay fresh after their baked?
     
  4. phil01628

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    Depends on ambient atmospheric conditions. If kept in a pastry cabinet then max 4 days; if under domestic conditions I'd only keep for 2-3. Moisture is a no no that's why I don't fridge unless it's a humidity controlled commercial appliance.