How To Store Pillsbury Biscuits

How To Store Pillsbury Biscuits: Beginner’s Guide

Last Updated on March 23, 2024 by Lori Walker

If, like me, you are a lover of biscuits, I have some helpful tips on how to maintain the optimal freshness of Pillsbury biscuits.

Say goodbye to stale biscuits and hello to long-lasting pillowy goodness. Get ready for some biscuit bliss as we unlock the secrets to storing Pillsbury biscuits effortlessly. Let’s dive in.

Steps On How To Store Pillsbury Biscuits

Pillsbury Southern Homestyle Butter Tastin Biscuits
  1. Ensure the tube is sealed correctly: Before storing Pillsbury biscuits [1], ensure the tube is tightly sealed to maintain freshness. Check the packaging for any tears or openings and ensure it is intact.
  2. Choose between refrigeration or freezing: Depending on your storage needs, decide whether to refrigerate or freeze the biscuits. Refrigeration is ideal for short-term storage, while freezing is suitable for extended periods.
  3. Refrigerator storage: If refrigerating, place the unopened tube of Pillsbury biscuits in the refrigerator. Find a designated spot where the tube can sit upright to prevent damage to the biscuits. Remember to keep them away from any strong odors.
  4. Freezer storage: For freezing, leave the biscuits in their original packaging and place the unopened tube in the freezer. Please ensure the tube is tightly wrapped with plastic or aluminum foil to protect it from freezer burn.
  5. Label and date the package: To keep track of the storage time, label the package with the storage date. This will help you determine the freshness of the biscuits later on.
  6. Thawing frozen biscuits: Transfer the unopened tube from the freezer to the refrigerator when ready to use the frozen biscuits. Allow them to thaw gradually overnight or for several hours until they reach a desired temperature.
  7. Baking instructions: Follow the baking instructions on the package once the biscuits are thawed or refrigerated. Preheat the oven to the recommended temperature and bake the biscuits until golden brown and cooked through.

Check out these tips for making Pillsbury chocolate fudge brownies here.

How Long Can Pillsbury Biscuits Stay In The Fridge?

Pillsbury biscuits can stay in the refrigerator for approximately two to three days. It is important to note that this duration applies to the biscuits after opening the tube. 

“I know when you think about the South, you think about fried foods, but we eat a tremendous amount of vegetables. I have my garden, so vegetables have always been a big part of my life. I love broccoli. I love fresh beets. It’s not all about the fried chicken and the biscuits.”

– Paula Deen, American Chef

Consuming the biscuits within this timeframe is recommended to maintain their freshness and optimal flavor.

Be sure to check the expiration date on the packaging, and discard any biscuits that have passed their expiration date, even if stored in the refrigerator.

But how long will Pillsbury biscuits be good for, in general?

Signs That It Might Have Gone Bad

Fluffy Biscuits on a Pan
  1. Mold or unusual discoloration: If you notice mold growth [2] or unusual discoloration on the biscuits or inside the tube, it is a clear sign that they have spoiled. Discard them immediately to avoid any potential health risks.
  2. Foul odor: A strong, unpleasant odor emanating from the tube or the biscuits indicates spoilage. If the biscuits smell off or rancid, it’s best to err on caution and discard them.
  3. Texture changes: Fresh Pillsbury biscuits have a soft and fluffy texture. If you notice any changes in texture, such as becoming overly dry, crumbly, or sticky, it could be a sign of spoilage.
  4. Bitter taste: If the biscuits taste bitter or have an off-flavor, they strongly indicate that they have gone bad. Trust your taste buds and avoid consuming them.
  5. Expired date: Always check the expiration date on the packaging. If the biscuits have exceeded the recommended date, it is safer to discard them, as their quality and safety cannot be guaranteed.

“Preserving the fluffiness of Pillsbury biscuits is an art worth mastering; like secret whispers of culinary delight, their storage secrets ensure every bite is a tender revelation, a pillow of perfection that melts in your mouth.”

– Leonelli Bakery

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Tips On How To Store Pillsbury Biscuits

  1. Keep the package sealed: Ensure the tube of Pillsbury biscuits is tightly sealed when not in use. This helps prevent air exposure and maintains their freshness for a longer period.
  2. Choose the proper storage method: Decide whether to refrigerate or freeze the biscuits based on your storage needs. Refrigeration is suitable for short-term storage, while freezing is ideal for longer periods.
  3. Follow baking instructions: Once thawed or refrigerated, follow the baking instructions on the package. Preheat the oven to the recommended temperature and bake the biscuits until golden brown and cooked through.
  4. Use within recommended timeframe: To enjoy the biscuits at their best, consume them within two to three days after opening if refrigerated. For frozen biscuits, use them within the timeframe specified on the package for optimal taste and texture.

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Can I freeze Pillsbury biscuits directly in the tube?

Yes, you can freeze Pillsbury biscuits directly in the tube. But how long can you keep Pillsbury dough once it’s expired?

How do I thaw frozen Pillsbury biscuits?

To thaw frozen Pillsbury biscuits, transfer them from the freezer to the refrigerator and let them defrost slowly overnight or for several hours until they reach a desired temperature.

But how can you tell if the biscuits are done?

In Conclusion

Properly storing Pillsbury biscuits is essential to preserve their freshness and ensure a delightful culinary experience. 

Whether you refrigerate or freeze them, the key is to keep the package tightly sealed and protect the biscuits from air exposure and freezer burn. 

Thaw frozen biscuits gradually in the refrigerator before baking for optimal texture. Remember to label and use them within the recommended timeframe. 

By following these storage tips, you can enjoy fluffy and delicious Pillsbury biscuits whenever you desire, ensuring each bite is a taste of pure joy. 


Lori Walker

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