Corn Syrup longevity?

United States
December 16, 2009 10:18am CST
Lately I've been seeing many recipies using lite corn syrup.... I've never cooked with it. So I thought I would ask how long the shelf life is on it? As the recipie I'm looking @ right now takes 2 tbs & they sell it in decent sized bottles unlike vanilla (unless you buy huge sizes like @ Sam's club). And I don't know how many recipies I would or wouldn't use it for to justify buying it if it doesn't have a long shelf life.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
16 Dec 09
GOOD MORNING, about the only thing i use corn syrup for is pecan pies & i keep in on hand all the time & have never had a problem w/it being anything but good nomatter how long i have had it.
• United States
16 Dec 09
thanks. we don't do pecan pie so thats why i thought I'd ask in case I don't find a way to use it up fast. What was the longest you ever had an open bottle? I forgot to ask about any substitutions?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
16 Dec 09
I can't say for sure how long i have waited to use an open bottle but i am sure it's been months & months. When i was little i ate it on biscuits at my grandmother's. I have never had any go bad & i have used it for years. it's not dated i just went to look & see. I'm sure there are other uses for it but pecan pie as i said is all i use it for.
@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
16 Dec 09
The shelf life is pretty good but if you want to use it all up after you make the recipe you are looking at make some pecan pie. Pecan pie's filling is mostly corn syrup, my recipe takes 1 1/2 cups of corn syrup and that is nearly a whole bottle so go ahead and buy it and make your ricepe and pick up some pecans while your at and make some pecan pie, it will be gone in no time.
• United States
16 Dec 09
no one in my house likes pecan pie so saving it to make pie would not be an option for me. thanks for your response.
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• United States
20 Dec 09
i would imagine it's good for at least a year,barring humidity in the storage area. that stuff keeps relatively well.