ADoes anyone happen to know if a yellow cake filled with homemade pie filling is ok to sell under cottage food laws? I have made these for my family and did not refrigerate...we ate them for 3-4 days after they were made and All seemed fine...
AI am assuming you mean the apple pie filling from a can. Does the can read "refrigerate once opened" or something similar to that? If I were you I would call your local health or agr. department for the answer. I use those fillings all the time and do not refrigerate the dessert.
AShe said "homemade filling". So what exactly is the recipe? And I mean exactly, down to the teaspoon of every ingredient. Need that to blatantly steal for my own use, errrrrr, to help make a judgment call. :D
i doubt you can use that without keeping it chilled below 41 degrees
AI missed the home made, my brain read home style.
AOkay, I was afraid that having to refrigerate might be the answer :( I am making cupcakes to sell for a fundraiser (in memory if my friends infant son that passed away in January) and had come up with 6 different flavors, unfortunately a couple use cream cheese in the icing, so those are out and sounds like my Apple Delight cupcakes will be out too:( with regard to the recipe, honestly i am one of those cooks that does a little of this, a little of that until I get it where I like it and that may change for time to time...I use Granny Smith apples peeled and cored, sliced thin, granulated and brown sugar, cinnamon, sometimes a touch of caramel, usually a tablespoon or two of water also...put all in a sauce pan over the stove and cook and stir occasionally until consistently of Pie filling and with a flavor I like....no scientific method on this one, sorry!
Easy, as was noted before by cai311, call the department of Agriculture or Health, that administers the "Cottage Food Laws" in your area.
AApple pie is never stored in the refrigerator, it's stays out at room temperature.. so I don't see what would be the difference in a cake.
In some CFL states, fruit fillings in cakes and breads are considered a hazardous product because of the potential for mold. But this is not applied consistently. As stated above, if anyone wants to follow the law they should contact their inspector.
My family has always stored apple pie in the fridge.
I know in my town fruit fillings are considered a hazardous product (need refrigeration) unless you have it tested by a lab to show it can sit out.