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Old 09-05-2005, 08:05 PM   #1
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Keeping guacamole in fridge?

Guacamole never seems to keep in the fridge. We've tried to leave the seeds in the container, lime / lemon juice, etc.

homemade or bought is there a way to keep it fresh for at least a couple days?

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Old 09-05-2005, 08:11 PM   #2
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Guacamole never lasts long. The best thing you can do is keep as much air away from it as you can. Put it in a container and place a sheet of plastic wrap directly on the guacamole. Keeping the pit in the guacamole does work, sort of, but only where the pit is touching the guac since no air is getting to it.
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Old 09-05-2005, 11:02 PM   #3
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Yes, what GB said - I place my guacamole in a fairly shallow bowl and place the plastic wrap directly on top of it pressing down to make sure the entire surface is protected by the plastic wrap.

It also helps to add maybe a tad more lime juice - that will help also. I've never left the pits in - didn't seem to work. You are not going to get but about 2 days out of though - it will start separating and getting watery.
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Old 09-06-2005, 12:23 AM   #4
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Is home-made different than commercial? We portion our commercial brand into serving portions and freeze them. Microwave for only about 30 seconds...and they are great. You might try a little..doesn't sound like you would lose anything but a little more quacamole! lol
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Old 09-06-2005, 02:27 AM   #5
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Thanks guys, and btw

Homemade = Goooood Stuff, and none of the preservatives and whatever else ends up in there from the mass production
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Old 09-06-2005, 05:24 AM   #6
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We used to use a little bit of 'Fruit Fresh', the citric acid used for preserving and canning. Works pretty good.
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Old 09-06-2005, 10:20 AM   #7
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leftover guacamole? huh? lol. yup the best ways are already listed. Pesto freezes ok for a short while. Does guacamole? anyone know?
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Old 09-06-2005, 12:54 PM   #9
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what about those vaccum sealing canisters? anyone tried saving this stuff in those? should be able to get one off ebay cheap enough.
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Yes I have used those for gauc and they work very well, but no better than putting the plastic wrap directly on it. Vacuum sealers are great to have in the kitchen though!
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