How to store Macarons

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asked Aug 27, 2018 in Food & Drink by Angeline (560 points)
edited Mar 5, 2019
I sometimes buy more Macarons than my family can finish in one weekend, and I need some relevant information on how to store Macarons. I checked online for some help, but I found conflicting information. Some say putting them in an airtight container in the refrigerator is the best way while others believe the refrigerator will ruin them. Can someone help me with the right storage technique please?

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+17 votes
answered Jul 5, 2019 by TomChamp387 (390 points)
edited Jul 8, 2019

I was on Marseille some months ago and bought some Macarons myself. The owner of the shop taught me how to store Macarons. I took his advice and I didn’t regret. Keep them stored in your refrigerator using an air-tight box. Make sure you warm them on the table for about 15 minutes before consuming them.

commented Jul 29, 2015 by RyanBratton (110 points)
I tried the airtight box and they tasted just fine!
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answered Jan 6, 2019 by BonnieScorfi (220 points)
edited Aug 11, 2019

All Macarons from France are known to be quite fragile, so keeping them stored in the refrigerator will help you preserve them. Follow the steps below to store your Macarons and be able to enjoy them whenever you wish with your loved ones.

In order to retain the taste, it is advisable you eat up your Macarons within three days after purchase. Though some people say they can be easily stored for as long as 5 days. Macarons are known for their high sensitivity to air moisture. So storing them longer than 3 days will require an air-tight container placed at the lower compartment of your refrigerator. They can last for as long as 7 days without getting spoilt when stored well. But before you serve them, make sure you remove them 30 minutes before mealtime.

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commented Jun 13, 2015 by Hannah (680 points)
Thanks indeed. I am now trying to make macarons by myself and it is really not easy! I have to deal with the timing well. Thanks for the link provided. I get to know not only ‘how to store Macarons’ but also other useful advice!
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