Smuckers Uncrustables, those delightful frozen sandwiches, made with only the best parts of the sandwich, make putting together a lunchbox for school or a family outing super easy. You may be wondering though if you can put Uncrustables in the fridge, instead of in the freezer. So let’s talk about the best ways to store and thaw these easy snacks!
What is a Smuckers Uncrustable?
First, in case you haven’t heard of or seen them before, let’s talk about what an uncrustable is. A Smuckers uncrustable is a sandwich with filling and no pesky bread crusts that you can find in the freezer aisle of your local supermarket. Uncrustables come in white bread and wheat bread with a variety of peanut butter and jelly fillings, as well as peanut butter and honey, and a chocolate hazelnut spread filling.
Can you put Uncrustables in the refrigerator?
The short answer is yes, you can put Smucker’s Uncrustables in the refrigerator. However, once they are thawed they should be eaten within 24 hours. This is for the best flavor and to protect you from possible food poisoning. Put your Uncrustable in the fridge to thaw overnight, and enjoy it the next day!
For the longer answer, no, you can’t bring a box of Smuckers Uncrustables home from the store and then just pop them in the fridge for long-term storage. Once they are thawed they need to be eaten within 24 hours.
Can you refreeze thawed Uncrustable Sandwiches?
Refreezing your Uncrustables sandwiches is not recommended after they have already been thawed. This is because the bread can become soggy, and develop ice crystals which can cause your crustless sandwich to taste freezer burnt.
Can you microwave Uncrustables?
Microwaving Uncrustables is not recommended, because the filling can become too hot to eat and burn you when you take a bite. However, if you need an easy snack right now, and you forgot to put one in the refrigerator, or on the counter to thaw, they can be microwaved. Place your Uncrustable sandwich on a microwave-safe plate and microwave them for 15 seconds on each side. You can also put frozen Uncrustables in the air fryer for a delicious and crispy crust.
Can you thaw Uncrustables on the counter?
Yes, you can thaw your Uncrustable sandwich on the kitchen counter. The best way to thaw your crustless sandwich is to leave it out on the counter at room temperature for 30-60 minutes. Uncrustables that have been thawed at room temperature need to be eaten within 6-8 hours. Any longer, and you increase your chances of food poisoning.
What is the best way to thaw Uncrustables for a lunch box?
The best way to thaw an Uncrustables sandwich for your child’s lunchbox is to place it in the lunchbox in the morning. It should be completely thawed and ready to enjoy by lunchtime.
Can You Make Homemade Uncrustables?
Of course! You can make uncrustables at home that are much healthier than store-bought uncrustables. The ones that you make at home won’t contain any controversial chemicals or high levels of high fructose corn syrup.
When you make your own homemade uncrustables, not only are they healthier, but you get to choose the nut butter, bread, and jelly of your choice. You can make a batch of these homemade uncrustables to keep in the freezer and have an easy snack, or sandwich for your kid’s lunch that you just have to pull out of the freezer.
How do you make homemade Uncrustables?
To make your own homemade Uncrustables you will need bread, whole wheat, or multigrain are the healthiest choices, and you might just get your kids to eat it since there won’t be any crusts. You will need two slices of bread for each sandwich, peanut butter, or your favorite nut butter, and your favorite flavor of the jelly filling.
Put peanut butter in the center of both pieces of bread. This helps to keep the jelly from leaking through the bread of your uncrustables. You can put the jelly on both sides of the bread, or just on one side, depending on how much jelly you enjoy.
Put your sandwich together as you normally would, and then use a sandwich sealer to seal your sandwich. Remove the crust from the bread while your sandwich is still inside the sealer. Continue making as many sandwiches as you would like for your batch.
Once you have completed your batch of homemade uncrustables, you will need to flash-freeze them for about two hours. Once they are frozen you can put them into separate sandwich bags, or put them all into a single freezer-safe bag. Your homemade uncrustables will remain good in the freezer for up to a month.
When you are ready to serve them you can put them in an airtight container in the fridge overnight, or simply pull them out of the freezer, slip them into your child’s lunchbox and they will be thawed by lunchtime.
There you have it, all you need to know about putting Uncrustables in the refrigerator. Now you also know how you can make Uncrustables at home, instead of having to purchase them in the freezer aisle!