I made a baked apple recipe with a crumb stuffing (recipe here), and then accidentally left one of them out in the dish overnight. Is it safe to eat? (Checked stilltasty.com, my reference for such things, and couldn't find it)

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    I'm sure that somebody will come along and argue the point, but I wouldn't hesitate to eat or even serve that apple. There is nothing in that recipe that can't be left at room temperature for quite a bit longer than "overnight". Take apple pies for instance. A lot of people (including myself) never refrigerate them, they eat them over the course of a few days having never refrigerated them.
    – Jolenealaska
    Jan 5, 2014 at 8:19
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    Yeah- since there is no dairy in the recipe, it should be fine.
    – mdegges
    Jan 6, 2014 at 17:39

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While not an exact match, Still Tasty indicates up to 2 days for an apple pie at room temperature; one would expect the baked apple to have similar properties.

So yes, I would expect eating your baked apple the next day should be fine.

I would not hold them much longer than that, though, as the cooking helps bring out moisture which will foster growth of molds over time.

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