Can I still use butter that's been left out for 2 days?

  • Can I still use butter that's been left out for 2 days? butterquestion

    I bought butter in 1/4 sticks (one pound box) and left it in my trunk by accident. It's been very cold 35-50° F (2-10° C) at night/day. It's been 48 hours.

    Can I still use it? It's still in it's original container/box.

  • Rancid butter smells funny. It should be fairly evident if it is bad. You can leave butter out of the fridge for a period of time, so I'd imagine it should be okay. You're still a fair bit colder than room temperature as well.

  • Yes, that should be fine. Plenty of people keep butter on the counter, so a couple days at below 50 is no big deal.

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