Many of us buy nougat for Christmas and when the holidays are over we still haven’t eaten everything and are wondering when the nougat expires? The good news is that nougat doesn’t actually have an expiration date, so the answer could almost be “never”.
However, this does not mean that nougat does not lose its flavor properties over time. Nougat has an expiration date indicated on the label, which must be respected in order to fully enjoy the flavors and aromas of nougat.
How to store nougat after opening?
The natural oil of the almonds used in the production of Turrón de Jijona and Turrón de Alicante ensures that the almond nougat will generally remain in very good condition.
If we keep the turrón in a cool, dry and odor-free place, it can be kept in optimal condition for up to 1 year. That’s because, if you remember, turron consists mainly of toasted almonds, honey and sugar.
Jijona nougat is the nougat that keeps best and longest after opening. However, you should make sure that it is not kept near a heat source, otherwise it will “sweat out” too much almond oil.
Reuse of nougat as an ingredient in recipes
Almond nougat leftovers are best used as an ingredient in other recipes. Nougat is a perfect ingredient for countless dishes that it enriches with its delicious almond and honey flavor: try using nougat in your homemade ice creams, tarts, puddings, cakes or tarts and you will be pleasantly surprised by the result.