We all know the amount of dedication it takes to make a delicious apple pie. If you’re like me, the smell of warm, freshly baked apple pie is enough to make your day.
If you’re here wondering how to warm up apple pie, we’ve got you covered. We’ll share some tips for warming up apple pie so that every slice is as delicious as the first.
Warming up apple pie seems simple, but it can be tricky. You need to warm it properly to keep it at the right consistency. If done wrong, your apple pie could become dry or soggy.
There are several ways to reheat an apple pie and keep it fresh. Let’s go over them so you can choose the one that suits you.
It makes sense to reheat the apple pie in the oven, but it’s not just about putting it in there until it becomes warm. There’s a method of heating the pie in the oven to keep it moist.
First, preheat your oven to 350℉. Place your apple pie on a baking sheet and put it in the oven. Then, heat it for 15 to 20 minutes.
To check if the pie is warm enough, see if the filling is bubbling. If you can’t see the filling, stick a fork inside and gently touch it to see if it’s warm.
If the filling is warm, then the pie is ready for you to eat.
If you had stored the pie in the freezer, it’ll require more time in the oven. Simply follow the same steps above, but keep it in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes.
The microwave is our modern go-to device for reheating most food, but what about apple pies?
You can use your microwave to heat apple pie but in small amounts. If you try to reheat a whole pie, it’s possible that the heat might not be distributed evenly. The best way is to cut up a slice or two and microwave for 30 seconds.
Check if it’s warm enough after the 30 seconds, then add more time in intervals if needed. Don’t start with over 30 seconds so you don’t overheat the pie.
For a toaster oven, you’ll follow the same steps as a regular oven. However, leave the pie in for less time because it’s a smaller device with more contained heat.
For extra protection, cover the top of your pie with aluminum foil to ensure that it doesn’t warm up too fast before the heat reaches the filling.
Leave the pie for 10-15 minutes, then check if the filling is warm or bubbling. If it’s not warm enough, leave it for another 5 minutes.
Air fryers are widely popular today and have replaced ovens in many households. So, you can add “reheat an apple pie” to the list of things this glorious device can do for you.
Depending on the size of your air fryer, cut a piece of the pie. Place the pie on foil paper, or skip this step if your air fryer has a silicone liner.
Set the temperature to 320℉ and leave it for 8 to 10 minutes. Check the filling after the 10 minutes are up. If it’s not warm enough, you can add increments of 2-3 minutes.
Though using a stovetop isn’t the best way for warming up apple pie, it still gets the job done. You might resort to this method if your oven isn’t working.
For this method, you’ll need a skillet and some aluminum foil. Cover the pie entirely with the foil to trap the heat, then place it on the skillet.
Leave it for around 5-10 minutes, then carefully remove the foil using a towel or oven mitts. After you unwrap the pie, leave it in the skillet for another couple of minutes so the bottom becomes crispy.
On a related note, if you’re in a pinch, you can even cook your apple pie completely on the stovetop.
There are varying opinions on whether apple pie should be served warm or cold, so there’s no right or wrong answer. How you eat your pie comes down to personal preference.
For some people, it even depends on the season. A slice of warm apple pie may be perfect for a cold winter night, and a cold piece with some ice cream could make for a great summer dessert.
Now you know different ways of correctly warming up an apple pie!
You can use common kitchen appliances like an oven, a microwave, a toaster, an air fryer, or a stovetop.
Just follow the instructions for each device, and you can enjoy leftovers of your delicious pie for many days.
Sarah is the founder of Baking Kneads, LLC, a blog sharing guides, tips, and recipes for those learning how to bake. Growing up as the daughter of a baker, she spent much of her childhood learning the basics in a local bakery.