Can I Reheat Pie? Tips on Which Method Is Best

Pie! Who doesn’t love pie. It is such a delicious, American tradition that comes in so many amazing flavors, from blueberry to apple and even strawberry rhubarb.

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You can even enjoy a delicious pot pie filled with meat and vegetables. But what about reheating this delightful treat? What’s the best way to do it? Let’s talk about it.

Can You Reheat Pie?

Can You Reheat Pie

So, your first question probably relates to whether reheating pie is even possible. After all, maybe your lemon meringue crust got a little too crispy in the oven, or maybe you’re worried about the chicken in a chicken pot pie.

The truth is that you absolutely can reheat pie of all sorts.

Of course, you often don’t have to reheat a pie. Chocolate cream pie, lemon meringue pie, fresh strawberry or peach pie, all are meant to be served cold, with extra whipped cream, thank you very much!

But the pies that do need to be reheated, like our hot berry pies meant to be served with ice cream, can be reheated back to their former glory.

In fact, pretty much any food that has been frozen or refrigerated can be reheated. The trick lies in how to get the job done. Foods that have been breaded or fried are often best reheated in an air fryer or in the oven. Foods that have been baked or grilled are usually best reheated back on the grill or back in the oven.

With pie, it is probably going to be the oven that wins our hearts, and stomachs, over.

But let’s walk through each appliance and how to use it just to be sure.

Should You Reheat Pie?

Should You Reheat Pie

Before we get into all that, it is important to address any food safety issues that may come up.

First, you probably don’t have anything to worry about with most pies. Fruit pies are basically just fruit and sugar. Nothing to be concerned about there.

With a pot pie filled with meat, you should definitely follow the general guidelines on reheating leftovers, which say to heat to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

However, you should always do your own research just to make sure you have covered all your bases.

To help get you started on that research, check out this article on reheating leftovers by Healthline.

How to Reheat Pie in the Oven

Reheating pie in the oven is not necessarily quick, but it is easy and efficient.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  3. Place the pie on the baking sheet and lightly cover it with foil.
  4. Heat the pie in the oven for 15 minutes and check to see if it is heated through.
  5. Serve (with ice cream!) and enjoy!

How to Reheat Pie in the Microwave

Reheating pie in the microwave is not ideal. You run the risk of turning your crust into rubber and turning the ingredients inside dry.

  1. Place your pie in a microwave-safe dish.
  2. Place the microwave on medium power and heat for 30-second increments until it is heated through.
  3. Serve with your favorite sauce or ice cream and enjoy!

How to Reheat Pie in an Air Fryer

I know. It seems like reheating pie in an air fryer might be a crazy thing to do, but the air fryer can be a magical appliance when it comes to getting this delightful treat back on your plate.

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line the air fryer basket with aluminum foil.
  3. Place the pieces of pie lightly in the basket, leaving space for air to flow in between the slices.
  4. Heat the pie for 4-5 minutes then check to be sure it is heated through.
  5. Serve and enjoy.

How to Reheat Pie on a Grill

It’s not unheard of to reheat pie on a grill. In fact, if you’re already outside working on it, the grill can be an excellent place to place your pie to get it in tip-top shape.

  1. Preheat your grill to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Wrap your foil in aluminum foil.
  3. Place the pieces of pie on the grill over indirect heat and close the lid.
  4. Heat for 15-20 minutes then check to be sure it is heated through.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

How to Reheat Pie in a Toaster Oven

The toaster oven is a life saver for so many people. It can do just what a conventional oven does, but it is smaller and more compact, and can even heat the pie up more quickly than the oven.

So, if you have one, use it!

  1. Preheat the toaster oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  3. Place the slices of pie on the baking sheet and cover the pie with foil.
  4. Heat the pie slices for 10-15 minutes or until heated through.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

How to Reheat Pie in a Pan on the Stove

Okay, who would have thought you could use a pan on the stove to reheat pie?

But you can!

  1. Place a cast iron skillet on the stove over medium heat.
  2. Put a pat or two of butter in the skillet and let it melt.
  3. Place the pie slices in the cast iron skillet and cover with a lid.
  4. Heat for 2 -4 minutes or until the pie is heated through.
  5. Serve and enjoy! (Definitely with ice cream.)

Winner! – The Best Way to Reheat Pie Is Using the Oven (or the Toaster Oven)!

Look, if you’ve got a toaster oven, you should totally use it. The toaster oven is fast, efficient, and it will get you a crispy crust. But, if you don’t have a toaster oven, the oven is the next best thing, and it will only take another 5 minutes or so.

What do you think? Do you have any tips or tricks for reheating pie? Let me know in the comments.

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