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How To Reheat Apple Pie Without Ruining It: Secrets Revealed

In a nutshell: There are three ways to reheat apple pie to keep its delicious taste: (1) reheating in the oven at 200 °F for about 20 minutes, (2) heating in the microwave, and (3) warming up in an air fryer at 350 °F for 5 minutes or longer.

Apple pie almost seems like the perfect comfort food whenever you feel a bit down, especially if you have a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a little whipped cream. The happiness is almost endless.

The combination of delicious apple, fragrant cinnamon, and juicy pie crust will make any man who eats this perfect combination happy. 

But as is the case with all pies, apple pie is also the finest when it is fresh and warm. So when you are left with the remnants of the pie, there’s always leftovers which you can never enjoy when cold. 

So as not to ruin everything, we bring you the perfect solution for heating apple pie, with which you will hardly notice that it is not freshly baked.

Reheating Apple Pie In The Oven

Once again, the oven proves to be the perfect reheating tool. This is truly the best method if you want a perfectly reheated and delicious apple pie. The pie will be perfectly warmed on the inside, and the outside will be nicely crispy. 

The only downside is the time it takes to warm up. The oven is never a quick fix, and especially in the case of a whole pie, you need to heat it to a lighter temperature. But trust us, the effort pays off. 

Step 1: Preheat the Oven to 200 °F

As already mentioned, the temperature should be relatively mild to achieve the optimal way of heating. So set the oven temperature to 200 degrees F and let it heat up.

Step 2: Place the Pie in the Oven for Baking for about 20 Minutes

Take the pie out of the fridge and place it on a baking sheet. Since the heating temperature is relatively smooth, you do not need to cover the edges of the pie with foil as they should not burn. 

However, be sure to check now and then while it is baking just to be sure. 

Bake the apple pie for about 20 minutes to heat up thoroughly. Especially towards the end, pay attention to the pie so that it does not start to burn. When ready, take your perfect apple pie out of the oven and serve warm.

Heating Apple Pie In The Microwave

If you only have one apple pie slice or you are in a big hurry, then an oven is not a solution you can opt for. Of course, then only the microwave is a choice as a quick fix. 

However, you need to be aware that the quality of the pie texture will be impaired. Simply because the microwave is not good when it comes to reheating crunchy dishes because it merely softens the crust. 

Even so, a heated pie is better than a cold one, so if you have no other choice, here are a few tricks on how to reheat apple pie in the microwave.

Step 1: Place the Pie on a Suitable Plate

Just in case, we want to remind you again that you should only use utensils that can be safely used in the microwave. We often forget that, and a complete mess ensues. 

So put the leftover apple pie on a microwave safe plate. If you have two pieces, spread them apart a little to have a room for each pie to heat up evenly. 

Step 2: Set the Microwave to Preheat and Turn on

Set the microwave to the preheating program if it has one. Then insert the apple pie and heat for one minute. Take out the pie and let it stand for about 30 seconds to distribute the heat evenly. 

Check how hot it is, and return to the microwave for an additional 30 seconds. Repeat this cycle once more if necessary. Your pie should be ready to eat.

Warming Up Apple Pie In An Air Fryer

An air fryer is a great way to reheat leftover apple pie. Although you can reheat the whole apple pie, the results will be much better in slices, preferably moderately thick slices. Here are the steps for best results.

Step 1: Preheat the Air Fryer to 350 °F

First of all, turn on the air fryer so that it heats up well and to a medium-high temperature of 350 degrees. This will be ideal for quick and thorough heating and will not burn the pie crust. 

While the appliance is heating up, you have time to prepare the rest of the pie.

Step 2: Arrange Pie Slices in the Basket

First, cover the bottom of the air fryer basket with aluminum foil or parchment paper so the pie filling does not accidentally leak through the grates. There is nothing worse than cleaning a stuck apple from the device.

Then arrange the slices of the pie so that they are in one layer and that there is a little space between them so that the air circulates better and heats all the parts equally. If you have too many pieces, leave them for the second round of heating. Do not overcrowd the fryer.

No additional treatment of the leftover pie is required. But sometimes, the crust edges may be too hard or dry. In this case, you can lightly coat them with water to soften them. The hot air will then dry them nicely, and should be crispy and tasty.

Step 3: Cook for 5 Minutes or Longer

The cooking time will depend on the thickness of the pie slices. Larger pieces naturally need more time. If you are not sure, turn on the device for 5 minutes. 

Then take the pie out and make sure it’s piping hot. If you use a food thermometer, the interior should be 165 degrees. If the pie is not heated sufficiently, put it back for a few minutes. 

Take out the delicious apple pie and serve it with whipped cream or according to your taste.



Apple pie leftovers are best heated the same way you baked the pie in the first place. Hence, in the classical or toaster oven. This will ensure even heating of the inside of the pie, and the crust will remain crispy and fine. 

Another choice should be an air fryer if you have one. There is also a faster way in the microwave, but the texture will be partially disturbed and you’ll get soggy crust, so if you have time, we advise you to opt for the first two methods. Remember, to reheat frozen apple pie, you must thaw it first.

If you are wondering what apple pie’s shelf life is, see our detailed article.

See more: How To Reheat Chicken Pot Pie

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