Oh, the holidays! That wonderful time of year where apple pie graces our tables with its cinnamon-y, buttery and flakey goodness. Whether it’s a frozen pie from the freezer section of your favorite grocery store or if you’ve baked from scratch you may have some leftovers.
Fortunately there are several ways to reheat your apple pie successfully! While you can use your oven or your microwave, the oven will yield the best results and prevent a soggy bottom. 5 minutes for a slice and up to 25 minutes for frozen pie and you are on your way.
Read on for instructions on your chosen method!
The Oven Method: Frozen pie
Of course you love your microwave, and we can talk about that later. But the tried and true recommendation from those in the know is to use your trusty oven!
1.Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
2.Put frozen pie in the oven on a foil covered baking sheet.
3.Set the oven timer for 25 minutes. You can check when your timer goes off to see if you need more time.
4.If the top of the pie is getting too brown you can put a sheet of foil on top.
Oven Method: Thawed Pie
If you are able, take your pie out of the freezer and into the fridge the night before. While you are sleeping the pie will be able to thaw slowly.
Quick Tip: The fridge is the best place
You might be tempted to leave your frozen pie on the counter overnight instead of in the fridge. But beware of harmful bacteria and don’t!
Step 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 2. Place thawed pie on a foil covered baking sheet.
Step 3. Set the oven time for 10-15 minutes. Keep watch if your oven runs hot so as not to overheat.
Just one slice?
No problem! Follow the above oven directions in the same oven or use a toaster oven if it is available, for about 5 minutes.
Step 1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 2.Pop your slice onto a prepared tray or cooking dish.
Step 3.Set your timer for 5 minutes and check to see if it is heated through.
Microwaves are super convenient. Using them to reheat your pie might yield a soggy crust but if you must:
Step 1: put pie slice on a microwave safe plate and put it in the microwave.
Step 2: Set timer for 1-2 minutes. Microwaves are speedy!
Step 3: As with all methods, be careful when removing the hot plate.
Is it done?
Check with a skewer or butter knife at the center of the pie to see if it is done. If the knife goes in easily, it is probably done.
Reheat only once:
To be as safe as possible do not reheat your pie more than once. You can use your microwave if you must but know you risk your pie having a soggy bottom.
Apple pie is one of the most delicious parts of the beginning of the fall and into the holiday season and winter months. Now that your pie is ready go back into that trusty freezer and get out some ice cream!
Scoop some ice cream out, put it on top of your pie slice and enjoy one of the best baking innovations. Ever.