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Reheating Apple Pie – A How-To Guide


Apple pie is a delicious dessert, but like most baked goods, it’s best served warm right out of the oven. If you have leftover apple pie that’s cooled down, the good news is you can easily reheat it and bring back that just-baked taste and texture. Here are some of the best methods for reheating apple pie slices or whole pies using a microwave, oven, or air fryer.

Microwave Method

The microwave provides a quick and easy way to reheat a slice or two of apple pie.

  • Place your pie slice on a microwave-safe plate. Do not cover it.
  • Microwave on HIGH power for 15-30 seconds at a time, until the pie is warmed through. The filling should be hot and the crust should be warm.
  • Watch carefully as microwave times can vary. You don’t want the filling boiling hot or the crust to get tough.
  • Let the pie sit for 1-2 minutes before serving so the filling and crust finish heating.

Oven Method

Using your oven is ideal for reheating a whole apple pie to serve multiple people.

  • Pre-heat your oven to 350°F.
  • Place the leftover apple pie on a baking sheet or oven-safe pie dish. You can leave the foil cover on if your pie has one.
  • Heat the pie for 10-15 minutes, until the filling is bubbly and the crust is warm.
  • If you want the crust crispy, remove the foil cover for the last 5 minutes.
  • Let the pie cool for 5 minutes before cutting and serving.

Air Fryer Method

An air fryer can also be used to reheat your apple pie slices or mini pies nicely.

  • Pre-heat your air fryer to 300°F.
  • Place your pie slices or mini pies in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  • Heat for 3-5 minutes if reheating just 1-2 slices. For a whole mini pie, heat 6-8 minutes.
  • Use tongs to check if the pie crust is crispy and the filling is warmed through.
  • Serve the reheated pie immediately.

FAQs About Reheating Apple Pie

How should I reheat apple pie?

There are a few methods you can use. Microwaving apple pie is quick and easy – heat it for 15-30 seconds at a time until warmed through. You can also reheat it in the oven at 300°F for 10-15 minutes. Or, heat individual slices in the oven at 400°F for 6-8 minutes.

Should I cover the pie while reheating?

Yes, covering the pie will help retain moisture. If microwaving, cover with a paper towel or microwave-safe lid. If baking, use aluminum foil. Make sure to leave a vent so steam can escape.

How do I keep the crust from getting soggy?

First, try under-baking the pie crust slightly when you first make the pie. This will help the crust better retain its crispness. When reheating, start with short intervals of 15-30 seconds to prevent over-softening. Brush the crust with milk or egg wash before reheating to give it a fresh sheen and crispy texture.

Will the apples get mushy?

To keep apple slices firm, opt for quick microwave reheating rather than extended oven baking. Watch closely so the filling doesn’t get too hot. Let it rest afterwards so the filling can set up again.

Is it safe to reheat more than once?

It’s best to only reheat homemade apple pie once for food safety. After reheating, store leftover pie in the fridge and consume within 3-4 days.

Tips for Reheating Apple Pie

  • Allow leftover pie to cool completely before storing in the fridge. This prevents condensation from making the crust soggy.
  • When reheating, cover with foil or a lid so the filling steams and softens the crust.
  • For individual slices, use a microwave-safe plate and microwave for 15 seconds at a time. Rotate the plate between intervals.
  • To reheat a whole pie in the oven, use aluminum foil and bake at 300°F for 10-15 minutes.
  • Let the pie rest for 5-10 minutes after reheating so the filling can set up before serving.
  • If edges of crust get too brown, cover them with foil strips during reheating.
  • Brush crust with milk or egg wash and sprinkle sugar on top before reheating to add crunch.

Recipes for Reheating Apple Pie

Microwave Reheated Apple Pie

  • Cut leftover pie into individual slices.
  • Place each slice on a microwave-safe plate.
  • Microwave one slice at a time for 15 seconds. Check if warm, then continue microwaving in 15 second intervals until hot.
  • Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Oven Reheated Apple Pie

  • Preheat oven to 300°F.
  • Cover leftover pie loosely with aluminum foil.
  • Bake pie for 10-15 minutes until hot throughout. Check frequently to prevent over-baking.
  • Allow to rest 5-10 minutes before cutting and serving.

Individual Oven Reheated Apple Pie Slices

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Place apple pie slices on a baking sheet.
  • Bake slices for 6-8 minutes until crust is crispy and filling is warm.
  • Optional: Brush crust with milk and sprinkle sugar before baking.
  • Let cool briefly before serving.

Here are 5 recommended models for each appliance category to reheat apple pie:


  1. Panasonic NN-SN936B – 1250W, 2.2 cu. ft. capacity
  2. Toshiba EM131A5C-BS – 1100W, 1.2 cu. ft. capacity
  3. GE JES1656SRSS – 950W, 1.6 cu. ft. capacity
  4. Breville Quick Touch BMO734XL – 1200W, 1.2 cu. ft. capacity
  5. Nostalgia RMO770RED Retro – 800W, 0.7 cu. ft. capacity


  1. GE JT5000SFSS – 5.0 cu. ft. capacity electric single wall oven
  2. Bosch HBL5751UC – 5.1 cu. ft. capacity electric single wall oven
  3. LG LDE4415ST – 6.3 cu. ft. capacity electric double wall oven
  4. Frigidaire FFEW2726TS – 5.3 cu. ft. capacity electric single wall oven
  5. Whirlpool WOS31ES7JS – 4.8 cu. ft. capacity electric single wall oven

Air Fryer:

  1. Cosori CP158-AF – 5.8 qt capacity
  2. Ninja AF101 – 4 qt capacity
  3. Instant Vortex Plus – 6 qt capacity
  4. Philips HD9641/96 – 4 qt capacity
  5. Chefman 6.3 qt Digital Air Fryer+ Rotisserie

Enjoy your reheated apple pie! With a little planning, you can easily bring back the fresh-baked taste of apple pie using your microwave, oven or air fryer.

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