If you need to reheat a cherry pie, either a slice or the whole pie, you will find all the best ways to do it without losing that original, delicious flavor in this article.
While I love eating my leftover cherry pie cold or at room temperature, nothing beats a warm piece of cherry pie.
The key when reheating a pie is doing it in a way that will not sap it of it’s flavor or overcook the crust. That’s a sure fire way to ruin any cherry pie.
Luckily, there are a number of ways you can reheat your pie. While I highly recommend doing it in the oven, you will also find instruction for reheating your cherry pie in the toaster oven, air fryer, on the stovetop, and even in the microwave.
Yes, You Can Reheat a Cherry Pie
Like I said already, I highly recommend that you reheat your cherry pie in your oven, but the toaster oven, air fryer, and even the stovetop will do a fine job. While I do not recommend it, I’ll give you the best instruction for reheating a cherry pie in the microwave in case you are in a hurry.
Make sure to read on for the detailed instructions and follow along for the best reheated cherry pie results you can get.
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How to Reheat a Cherry Pie in the Oven
Reheating a pie in the oven is quite easy and while it takes a bit longer than the other methods, it will give you the most consistently good results.
This method works with a whole pie or a slice or two. All you need is a baking sheet and some parchment paper (and pie of course).
The following instructions are for reheating a refrigerated pie with frozen pie instructions to follow.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Line your baking sheet with parchment paper and place your pie directly on the parchment paper.
Once your oven has come to temperature place your pie in the oven and set your timer for fifteen minutes.
After fifteen minutes, check your pie crust by hand (careful not to burn yourself) for desired warmth and texture.
If your pie needs more time, check it every eight to ten minutes until desired temperature is achieved.
Note: You can check the temperature of the filling by inserting a skewer to the center of your pie for about five seconds and then removing it and feeling the skewer with your finger.
If you are reheating a frozen cherry pie the setup is exactly the same, but this time set your initial timer for twenty-five minutes. Check the temperature of your pie in the same way and continue heating at ten minute increments if your pie is not to desired temp yet.
How to Reheat a Cherry Pie in your Toaster Oven
Toaster ovens heat up a little faster than the oven so this method is a bit faster. It is also a great way to go if your oven is being used for other dishes.
This method works for a slice or whole pie, provided it will fit in your toaster oven.
Once again, you will need a baking sheet and parchment paper.
Preheat your toaster oven to 350 degrees and place your pie on the parchment paper lined cooking sheet.
Note: I like to cover the edges of my crust with aluminum foil to prevent burning. The heating elements of the toaster oven are much closer to your pie than in the oven.
Check for desired temp after ten minutes the same way as noted above. If your pie is not warm enough, continue heating it at five minute increments until desired temperature is achieved.
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How to Reheat a Cherry Pie in the Air Fryer
Air fryers have exploded in popularity in recent years and if you have one, you can use it to reheat your cherry pie.
Unless you have an enormous air fryer, this method is best suited for warming a slice of pie (or two). The key to using the air fryer is to keep your pie flat and contained to avoid spilling that delicious cherry filling.
To do this you will want to completely wrap your pie in a single layer of aluminum foil before placing it in your heated air fryer.
Preheat your fryer to 325-330 degrees and once heated up, place your wrapped pie flat into your air fryer.
Carefully check the temperature of your pie after five to seven minutes. If it needs more time, continue to heat it at three minute increments until desired temperature is achieved.
How to Reheat a Cherry Pie on the Stovetop
Ok, so this is not the simplest method on the list, but it’s a solid option if none of the above methods are feasible for any reason.
I prefer to use a cast iron frying pan, but a cast iron skillet will work as well.
First slice your pie into desired sized pieces and then bring your empty pan to medium high heat.
Note: Do not add oil to your pan.
Once your pan has heated up, carefully lay your pie in the pan using a sturdy spatula. Once your pie is safely in the pan, loosely lay a piece of tin foil over the pan and create tent.
The foil should not be pinched around the pan and instead be resting gently. This will help keep the heat around your pie, thoroughly heating the filling.
Check the temp of your pie after seven to nine minutes using the method outlined at the beginning of the article.
If your pie is not hot enough, continue to heat it at three minute increments until desired temperature is achieved.
How to Reheat a Cherry Pie in the Microwave
While I do not recommend heating a cherry pie in the microwave, I understand sometimes we are in a hurry but still want a tasty slice of pie.
So if you must use the microwave, follow these steps for the best possible results (keep in mind you risk overheating and drying your pie out).
Place a single slice of pie on a microwave safe plate and heat on high for thirty second increments. Check the temperature of your pie between each thirty seconds and stop once desired temperature is achieved.
Note: You can cover your pie with paper towel to help prevent moisture loss. But be careful as the paper towel can get quite hot when heated with your pie.
As you can see, reheating a cherry pie is quite quick and simple no matter which method you use. While I will always be partial to using the oven, I was pleasantly surprised with the results I had using the air fryer.
The microwave on the other hand… While it is quick and easy, it’s also quite easy to overheat and dry your pie out. Which method do you prefer? Let me know in the comments.