Want to know how to reheat apple pie in air fryer? Craving a warm and delicious slice of apple pie with the perfect flaky, crispy crust? Look no further!
In this post, I will show you how to reheat apple pie (or any fruit pie) in an air fryer and provide helpful tips to ensure your pie tastes just as good as when it was first baked. So if you want to enjoy a truly satisfying slice of apple pie without the hassle of heating up the whole oven, keep reading!
Pair your warm apple pie with some cinnamon hot chocolate for a heavenly flavor combination. The creamy hot chocolate will perfectly complement the soft apples in the pie. Warm apple pie + cinnamon hot chocolate = dessert heaven!
- Why is the Air Fryer Method So Good?
- Instructions (Step-by-Step Photos)
- Reheating Apple Pie in an Oven
- How to Check if the Pie is Warmed Through
- What Happens When You Reheat Pie in a Microwave
- To Cover or Not to Cover: The Use of Foil
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Top Tips for Best Results
- Serving Ideas
- Other Pies That Can Be Reheated in Air Fryer
- Food and Cooking Safety
Why is the Air Fryer Method So Good?
- Quick and Easy: Reheating apple pie in an air fryer is very easy and simple and takes just a few minutes. Although it may take a bit longer than using a microwave, the result is significantly better. This method also takes less time than reheating in an oven.
- Crispy and Flaky Crust: An air fryer breathes new life into a pie, making the crust the perfect amount of crispy and flaky. So if you enjoy a crispy and buttery crust on your apple pie, you should definitely try this reheating method.
- Even and Powerful Heating: The air fryer provides even and powerful heating because it is a smaller appliance compared to an oven. This results in better results in a shorter amount of time.
- Practical: Reheating in an air fryer is a more practical option because it doesn't require you to heat up the whole oven. This makes it more convenient and energy-efficient, especially when you only want to reheat a slice or two.
Instructions (Step-by-Step Photos)
Ready to enjoy a warm slice of apple pie? Follow these easy, photo-assisted instructions to perfectly reheat your apple pie (or any fruit pie with a crust) in an air fryer. Don't forget to check out the printable version of these instructions at the end of this post.
To reheat apple pie in an air fryer, you will need an oven-safe dish that fits inside your air fryer basket.
If you don't have a dish that is small enough, you can make your own disposable air fryer-safe plate.
To make the plate, place a piece of parchment paper on top of a slightly bigger piece of aluminum foil. Then fold the edge of the foil over the edge of the parchment paper to create a rim.
I usually cut both pieces into a circular shape. But the shape really doesn't matter, as long as the size of the resulting plate is right.
You could also use a piece of parchment paper or aluminum foil instead of using both for creating a plate. However, by using this makeshift plate, you reduce the risk of aluminum leaching into your food. Plus, the rim around the edges helps contain crumbs and other messes.
Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (177 degrees Celsius).
Place the apple pie on the dish or the makeshift plate.
Then place the dish or plate in the air fryer basket. Be sure that there's some space around the dish or the plate for the hot air to circulate.
Reheat the pie for 3-5 minutes, or until warmed through.
Carefully remove the pie-containing dish/plate from the air fryer. Let the pie rest for a couple of minutes. Dish out and enjoy!
Reheating Apple Pie in an Oven
If you do not have an air fryer or if you want to reheat a whole pie that does not fit in your air fryer, you can reheat it in the oven.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (177 degrees Celsius).
- Place the pie on a baking sheet or in a pie dish.
- Cover the pie loosely with aluminum foil to prevent the crust from burning.
- Reheat the pie for 10 minutes.
- Remove the foil and continue to reheat for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until the pie is warmed through. The exact amount of time it takes to reheat a pie will vary depending on its size and type.
- Let the pie cool for a few minutes before serving.
Covering the pie with foil during the initial heating phase will prevent the crust from burning, and then removing the foil during the final phase allows the crust to crisp up.
If your pie is frozen, it's best to let it thaw overnight in the refrigerator, so you don't run the risk of uneven heating and a soggy crust. However, if you are in a hurry and do not have the time to thaw the pie, reheat the pie for an additional 15 to 25 minutes in the oven, checking frequently to see if it's warmed through.
How to Check if the Pie is Warmed Through
To confirm if a pie is warmed through after reheating, insert a thin knife or metal skewer into the center of the pie. Hold it in place for 5-10 seconds, then remove it and carefully touch it to see if it's hot enough for your liking. If not, reheat the pie for an additional 5-10 minutes.
What Happens When You Reheat Pie in a Microwave
If you're in a hurry to reheat your pie, the microwave may seem like the most convenient option. However, this method can lead to a disappointing result. While the filling may become warm, the crust is likely to be soft and soggy.
To avoid this, reheat your apple pie in an air fryer, oven, or toaster oven. These methods can better preserve the pie's texture and flavor, so you can enjoy a delicious and truly satisfying dessert.
To Cover or Not to Cover: The Use of Foil
When it comes to reheating your apple pie in an air fryer or oven, the decision to cover it with foil or not depends on your desired outcome for the crust.
If you want to keep it a little soft and prevent it from becoming too crispy, covering it with foil can help. If you want to crisp up the crust, leaving the pie uncovered will be a better choice.
For a happy medium, cover the pie with foil for half (or two-thirds) of the reheating time, then remove the foil for the remaining duration. This will give you a perfectly crisp and flaky crust without any over-browning.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The size of a pie that can fit in your air fryer depends on the dimensions of your air fryer and the size of your pie.
In general, a standard 8 to 10-inch fruit pie may not fit in a pull-out basket air fryer, but it may be able to fit in a toaster-oven air fryer. Even if the whole pie doesn't fit, you can still heat up a few slices at a time.
It is best to avoid reheating apple pie more than once to maintain its quality and flavor. Instead, consider reheating individual slices of leftover pie, rather than the entire leftover quantity, to minimize the amount of reheated leftovers.
Reheating the pie in an air fryer doesn't take long, so heating it at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (177 degrees Celsius) for 3-6 minutes should not cause burning or excessive browning of the crust. However, every air fryer is different, so if you notice excess browning, you can reduce the temperature to 325 degrees Fahrenheit (163 degrees Celsius).
Another way to prevent excessive browning is to wrap the slice of pie loosely in foil. Let it reheat for 2 minutes. Then, open the foil to expose the top and continue reheating for the remaining time. This allows the crust to crisp up a little without burning or becoming too brown. You may want to keep the foil at the bottom for easy cleanup later.
Yes, you can use this method for both store-bought and homemade fruit pies. However, different types of pies may require different reheating times, so it is important to keep a close eye on the pie while it is reheating.
Top Tips for Best Results
- Don't overcrowd: To ensure that your pie heats evenly and to avoid overcrowding the air fryer basket, it's best to cut large pies into smaller slices before reheating. This allows the air to circulate properly and ensures that every bite is perfectly heated.
- Cut a nice slice: If you want to cut your pie into perfect slices, it's important to use a sharp knife. This will make the cutting process easier and result in neater, more even slices. For some great tips on how to cut fruit pies like a pro, check out this page.
- Use an oven-safe dish: Before reheating your pie, be sure to place it on an oven-safe dish. If you don't have a dish that's small enough, don't worry! You can easily make your own makeshift disposable dish using the photo-assisted instructions above. This will prevent the pie from sticking to the basket and make cleanup a breeze.
- Preheat: Don't forget to preheat the air fryer – it's a crucial step for delicious pie every time!
- Cover with foil: If you're reheating a full pie in a toaster-oven-style air fryer, consider covering the pie with foil for the first half of the reheating time. This will prevent the crust from over-browning and ensure even cooking. Then, let the pie reheat uncovered for the remaining duration to achieve that perfect crispy crust.
- Check as you go: As your pie reheats, be sure to keep a close eye on it. Check on the pie periodically to make sure the crust isn't burning. If you notice that the crust is getting a little too dark, simply lower the temperature.
- Read the instructions: If you're reheating a store-bought apple pie, check the packaging for any specific reheating instructions.
- Ice cream: Serve the pie warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. The cold ice cream will contrast beautifully with the warm pie.
- Whipped cream: For a touch of indulgence, serve the pie with a dollop of whipped cream on top.
- A little spice: You can even add a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg for extra flavor.
- Crushed nuts: If you're a fan of crispy textures, try serving the pie with a handful of crushed pecans, walnuts, or almonds on top. The crunchy peanuts will add a nice contrast to the soft apple filling.
- Caramel sauce: For a fun, festive touch, try serving the pie with a drizzle of caramel sauce on top. The rich, buttery sauce will add a delicious, indulgent flavor to the pie. You can even try some maple syrup to switch things up.
- Hot beverage: Serve the pie with a cup of coffee or a mug of hot chocolate on the side. This simple pairing is a timeless favorite that never fails to please.
Other Pies That Can Be Reheated in Air Fryer
You can also reheat other different types of pies using the air fryer! The reheating times may vary, so keep a close eye as you reheat. Here are a few examples:
- Blueberry pie
- Cherry pie
- Peach pie
- Strawberry rhubarb pie
- Mixed berry pie
- Fig pie
- Blackberry pie
- Raspberry pie
- Blackcurrant pie
- Plum pie
- Apricot pie
Food and Cooking Safety
- Never leave an in-use oven or air fryer unattended.
- When an air fryer is turned on, heat is released through air vents. To avoid any potential hazards, do not place the air fryer too close to a surface, such as a wall.
- Keep a working fire extinguisher in the kitchen.
- Always use oven mitts or tongs to handle hot food and accessories that have been removed from the air fryer.
See more guidelines at USDA.gov.
- Leftover apple pie (or other fruit pie) - see Note 1
- Toppings of choice - see Note 2 for some options
- Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (177 degrees Celsius).
- Place the apple pie in an oven-safe dish or on a makeshift air fryer-safe plate that fits in your air fryer. If you want to use a makeshift plate, see Note 3 for instructions on creating one.
- Carefully place the dish or makeshift plate with the slice of apple pie into the preheated air fryer.
- Reheat the pie for 3-5 minutes, or until it is heated through, and the crust is crispy. Keep in mind that the cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of the pie and the desired level of crispness.
- Carefully remove the dish or makeshift plate from the air fryer using oven mitts or tongs, as it will be hot. Let the pie rest for a couple of minutes.
- Serve the heated apple pie slice and enjoy!
- Ice cream: Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top for a contrasting cold and warm flavor
- Whipped cream: Top the pie with whipped cream for a touch of indulgence
- A little spice: Sprinkle cinnamon or nutmeg for extra flavor
- Crushed nuts: Serve the pie with crushed nuts, such as pecans, walnuts, or almonds, for added crunch
- Caramel sauce: Drizzle caramel sauce on top for a rich, indulgent flavor. You can even try some maple syrup to switch things up.
- Hot beverage: Pair the pie with a hot beverage, like coffee or my cinnamon hot chocolate, for a classic combination.
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