Pumpkin pie tastes great, whether cold or warm. However, most people enjoy their pie warm, and who could blame them? If you are one of these people, then you need to learn how to keep pumpkin pie warm and how to reheat it if need be.
To keep the pumpkin pie warm, keep it in the warm oven, warming tray or in a pie warmer. Wrapping it in aluminum foil will also preserve some heat. You can use an oven or microwave to reheat the pie. It only takes about 15 minutes to reheat pumpkin pie in an oven and about a minute using a microwave.
This article will show you how to keep your pumpkin pie warm. I will also be sharing some guidelines on how to reheat your frozen pies, so stick around.
How to Keep Pumpkin Pie Warm for Hours?
There are three main methods you can use to keep your pumpkin pie warm. You can use an oven or a pie warmer.
The fourth method will help you keep the pie warmer, but not for hours. This method is just wrapping the pumpkin pie in aluminum foil.
Using an Oven
Another suitable method to keep your pumpkin pie warm is by leaving it in an oven. This method is preferred if you have many pieces to heat.
However, you should be careful with this method as the pie crusts are likely to get burnt. So to avoid this, you can wrap the whole pie with aluminum foil before heating. The foil will keep the pastry from getting burnt by inhibiting the baking process.
- Take the pumpkin pie out of the refrigerator and allow it to stay at room temperature for up to 30 minutes.
- Preheat your oven to 350°F.
- Put the pie in the oven for about 15 minutes.
- Confirm if it is hot enough by testing a small piece of the pie. If it is not, you may heat it for a few more minutes.
- Unwrap the pie and enjoy your meal.
Again, if your pumpkin pie is fresh out of the oven, you can just wrap it in aluminum foil and leave it in there.
Using a Pie Warmer
Pie warmers are great for showcasing pies and other foods to your guests. Interestingly, they are also used for keeping your pumpkin pie warm for up to 4 hours, which makes it the perfect equipment for parties.
So, to keep your pumpkin pie warm for hours, you can reheat it then preserve it with a pie warmer. Alternatively, you can just drop it in there without reheating it.
You can order a pie warmer online or check any local store around you to get it.
Use Buffet Server Warming Tray
If you are throwing a party and want to serve several different warm dishes to your guests, then a buffet server warming tray is the best piece of equipment you can use.
Simply put the fresh-baked pumpkin pie in the tray and close it. The warming tray is the most convenient option to keep your pumpkin pie warm because it won’t dry it out or burn the crust. It will keep your pie warm for about 3 to 4 hours.
How to Reheat Pumpkin Pie?
If you prefer eating pumpkin pie warm, you can choose between two options to heat the pie. You can use the oven or microwave.
Using a Microwave
When you want to heat pumpkin pie with a microwave, I advise you to heat just one or two pieces at a time so that they can be effectively heated. Heating up an entire pie will take longer, but you can still get it done.
Use the steps below for the best results.
- Place your pie in the microwave.
- Prevent the surface of the pie from drying out by placing a cup of water in the microwave to keep it moist while heating. You can also cover the pie with paper towels and get the same result.
- Allow the pie to stay in the microwave for up to 30 seconds. If it’s not warm enough, put it back in the microwave for another 30 seconds, but ensure you check every 10 seconds. You can do this by carefully touching the middle of the pie with a thermometer or fork.
Using an Oven
If you want to heat up the entire pumpkin pie, then using an oven would be more convenient than using the microwave.
First, you need to wrap the pumpkin pie in aluminum foil. Then, preheat the oven to 350 °F and place the pie on the middle rack for about 12 minutes.
Note that if the pie was just taken out of the refrigerator, you will need to leave it in the oven for 15 minutes or more.
How Do You Reheat Pumpkin Pie Without Going Soggy?
There is a high chance your pie ends up being soggy when you reheat it using a microwave. This is due to the conversion of moisture present in the pie to steam.
However, you can avoid this by reheating it with an oven because it will dry up the excess moisture.
Unfortunately, this extra heat comes with a drawback. Your pie can easily get burnt, which is why you should monitor it attentively.
How to Store Pumpkin Pie?
When you have a leftover pie, you definitely won’t throw it away. You would want to preserve it for later, which is why you need to know how to store it.
Pumpkin pie can last up to 4 hours at room temperature. But if you want to preserve it for a more extended period, you can.
To store your pie correctly, follow the instructions below.
- Allow the pumpkin pie to cool if it is still hot.
- Wrap it loosely with plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
- Put the pie in the refrigerator or freezer.
You should be able to store your pie in the fridge for up to 5 days and the freezer for several months.