how to reheat cherry pie

How to Reheat Cherry Pie? How Long It Lasts?

Do you have leftover cherry pie sitting out or in the refrigerator? You can choose to eat it like that or reheat it. If you choose the latter, you need to learn to reheat cherry pie and how long it lasts. 

You can either use a microwave or oven to reheat your cherry pie. If you choose to use an oven, preheat it to 250 °F and leave your pie inside for 15 minutes. If you want to heat up only one or two slices, the microwave is a more convenient way. Heat it in 30 seconds intervals. Refrigerated cherry pie can last up to 5 days.

Besides knowing how to reheat your cherry pie and how long it will last, you need to know how to store it. This article contains these details and more. Read on to find out.

How to Heat up Cherry Pie?

Reheating your cherry pie will make the pie taste fresh and make the crusts flakier. There are two ways to reheat your cherry pie, and these include the use of a microwave or oven.

Reheating Your Cherry Pie With an Oven

This whole process should only take 20 to 30 minutes. So, follow the steps below to get started.

Firstly, thaw the cherry pie if frozen, then allow it to be at room temperature for about an hour. You can also leave it at room temperature for some time if it is refrigerated.

The oven should be preheated to 250 °F to avoid drying it out.

If you have removed it from a tray, place cherry pie on a baking sheet on a baking tray.

Transfer altogether to the center of the oven.

Allow it to heat up to 15 minutes until you notice the crust starts turning golden brown. Afterward, if you are not satisfied, you can heat it for five more minutes. Keep in mind that the bigger the size of the pie, the longer it takes to heat.

Take out of the oven and allow it to cool.

Be careful with this method. If you don’t keep watch over your pie, it could easily get burnt. You can check it every 5 minutes during the heating process. 

You can use a knife or a metal skewer, thrust it to the center of the pie, take it out and touch it to see its hotness.

Reheating Your Cherry Pie With a Microwave

Using a microwave is a faster method of reheating your cherry pie, but you will need to do it slice by slice.

In addition, there is a probability that the cherry pie will become soggy. Luckily, you can prevent this by following the steps below.

  • Place some layers of paper towel on top of the cherry pie. This doesn’t need to be fancy; it is only meant to trap some microwave moisture.
  • Place it on a microwave-safe plate.
  • Set the microwave to medium power.
  • Put the pie in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
  • Take it out of the microwave, but you put it back if it is not heated enough. Ensure to heat the pie at 30-second intervals.
  • Turn off the microwave and leave your pie inside for some minutes so that the heat can adequately reach all parts of the pie.

How to Store Cherry Pie?

If you want to leave your pie out at room temperature, you can do that for up to two days. Just ensure you cover it with plastic wrap or aluminum foil first.

To ensure it lasts longer, properly store your cherry pie in the refrigerator or fridge. To do that, you should follow the steps below.

  • Place it on a cooling rack if it is still hot.
  • Allow it to cool at room temperature.
  • Wrap it with aluminum foil or plastic wrap.
  • Place it in your refrigerator or freezer. Your choice depends on how long you want it to last.

How Long Does Cherry Pie Last?

The life of cherry pie depends on how you choose to store it. 

If you keep your cherry pie properly at room temperature, it should be able to last for about two days. If you store cherry pie in a refrigerator, you should be looking at up to five days.

Lastly, if you store it in a freezer, it can last up to six months. 

All these methods to store your cherry pie are effective. However, nothing is perfect, and as such, your pie may go bad. 

The best way to tell if your cherry pie is bad is by its smell and look. If it has a funny smell or look, I suggest discarding it. Also, if you see mold growing, do not remove it and reheat the pie. Throw it out.

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