The answer to whether or not you can microwave pie is YES, but not if you want that flaky crust.
What’s better than an apple pie with a flaky crust? Not much, unless you prefer a pumpkin, pecan, cherry, peach, or mixed-berry pie, of course!
No matter the flavor or type of fruit the pie is made with, while you can reheat pie in the microwave, the crust does tend to get soggy and lose that crisp and flaky texture that’s so delicious in an oven-baked pie.
But if you’re ok with your reheated pie being less crisp, we have the instructions for you!
How to Microwave Pie
- Place a slice of pie on a microwave-safe plate. Whatever you do, DO NOT put a metal pie tin in the microwave.
- You may want to cover your pie or pie slice with a microwave-safe cover or a paper towel if you do not have a cover handy.
- Microwave the slice of pie on high for one minute.
- Using hot pads, carefully remove the microwave-safe plate with the slice of pie from the microwave. Allow it to sit for 30 seconds.
- Carefully check the temperature of the pie to see if it’s the desired temperature. If it’s not, place the microwave-safe dish with the pie back into the microwave and heat at high for another 30 seconds. Repeat as necessary.
- Top the pie off with whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or maybe even a bit of Nutella! and enjoy!
If you prefer a pie with a flaky and crisp crust, we recommend reheating it in the oven.
This is an easier way to reheat more than one piece of pie at a time, and you can simply place the entire pie in the metal pie tin, or another baking dish, into the oven. It will take longer, though.
If you are looking for information on how to reheat savory pies in the microwave, read our post about whether or not you can microwave KFC pot pies.
If you need a quick method to reheat a slice of pie and don’t mind giving up the crisp and flaky crust, then the microwave is the way to go.