Safely reheating a pie in the oven might turn out a greater challenge than it seems at first glance. Pies are in their most dense on the inside with a sensitive to burn crust. Often the attempt results in failure leaving you with a seemingly pastry-burnt pie that is barely warm on the inside.
Is there a universal golden reheat meat pie temperature? As oven specialists we are obligated to reveal you the secrets of an evenly heated pie. We know this is not something you’d ask your neighbours about (and shouldn’t).
Frozen pie reheat guide
The success here lies in the preparations. Cooking a frozen pie:
- Leave the frozen pie in the refrigerator for about 6-8 hours. This will allow it to uniformly thaw;
- Wrap the top with foil to prevent burning;
- Place the pie in the oven prior to heating;
- Put on to 200 Celsius and wait 10 minutes before lowering it to 170-180 C;
- Cook for another 10 minutes.
An already cooked pie reheat guide
Generally not a good idea but we will tell you how it’s done anyway. Reheating without burning the pastry:
- Make sure your oven settings are not in grill mode;
- Wrap the whole thing in a paper towel to keep the moisture in;
- Turn the oven to 200 C;
- Microwave the pie for 2 to 3 minutes depending on your microwave’s power;
- Put the pie in the stove and cook for another 3 minutes to end up with a crunchy crust.