How to Keep Apple Pie Fresh After Baking
To keep apple pie fresh, allow it to cool for two hours after baking. Then cover the entire pie with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store at room temperature. Apple pie will stay fresh for up to two days at room temperature.
If somehow you’ve still resisted eating the entire pie, you can store it in the fridge for two additional days. When you’re ready to eat, heat your slice in the microwave for a few seconds.
How to Freeze Apple Pie Leftovers
Apple pie leftovers? Let’s just say we’d be awfully surprised if you had any! But, on the off chance that there are a few slices lingering, here’s how to handle it.
Fruit pies freeze surprisingly well. Place them in the freezer uncovered until frozen, then wrap them tightly in plastic or foil, and put them back in the freezer. Apple pie will hold up in the freezer for up to four months. When you’re ready to eat, thaw the pie at room temperature for an hour and then reheat in the oven at 375°F on the lowest oven rack for 35 to 40 minutes, or until warm.
If you’d like to make a few apple pies to keep in the freezer so you’ll always have a dessert option in a pinch or to get a head start on holiday baking, you can also check out this practical tutorial for freezing apple pie before it’s baked.