Best Way to Reheat a Pumpkin Pie: Definitive Guide

How to Reheat Pumpkin Pie: A Step-by-Step Instructional Guide

Want to know the best way to reheat a pumpkin pie?

Well, you ended up on the right page.

Below I am going to show you the top methods to perfectly warm up pumpkin pie.

So, with that said, let us jump right into it.

Do You Really Need to Reheat Pumpkin Pie?

Slices of Pumpkin Pie on a Wood Serving Tray

Reheating pumpkin pie is not a must and honestly, depending on the mood, cold pumpkin pie can oftentimes be better than one that is piping hot (am I crazy?)

A slice of cold pie for breakfast is a great way to put a smile on my face and while it may sound weird to many, I decided to check Twitter to see if other people shared my sentiments.

Twitter Reacts to Eating Cold Pumpkin Pie

It seems that cold pumpkin pie is a thing and I am not the only one who agrees with this.

Well, if that is not for you, then you will need to warm up your pumpkin pie.

Related: How to Reheat Apple Pie

How to Reheat Pumpkin Pie: Best Options (With Instructions)

Reheating a Slice of Pumpkin Pie:

If you want perfectly reheated pumpkin pie (like when it first baked), then the oven or toaster oven are the best options to use.

Oven/Toaster Oven: Best Way to Reheat Pumpkin Pie

  • Preheating the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (177 degrees Celsius)
  • Cover the pumpkin pie with foil and place in the oven. (this protects the crust/filling from getting burned)
  • Let it reheat for 10 minutes
  • Check to see if it full warmed-up, but placing a knife in the center of the pie and see if the knife is warm/hot to touch.
  • Once heated up to your liking, take out and serve.

Tip: A little trick you can use is if you have something baking in the oven. Once you are finished baking that meal, you can turn the stove off and place the pie in there to reheat.

This is another way in which to reheat the pie, without overcooking or burning it.

Microwave: Quickest Way to Reheat Pumpkin Pie

If you are in a rush or do not care about that perfectly crispy/flaky crust, then you could always use the microwave to reheat.

It is pretty quick, but the crust will often come out soggy.


  • Place a slice of pumpkin pie in a microwave safe plate
  • Reheat for 20-30 seconds
  • Check to see if the pie is heated up to your liking. If it is still cold, reheat for another 10 seconds (repeat until heated).
  • Remove from the microwave, serve and enjoy.

Note: If the pumpkin pie is in an aluminum pan, remove before placing it in the microwave.

Microwaving aluminum is a safety hazard, which could possibly lead to a fire.

This is another way in which to reheat the pie, without overcooking or burning it.

What About Refrigerated or Frozen Pies?

Best Way to Reheat Pumpkin Pie
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If pumpkin pie is refrigerated or frozen, then you would follow the same process as listed above. The key is to make sure the pies are at room temperature before you put them in the oven. If frozen, you can let it sit until it has reached room temperature. The same can be said about pies that are kept in the refrigerator.

Once this is done, just place them in the oven, following the instructions listed above.

Wrapping it up

There you have it, that’s it for my guide on how to reheat a pumpkin pie.

While you have different options available, the oven is the ideal reheating method.

Now I’d like to hear from you:

Are there any questions I didn’t answer? Which option worked out the best for you?

Either way, let me know and leave a comment below.

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