How To Reheat a McDonald’s Apple Pie in The Microwave (Easy Guide)

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McDonald’s apple pies are one of the fast-food chain’s most iconic menu items. They’re flaky, they’re sweet, and they’re definitely best served hot. But what if you don’t have access to an oven? Can you microwave a McDonald’s apple pie? The answer, my friends, is yes. In just a few short minutes, you can enjoy your McDonald’s apple pie warmed up and ready to eat.

Here’s everything you need to know about how to reheat a McDonald’s apple pie

How Long Should I Microwave a McDonald’s Apple Pie?

The answer to this question largely depends on the power of your microwave and how many pies you’re reheating at once. If you have a high-powered oven, then you can probably get away with cooking the pies for less time than someone with a lower-powered model.

That said, in general, it takes 40-50 seconds to reheat a single McDonald’s apple pie in the microwave. If you’re reheating multiple pies, you’ll need to add 10-15 seconds for each additional pie.

If you’re not sure how long to cook your pies, it’s better to microwave in 10 -second increments until they’re heated through. You don’t want to overcook the pies and end up with a soggy crust.

How to Reheat a McDonald’s Apple Pie in The Microwave

Follow these simple steps and you’ll be enjoying your warm McDonald’s apple pie in no time:

  1. First, remove the pies from their packaging. If you try to reheat the pies while they’re still in the box, you run the risk of melting the box and making a mess.
  2. Next, place the pies on a microwave-safe plate or dish. If you’re reheating multiple pies, space them out so that they’re not touching.
  3. Line a paper towel on top of the plate or dish. This will help to absorb any excess moisture that gets released from the pies as they reheat.
  4. Microwave the pies on high power in 10 -second increments. Checking on the pies after each increment to see if they’re heated through.
  5. Once the pies are heated through, allow them to cool for 1-2 minutes before serving.

If you’re looking to crisp up the crust, you can use a microwave crisper pan. This pan has a special surface that helps to crisp food in the microwave. To use a microwave crisper pan, simply preheat the pan in the microwave for 3-4 minutes before placing your pies on it. Then, cook the pies according to the instructions above.

Tips for Microwaving a McDonald’s Apple Pie

To get the best results when reheating a McDonald’s apple pie in the microwave, there are a few things you should keep in mind:

Don’t microwave the box: The box that your McDonald’s Apple Pie comes in is not microwave-safe, so be sure to transfer your pie to a heat-safe container before popping it in the microwave.

Line a paper towel: This step is optional, but if you’re worried about your pie getting too soggy in the microwave, lining a paper towel under your container will help absorb any excess moisture.

Thaw your frozen pie: If you’re using a frozen pie, be sure to thaw it out completely before microwaving. This will help ensure that your pie heats evenly throughout. The best way to thaw a frozen pie is to leave it in the fridge overnight. I never like to thaw my pies in the microwave because I find that they don’t reheat as evenly that way.

Don’t leave the pie at room temperature for more than 2 hours: Bacteria can start to grow on your pie if it’s left out at room temperature for more than 2 hours. So, if you’re not going to eat your pie right away, be sure to store it in the fridge or freezer until you’re ready to reheat it.

How to Store a McDonald’s Apple Pie

In an airtight container in the fridge, McDonald’s apple pies stay fresh for two days. Just be sure to seal up your container tightly so that the pie doesn’t dry out.

If you are looking to keep your McDonald’s apple pies for more than a day or two, the best way to do this is to freeze them.

First, make sure the pies are cooled completely. Then, wrap each one individually in plastic wrap or place them in zip-locked bags. Be sure to remove as much air from the bags as possible before sealing them. Finally, store the wrapped or bagged pies in the freezer.

Alternative Methods for Reheating a McDonald’s Apple Pie

If you don’t have access to a microwave, or if you’re looking for an alternative way to reheat your McDonald’s apple pie, there are a few other methods you can use.

In the Oven

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the apple pie on an oiled baking tray and heat for 3 minutes. Flip the pie over and heat for a further 3 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 1-2 minutes before serving.

In an Air Fryer

Place the apple pie in your air fryer basket and set it to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook for about 3 minutes, or until the filling is hot and bubbly and the crust is golden brown. Remove from the air fryer and let cool for 1-2 minutes before serving.

3 Favorite McDonald’s Apple Pie Accompaniments

McDonald’s apple pies are pretty darn delicious on their own. But, as anyone with a sweet tooth will tell you, there’s always room for improvement. Here are three of my favorite ways to dress up a McDonald’s apple pie and make it even more delicious.

1. Add a scoop of ice cream. This is probably the most common way to dress up a McDonald’s apple pie, and for good reason. The combination of hot apple pie and cold, creamy ice cream is heavenly. And, if you’re feeling really indulgent, you can even add a dollop of whipped cream on top. Yum!

2. Sprinkle on some sharp cheddar cheese. This might sound like an odd combination, but trust us—it works. The sharpness of the cheddar helps to cut through the sweetness of the apples and crust, and it adds an extra dimension of flavor that’s really delicious.

3. Serve it with a side of fresh whipped cream. We love freshly whipped cream with just about anything, but it’s especially good with apple pie. The sweetness and lightness of the whipped cream are the perfect foil for the rich, hearty pie, and it makes for a delicious dessert that’s not too heavy.


Now that you know how to reheat a McDonald’s apple pie in the microwave, there’s no excuse not to enjoy this delicious dessert anytime, anywhere. So what are you waiting for? Get cooking! And if you’re looking for some tasty apple pie accompaniments, be sure to check out my suggestions above. Happy eating!

If you’re looking for more information on microwaving other McDonald’s products, be sure to check out our other articles on the subject. I have tips on microwaving their French fries, burgers, coffee, and chicken nuggets so that you can get the most out of your meal.

By Rosie Elliott

I’m Rosie. I’m a professional chef with experience in Western, Mediterranean, and Italian cuisine. I’ve been cooking for over 15 years, and I have two daughters that keep me busy!