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September 15, 2021
How to store and reheat individual pot pie slices
I love the Amadio Ranch Chicken Pot Pie! They take their perfectly flakey pie crust and load it up with savory chicken, veggies, and gravy! It is delicious comfort food.
This dinner pie can be purchased locally at the Amadio Ranch Farmstand and is big enough for 4-6 portions. It is a nice option for an “I can’t even” cook right now” dinner because you can easily warm the whole pie in the oven and serve it with a simple salad. Chicken Pot Pie is a family-approved meal!
But, what you might not have thought of is how easy it is to store individual pie slices for a quick lunch! I tested several storage and reheating options to see what worked best.
Option 1: Microwave
Obviously, this is likely the easiest way to reheat a slice of pot pie. When using the microwave, it is best to start with a thawed pie. All microwaves vary, but I found that 1-2 minutes is sufficient. I found this old-school plastic Tupperware pie storage container at a thrift store! The downside to using the microwave is that the crust does not retain its crisp and flaky texture.
Options 2: Toaster Oven
The lunchroom in the office I work in has a toaster oven. I found that the best method to store a pot pie slice is wrapped in foil. I tested both a frozen and thawed foil-wrapped pot pie slice. I would not recommend re-heating a completely frozen pot pie slice because it took nearly 30 minutes in the toaster oven!
Reheating a thawed pot pie slice took about 6-10 minutes and the crust retained its crisp and flaky texture. The bonus of using this method is that you will likely make your coworkers jealous of the delicious pot pie smells coming from the lunchroom.
Option 3: Air Fryer
This method was by far my favorite way to reheat a pot pie slice. When using the air fryer (I have an air-fry lid for my instant pot), I wrapped each pot pie slice in parchment paper.
Again, tested both a frozen and thawed parchment paper pot pie slice. The air fryer heated the pot pie slice in about ½ the time of a toaster oven (3-5 minutes for thawed and 10-15 for frozen). The crust was crisp and flakey and the gravy has a gooey consistency that was extra rich.
Other Storage Notes
When storing multiple pot pie slices in the freezer, I found that it is easier to wrap each cut slice individually and then store all slices in a ziplock bag or plastic storage container.
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