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How to reheat a plate mince pie from cold

Reheating a cold mince pie is fairly simple and can be done using either an oven or a microwave. Here’s how to do it:

Oven Method:
  1. Preheat your oven to around 350°F (175°C).
  2. Place the cold mince pie on a baking sheet or oven-safe dish.
  3. If desired, you can brush the top of the pie with a little butter or milk to help prevent it from drying out during reheating.
  4. Place the pie in the preheated oven and let it reheat for about 10-15 minutes. Keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t overheat and become too dry.
  5. Once the pie is heated through and the crust is crispy, carefully remove it from the oven.

Microwave Method:

  1. Place the cold mince pie on a microwave-safe plate.
  2. Cover the pie with a microwave-safe cover or microwave-safe paper towel to help trap moisture and prevent the crust from getting too soggy.
  3. Heat the pie in the microwave using 50% power to ensure even reheating. Start with 30-second intervals and check the pie’s temperature after each interval.
  4. Depending on your microwave’s power and the pie’s size, it might take 1-3 minutes to thoroughly heat the mince pie. Be cautious not to overheat, as this can cause the crust to become rubbery.
  5. Once heated to your liking, carefully remove the pie from the microwave.

Regardless of the method you choose, keep in mind that mince pies can have a hot filling, so allow the pie to cool slightly before enjoying it. Also, be cautious when handling hot plates or utensils.

Remember that reheating can cause the crust to lose some of its original crispness, so it’s best to eat the mince pie shortly after reheating for the best taste and texture.