How to reheat and serve Panini Pies

Panini Pies go well with coffee, tea, soup, salad or just by themselves    

Fresh Panini Pies

Thawing instruction.

Freezing Panini Pies does not diminish their quality but allows preserving them longer. Before freezing freshly baked pies we seal them inside a food safe PVS film to prevent them from drying up. 
•    Remove the plastic wrapping before thawing the pies, but leave the panini pies inside the carton packaging 
•    The best way to thaw the panini pies is to let them sit in a refrigerator for up to 10 hours. Pies can be kept refrigerated up to 7 days. Alternatively, you can leave them at a room temperature for about 2 hours. 
•    If you are in a hurry, you can use the microwave oven (only for thawing) on casserole setting for 1 cup or for 2 minutes at 70% power.
Heating instructions.  After thawing, remove the pies from the remaining packaging and reheat them in one of the following ways:
•    Panini press
•    Toaster or toaster oven (on high setting up to 5 minutes)
•    Air fryer of convection oven at 400 F for 3 -5 minutes
•    Hot skillet (1-2 minutes on each side)
•    Do not use the microwave oven for reheating.   

If your  Panini Pies not frozen you can heat them in a variety of ways. Your main goal when reheating the pies is to turn its surface into a crunchy crust. This can be achieved using

  • Panini press

  • Toaster (on high up to 5 minutes)

  • Oven (preferably in broiling regime at 350 for 5 -6 minutes)

  • Skillet (1-2 minutes on each side)

  • Microwave is not recommended

 

Frozen Panini Pies 

Freezing  Panini Pies does not diminish their quality but allows to preserve them longer. Before freezing we wrap them up in a plastic film to prevent them from drying. 

 

If the pies come to you frozen the best way to reheat them is just to let them thaw at room temperature (faster) or in a refrigerator (longer) and then use any of the methods described above.

 

If you must you might also re-bake frozen pies in an oven at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes (do not forget to unwrap them before placing in the oven). Shakshuka Panini Pies require extra care when reheating them this way because of its most moisty filling.