Storing Apple Pie--Is Plastic Wrap the Best?
You can, but I do not. Everyone swipes a small slice every time they pass it, so It's always gone by the 3rd day anyway, and never tastes stale. I do cover it if we leave the house for an extended period of time because I don't trust our cat. My pies are too big for my covered cake dish, or I'd use it.
I don't wrap it in plastic wrap because the condensation, which occurs over to a greater or lesser degree regardless of the environment, makes the crust limp and soggy. I will sometimes put it inside a large paper bag that I fold closed and leave it on the counter. It doesn't last more than a day or two so that's enough to maintain its appeal.
If I'm going to leave it out overnight on the counter, I put a big plastic bowl over it, wedged at the bottom with a chopstick so that it can breathe.
That said, I really like cold apple pie ... and so mine usu. goes in the fridge to be paired with coffee the next morning.