When you think of autumn, what comes to mind? For us, it’s cozy afternoons spent baking, surrounded by the sweet aroma of apples and cinnamon. Luckily, we’ve found the perfect recipe to satisfy our fall cravings: a delicious Apple Slab Pie.
To start, preheat your oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Now, let’s make the crust! Whip up a batch of your favorite pie crust recipe and roll it out into a large rectangle, about 18×13 inches.
Next, it’s time to prepare the filling. In a large mixing bowl, combine 6 cups of sliced, peeled apples with 3/4 cup of granulated sugar, 3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Mix everything together until the apple slices are coated in the sweet and spicy mixture.
Spread the apple filling evenly over the pie crust, leaving a small border around the edges. Now, it’s time for the streusel topping! In a separate mixing bowl, combine 1 and 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour with 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup of cold unsalted butter (cut into small pieces), and 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Using a pastry cutter or fork, mix the ingredients together until the mixture becomes crumbly.
Sprinkle the streusel topping over the apple filling, making sure to cover the entire surface area. Finally, bake your Apple Slab Pie for 45-50 minutes, or until the crust and streusel are golden brown and the apples are tender.
When your pie is ready, take it out of the oven and let it cool for at least 30 minutes. Then, slice it into generous portions and savor each and every bite.
But wait, there’s more! If you’re looking for a twist on the classic Apple Slab Pie, try out this Dutch Apple Slab Pie recipe. Follow the same steps as above for the crust and apple filling, but instead of a streusel topping, prepare a crumb topping by mixing 1 and 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, and 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon. This time, bake your pie for 50-60 minutes, or until the topping is crispy and the filling is bubbling.
Enjoy your delicious and comforting Apple Slab Pie, and be sure to share it with your loved ones!