This apple slab pie with crumble topping is super yummy and perfect for fall desserts and parties. Comfort food at its finest!
I grew up with my Grandmother and my mom saying, “An apple a day, keeps the doctor away“. Usually it was said in conjunction with an encouragement to eat my fruits and veggies.
The saying probably wasn’t coined with this delicious, mouthwatering apple pie in mind, but…”hey when in the south…..do as southerners do-INDULGE! ”
When I think of apple pie, I imagine picnics, family gatherings, Thanksgiving, and crisp fall weather. A warm and yummy bite of apple pie gives me a feeling of comfort and contentment.
I think nothing could be finer than a hot slice of pie, my back porch chair, a cool fall breeze, and children laughing in the background. Autumn…my style!
Welcome fall…let’s have some Apple Slab Pie Ya’ll!
Apple slab pie
This delicious recipe calls for eight juicy apples. I used a variety of my favorites-Granny Smith, Rome, Gala, and McIntosh. These delicious apples make for a sweet-tart combo that is hard to beat. Each has a unique color and taste, but together–well, they are like an explosion of flavor in your mouth.
Something else that makes this slab pie so wonderful is that it feeds a crowd!! You can cut it into lovely squares, arrange on a lovely fall platter, and spread the love to others!
Substitutions for this pie
This easy recipe calls for pre-made pie crusts. However, if you have your own favorite recipe and prefer to make your crust from “scratch”, that would make it even more special. If time is important and ease of preparation is what you are seeking, then the pre-made will do the trick and still be yummy.
Also, if you have other apples that you prefer for your baking, then you can easily substitute different varieties of apples for the pie.
Just remember the change may yield a slightly different texture and taste. You might experiment with different combos and create your own combination of flavors that put your spin on this classic apple pie.
While this recipe doesn’t call for nuts, you could easily include them in the oatmeal topping for a crunchy texture. For instance, pecans and walnuts would add a richness to the crumble that would be delicious.
Can I add icing?
This apple slab pie calls for an oatmeal and spice crumble on top. When baked to perfection, it will come out of the oven golden brown, juicy, and delectable.
Fall in every bite! Since it has a crumble topping, it doesn’t need an icing. However, you could make a confectioner’s sugar-milk glaze and drizzle over the top for a finishing touch!
It would add an extra layer of gooey sweetness.
What you need to make the apple slab pie
2 premade pastry crusts
8 apples, diced ( I used 2 Granny Smith, 2 Rome, 2 Gala and 2 McIntosh)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 cup butter, melted
¾ cup white sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup oatmeal
How to make it
- Preheat oven according to package directions, about 350 degrees F.
- Lay 2 pie crusts on top of each other on a floured surface, flour and roll the crust to slightly larger than the 10 x 15 pan .
- Carefully transfer pie crust to pan, crimp edges of pan to hold in the filling.
- Core, peel, and dice apples. Top apples with lemon juice, cinnamon and flour, mix to coat apples and add apples to cooked pie crust. Fill completely to the edges so that you get a mouthful of apple in each bite.
- In a bowl combine melted butter, white sugar, brown sugar, honey, cinnamon, vanilla, and oatmeal. Mix until crumble. Then top apples with oatmeal crumble evenly across the pan. You want every taste to include the rich, decadent topping.
- Place in oven and bake for 45-60 minutes until apples are tender and the oatmeal is golden brown.
- Top with icing glaze if desire.
Other apple dishes you might enjoy!
Other slab pies you’ll love…
Apple Slab Pie
- 2 each pie crust premade
- 8 each apples, diced (2 Granny Smith, 2 Rome, 2 Gala and 2 McIntosh)
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp all purpose flour
- 1 cup butter melted
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup oatmeal