Apple Slab Pie using Apple Pie Filling

Once it becomes apple season, I’m ready for all of the apple desserts, especially pie. This apple slab pie using apple pie filling is one of the easiest types of pie you can make. 

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If you’ve ever scrolled past any kind of pie recipe because it seems like a lot of work, I can relate. I’ve never been a fan of making pie crusts — but this recipe is different from a regular pie.

For this slab pie, there’s no dough-making or pinching of edges and no fancy top crust — just a delicious crumble topping that comes together quickly. The whole pie takes mere minutes to put together, and it’s large enough to feed a lot of people.

Plus, since this recipe uses apple pie filling, you don’t need to wait for the right time of year to make this pie. While it’s great for the holiday season, it’s also the perfect dessert to make for large gatherings all year long. Like apple bread and apple pie had a deliciously east baby.

The next time you’re in the mood for a warm slice of apple pie, turn to this easy and delicious recipe to satisfy your craving.

What is Slab Pie? 

Slab pie is simply an easier, larger version of traditional apple pie. While a classic pie is baked in a round pie dish, slab pie is made in a rectangular pan. 

Making a slab pie saves time because there’s no need to fuss with a lattice crust or deal with a soggy topping. This one uses a streusel topping instead.

Bonus: There’s way more pie to go around when you make a slab pie!

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How to Serve Apple Pie

Apple pie is often best served warm. Just give it a few minutes after it’s been baked, then slice and serve. Of course no one will say no to a scoop of vanilla ice cream, salted caramel ice cream or a drizzle of caramel sauce. Bourbon sauce or maple cream are also great.

You can also easily reheat it the next day. Just microwave a slice in intervals or place it in the oven or toaster oven.

Why You’ll Love Apple Slab Pie

If you like pie but you don’t love the intricacies of making it from scratch, you’re going to love this apple slab pie.

  • Easy – There’s nothing complicated about making this simple pie, and the ingredients are all easily located at the grocery store.
  • Customizable – There are lots of ways to change the recipe for your own palate or dietary needs.
  • Versatile – Serve this pie at nearly any type of party or event.
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Ingredients

These simple ingredients are all you need to whip up this easy apple slab pie recipe.

  • Refrigerated Pie Crusts – Be sure to thaw the pie crusts before you begin to prepare the slab pie.
  • Apple Pie Filling – Using a store-bought sweet apple pie filling cuts down on time making this pie.
  • Flour – All-purpose flour helps to keep the pie from sticking to the counter. It also helps to build the structure of the streusel topping.
  • Brown Sugar – Brown sugar gives the topping its sweetness.
  • Quick Cooking Oats – These help to provide texture in the topping. The oats also help to soak up extra liquid.
  • Apple Pie Spice – This spice adds even more warm flavor to the pie.
  • Coarse Kosher Salt – Salt enhances the sweetness of the brown sugar.
  • Unsalted Butter – Be sure to use cold butter and to cube it before adding it to the bowl.
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How to Make Apple Pie Using Canned Apple Filling

You are going to love how easy it is to make this apple pie!

  1. Place the pie crusts on top of each other on a lightly floured work surface and roll them out using a rolling pin. 
  2. Press the dough into the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Pour the apple pie filling over top of the dough. 
  4. To make the crumb topping, add the flour, brown sugar, oats, apple pie spice, salt, and butter to a medium mixing bowl. 
  5. Combine the ingredients in the flour mixture together with a pastry blender or forks to achieved the desired streusel consistency.
  6. Add the mixture to the top of the pie. 
  7. Bake the pie until it is a light golden brown.
  8. After removing it from the oven, place the pan on a wire rack to cool briefly. 
  9. Serve warm.

What to Serve with Apple Slab Pie

Apple slab pie is perfectly paired with anything you’d serve with a traditional pie. Spoon a generous amount of whipped cream on top, drizzle caramel sauce over it (we particularly like bourbon caramel sauce and pecan caramel sauce), or serve a big scoop of vanilla ice cream alongside it. 

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Variations 

Since this pie is so simple, there are plenty of ways to switch it up.

  • Spice – Instead of apple pie spice, try using pumpkin pie spice. 
  • Flour – Use a gluten-free version or your favorite alternative. 
  • Sugar – Use white sugar in place of brown, or choose your favorite alternative sweetener.
  • ​Citrus – Stir a little lemon juice into the apple pie filling to give it a little brightness. The tart acidity balances the sweetness of the filling.
  • Eggs – Brush an egg wash onto the pie dough edges for shininess and more golden brown color.
  • Dough – If you prefer, you can make your own dough instead of buying store-bought.

Storage and Freezing

While you can store apple pie at room temperature for a couple of days, it stays fresh longer in the refrigerator.

Refrigerator: Refrigerator apple slab pie for up to 4 days.

Freezer: You can freeze apple slab pie for up to 3 months in a resealable freezer bag or freezer-safe container.

Common Questions About Apple Slab Pie

How long can apple pie sit out?

Apple pie can last for up to two days on the counter at room temperature. Be sure to cover it with plastic wrap or place slices in an airtight container.

How long is apple pie good for?

Apple pie can be stored up to 4 days in the refrigerator when properly stored. Place pie in an airtight container or cover with aluminum foil or plastic wrap.

Can I use pumpkin pie filling?

If you want to make a pumpkin slab pie, you can use pumpkin pie filling instead of apple. Alternatively, you can use pumpkin puree and sweeten and season it yourself before placing it in the pie crust.

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Apple Slab Pie using Canned Apple Pie Filling

4.78 from 9 votes
This EASY Apple Slab Pie using apple pie filling is the easiest way to satisfy your cravings for the classic dessert!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Lightly flour a clean work surface and then layer both of the pie crusts on top of each other. Using a rolling pin, roll out to a 17×12 inch rectangle.
  • Transfer the pie crust into a 15×10 rimmed baking sheet, pressing the dough into the corners. Fold over excess dough along te edge to make a rustic edge.
  • Spread the apple pie filling into the baking sheet.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, oats, pumpkin pie spice, salt and butter. Using a pastry cutter or two forks., press the mixture together until crumbly.
  • Evenly sprinkle over the top of the pie.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the edges of the crust are a golden brown.
  • Remove and allow to rest for at least 15 minutes before serving.
  • Top with caramel sauce, whipped cream or ice cream to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 377 kcal, Carbohydrates: 58 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 15 g, Saturated Fat: 7 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5 g, Trans Fat: 0.3 g, Cholesterol: 20 mg, Sodium: 263 mg, Potassium: 106 mg, Fiber: 2 g, Sugar: 23 g, Vitamin A: 261 IU, Vitamin C: 2 mg, Calcium: 24 mg, Iron: 2 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 377
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple slab pie
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Questions and Reviews

  1. 5 stars
    I’m with you, in apple season, give me all the delicious apple desserts like this fantastic slab pie. I can’t wait to dig into a slice.

  2. 5 stars
    I may never make apple pie again – this slab pie was incredible and SO MUCH EASIER! Great, great recipe, thank you!

  3. 5 stars
    This was everything a gourmet dessert should be and then some! Was easy and delicious; definitely, a new fall favorite!

  4. 5 stars
    This recipe is perfect for feeding your Thanksgiving crowd with minimal effort! But it will go fast so grab a slice before it’s gone! Delish!

  5. 5 stars
    I’d never made slab pie before, but I love how this turned out! Definitely less intimidating than a classic pie, but just as delicious.