In the mood for pie but don’t have a pie pan? That’s where these slab pie recipes come in handy!
Slab pies aren’t something with which everyone is familiar. However, if you’re a baker, you probably know exactly what they are.
Just in case you don’t, though, I’m here to tell you! Slab pie recipes are pies you’ll make in a rectangular cake pan. So, no pie pan, no problem!
Just whip up your pie in a cake pan. It tastes just as sweet and wonderful, and there’s more to go around. That sounds like a win-win to me!
1. Apple Slab Pie
There’s nothing more American than apple pie. Unfortunately, one small round apple pie doesn’t last very long at large gatherings.
Whip up one or two of these apple slab pies instead. They might last just a bit longer. (Probably not, though. They’re super scrumptious, so people tend to devour them pretty quickly.)
The pie features a buttery, flaky crust and a sweetly tart apple filling. The cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice add plenty of warmth, making it perfect for fall.
Top it with vanilla ice cream and sticky caramel sauce for an even more indulgent treat.
2. Triple Berry Slab Pie
If you’re in the mood for something tarter, try this triple berry pie instead. Use whatever frozen berries you like. (I stick to the basic three: blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries.)
It’s delightfully zingy and bright. Fortunately, the warmth of the buttery crust tones down the tanginess somewhat. Dust it with powdered sugar for even more sweetness.
Also, don’t let that gorgeous latticework topping scare you away. It’s so much easier to make than you realize.
3. German Chocolate Slab Pie
You’ve probably had German chocolate cake before, but have you tried German chocolate pie? It’s rich, decadent, and incredibly indulgent.
It’s nutty, chocolatey, and coconutty. The sweet, doughy pie crust adds even more deliciousness. This pie is one you’ll want to cut into small pieces.
It’s divine, but a little of it goes a long way.
4. Peach Slab Pie
Is there anything more summery than a warm piece of peach pie?
The phenomenal cinnamon and brown sugar crust. The gooey, sticky peach filling. That tiny dash of ginger for spice.
This pie may use only nine ingredients. However, it packs enough flavor for a whole army of ingredients. It’s also another one that benefits from a cold scoop of vanilla ice cream.
5. Cherry Slab Pie
I love the look of this beautiful cherry pie. However, if you’re not comfortable making the fancy crust, don’t worry about it!
Either way, it’s going to taste fantastic. People aren’t going to care how it looks. (Seriously, though, making the cut-out topping is a simple process. You just need a cookie cutter.)
Whip this one up the next time you want a sweet-n-tangy summer pie.
6. Ham and Cheese Slab Pie
Just like regular pies, not all slab pies are sweet. You can just as easily make a savory pie in your rectangular sheet pan.
This ham and cheese slab pie is one of my favorite savory options.
You’ll make the gorgeous golden-brown crust from puff pastry dough. It’s flaky, buttery, and spectacular.
The filling is a simple mixture of ham, cheese, and a cream cheese/honey mustard spread. It’s hearty and flavorful, and the crust is borderline addictive.
It’s like a hot ham and cheese sandwich, only better.
7. Breakfast Slab Pie
Start your morning right with a terrifically filling breakfast slab pie. Each piece is brimming with potatoes, spinach, cheese, eggs, and scallions.
It’s a vegetarian-friendly breakfast option that the whole family will love. Plus, you could always add crispy bacon or juicy sausage to the mix, as well.
8. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Slab Pie
These days, peanut butter and chocolate go together better than PB&J.
Especially if you’re in the mood for something sweet.
This peanut butter chocolate chip slab pie takes full advantage of that fact. It uses just eight ingredients but provides plenty of sweet, decadent flavor.
9. Snickers Slab Pie
This lovely Snickers pie has a lot going on. Luckily, every bit of it is spectacular. It requires seven ingredients but works in all your favorites.
There’s peanut butter, chocolate, heavy whipping cream, caramel, and more. You’ll even chop up actual Snickers bars and work them into the mix!
It certainly isn’t the healthiest pie on the list, but don’t let that stop you. Sometimes, you have to treat yourself, even if the treat isn’t nutritious.
10. Easy Blueberry Slab Pie
Here’s another bright and beautiful berry-filled pie. This one sticks solely to blueberries, making it perfect for summer brunches.
If you’re worried about it being too tart, don’t be. You’ll add not only sugar but also cloves and cinnamon. They add a rich warmth to the pie, giving it plenty of sweetness.
I don’t recommend serving this one with ice cream, though. Unlike the apple and peach pies, this one does best alone.
Instead, set it out with a tall pitcher of iced tea for a sassy Southern treat.
11. Rhubarb Slab Pie
I can’t tell you how sad it makes me that rhubarb is so overlooked in baking. Maybe it’s because it’s a vegetable, but people always forget about it.
Yes, rhubarb is technically a vegetable.
However! If you add a little sugar to it, it’s downright fruity. It’s tart and tasty, with just a hint of sweetness to round out the flavor.
If you don’t believe me, try it for yourself. This simple, seven-ingredient recipe is the perfect opportunity to give rhubarb a chance.
It features a warm, flaky crust and a tart-n-tangy, supremely juicy filling. Every bite is like a little bite of ambrosia on your tongue.
12. Blackberry Slab Pie
Usually, I like to give my own description of all the dishes I write about. However, it’s hard to beat the author’s original one in this case.
So I’ll quote her instead. “This blackberry slab pie has a flaky pastry crust filled with lightly sweetened blackberries and a whisper of lemon.”
That just about sums it up completely. It’s a light, bright pie that’s ideal for summer.
Just keep in mind that this particular recipe feeds 24 people! You may want to cut it in half if you’re making it for a smaller gathering.
13. Potato Onion Bacon Slab Pie
Ever have those nights where you want something warm and comforting for dinner? This is the recipe for you.
It combines potatoes, onions, and bacon with Gruyère cheese. Doesn’t that sound heavenly? (Spoiler alert: It is!) It’s a rich, savory dinner option that’ll send you to bed still smiling.
Additionally, you’ll love how it looks. It’s gorgeous and elegant, perfect for entertaining.
14. Easy Pumpkin Slab Pie
When I tell you this is the only way to make pumpkin pie, I’m not lying. I have one complaint with pumpkin pie in the fall: there’s never enough of it.
This slab pie remedies that situation. It doubles – possibly triples – the amount of pumpkin pie yumminess in every pie. Everything else about it stays the same.
It’s the same sweet, spiced, and smoothly luscious pie you know and love. You’re welcome!
15. Pecan Slab Pie
This chewy, nutty pecan slab pie is another delightful fall treat. It’s sugary, nutty, and full of wonderful, crunchy pecans.
It’s not quite as thick as round pecan pies. Luckily, that means you get to eat more pieces to make up for it. (Don’t examine that math too closely; it may not check out.)
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