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Apple Slab Pie



prep time:

1 hour 0 mins

cook time:

45 mins

Total time:

1 hour 45 mins




  • for the crust

  • 5 cups all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • Vermont Creamery Sea Salt Cultured Butter, cut into 3/4-inch pieces

    2 cups

  • 12 tablespoons ice water

  • for the filling

  • 12 cups chopped apples

  • ⅓ cup brown sugar, firmly packed

  • ⅓ cup sugar

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • sanding sugar


  1. Heat oven to 450ºF.
  2. Combine 5 cups flour, 1/4 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon salt in bowl of large food processor fitted with blade attachment; pulse to combine. Add butter; pulse until butter is pea-sized. Add ice water a little at a time until dough just comes together. Divide dough in half; set one half aside. Divide remaining dough in half again and form into two flattened rectangles. Wrap and refrigerate both halves.
  3. Roll out reserved dough half on lightly floured surface into 19x14-inch rectangle. Place into 15x10x1-inch baking pan, pressing firmly against bottom and sides. Refrigerate. Roll one of the refrigerated dough halves into 7 1/2 x 17-inch rectangle. Cut into 6 (1 1/4-inch-wide) 17-inch long strips. Roll remaining dough into 12x10-inch rectangle on lightly floured surface and cut into 8 (1 1/4-inch-wide) 12-inch strips with sharp knife or pastry wheel. (Long strips will go lengthwise and short strips will go crosswise.)
  4. Mix all filling ingredients in large bowl until well mixed. Arrange filling in crust. Place 6 dough strips lengthwise across filling. Place 8 strips crosswise across filling. Lift alternating strips, creating woven top. Fold bottom crust over strips to create edge. Crimp or flute edge. Brush crust with beaten egg; sprinkle with sanding sugar. Bake 15 minutes.
  5. Reduce oven temperature to 400ºF. Bake 25-30 minutes or until crust is browned and filling is bubbly. Cool slightly before serving.