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Dutch Apple Slab Pie

I truly love apple pie, but guys. Guys. This crowd-pleasing Dutch Apple Slab Pie recipe is truly on another level! Fresh, beautiful apples, sumptuous cinnamon filling, a buttery, crunchy streusel topping, and a sweet creamy drizzle? There’s simply nothing else like it!

top view of a whole dutch apple slab pie

The Easiest Way to Make Dutch Apple Pie

Pie is kind of an essential item at the holidays, right? And while it can be fun to bake plenty of pies to satisfy your tribe, it can also be very time-consuming. That’s why I love creating at least one enormous “slab pie” like this one. It’s fast, festive, and of course – utterly delicious!

You’ll adore the classic cinnamon-apple filling, tender crust, and crunchy, crispy streusel topped with a drizzle of sweet glaze.

What is a Slab Pie?

A slab pie is a pie baked on a large sheet pan, instead of in ordinary pie pans. It’s sort of like the sheet cake of pies: just as delicious, but big. This Dutch Apple Slab pie contains 9 cups of apples! And because it has a streusel topping instead of a top crust, I think it’s a bit easier (and arguably yummier!) to prepare.

top shot of a spatula removing apple pie from a sheet pan.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Prepared, Refrigerated Pie Crusts: You can also use homemade.
  • Tart Apples: These need to be cored and thinly sliced. Granny Smith apples are a classic here!
  • Butter: For the streusel topping.
  • Lemon Juice: Fresh or bottled is fine.
  • Granulated Sugar and Brown Sugar: You can substitute raw sugar for both of these.
  • All-Purpose Flour: To lightly thicken the apple filling.
  • Quick-Cooking Oats: To add texture to the streusel.
  • Spices: Apple Pie Spice, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Salt
  • Baking Powder
  • Vanilla
  • Powdered Sugar: To create the glaze drizzle.
  • Milk: Also for the glaze.
pie dough stretched over a sheet pan.

How to Make Dutch Apple Slab Pie

  1. Prepare the Crust: Unbox your pie crusts, stack them on top of each other, and roll them out into a large rectangle. Place the rectangle gently on to a jelly roll pan and conform the crust to the sides and corners of the pan, creating a crust-tray.
  2. Prepare the Apple Filling: In a large bowl, toss the sliced apples, lemon juice, sugar, flour, apple pie spice, and a little salt. Spread the mixture evenly across the crust.
  3. Prepare the Streusel Topping: In a separate bowl, mix up the streusel by combining flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and melted butter. Sprinkle evenly over the apples.
  4. Bake and Cool: Bake at 425˚F for 35 minutes or so, until the crust is golden and the filling is bubbly. Cool on a rack for 45 minutes.
  5. Glaze and Enjoy! Once the pie has cooled, mix the powdered sugar and milk in a small bowl to create the glaze. Drizzle over the pie, cut into squares, and serve!
sliced apples tossed with sugar and cinnamon.

Tips for Success

  • Cool It! Probably the most important tip for making and serving any baked pie is to let it cool adequately. Otherwise, the filling won’t set and the pie will fall apart when you try to serve it!
  • Add Something Sweet – Or Savory: You can serve this pie with whipped cream or ice cream, of course! But if you’d like to try something a little unusual, serve with a square or two of sharp cheddar cheese. It’s a a very old combination, and it’s tasty!
  • Check Your Expiration Dates: If it’s been a while since you put on your pastry chef hat, double-check the dates on your spices. Spices last for 6 months to a year, in general, before they begin to lose their flavor and pungency. If you need to replace something, go for it! Fresh, flavorful spices really make this dish.
side shot of apple slab pie in a sheet pan.

How to Store Homemade Dutch Apple Slab Pie

  • It’s possible to store leftover pie at room temperature for a day or two. If you choose to do this, cover it well with plastic wrap, or use a pie plate or cake stand with a lid.
  • I prefer to refrigerate. Apple pie will keep in the refrigerator, covered well or wrapped, for up to four days.
  • To freeze, wrap portions tightly to keep all air out and store in the freezer for 3-4 months.
    Apple pie can be thawed, and then warmed gently in the microwave or served cold.
slice of apple slab pie on a white dessert plate set next to a green apple.
slice of apple slab pie on a white dessert plate set next to a green apple.
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5 from 5 votes

Dutch Apple Slab Pie

A scrumptious Dutch Apple Pie, topped with buttery streusel and a sweet drizzle of glaze, baked in a jelly roll pan!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Resting Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best apple pie recipe, christmas dessert, dutch apple pie, homemade pie, thanksgiving dessert
Servings: 16
Calories: 344kcal

Ingredients

For the Crust:

For the Apple Filling:

  • 9 cups thinly sliced tart apples, peeled or unpeeled is fine, (you'll need about 8 to 9 whole apples)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons apple pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the Streusel:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For the Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425˚F.
  • Unroll the pie crusts on a lightly floured surface, and stack crusts one on top of the other.
  • Using a rolling pin, roll out the pie crusts to a 17×12-inch rectangle.
  • Transfer pie crusts to a 15×10-inch jelly roll pan; press crust down into corners and fold with edges of pan. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl combine apples, lemon juice, sugar, flour, apple pie spice, and salt; toss to combine.
  • Spread apples over pie crust. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl prepare the streusel topping by combining flour, oats, sugars, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Set aside.
  • Melt butter and whisk in the vanilla.
  • To the streusel mixture add melted butter and stir until everything is well combined and batter is wet.
  • Sprinkle streusel evenly over apples.
  • Bake for 35 to 38 minutes, or until crust is golden and filling is bubbly.
  • Remove from oven and cool on a rack for 45 minutes.
  • In the meantime, prepare the glaze by combining the powdered sugar and milk in a mixing bowl; whisk until smooth. Add more milk if glaze is too thick.
  • Drizzle glaze over the apple pie.
  • Cut pie into squares and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 222mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 258IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2mg

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14 Comments

  • Allyson Zea
    September 16, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    5 stars
    Wow this apple pie is absolutely amazing! It is such a fall staple for me!

    Reply
    • Katerina Petrovska
      September 17, 2020 at 4:30 pm

      Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

      Reply
  • Amanda
    September 17, 2020 at 12:20 am

    The picture alone is making my mouth water, I will be trying this weekend!

    Reply
    • Katerina Petrovska
      September 17, 2020 at 4:29 pm

      That’s great! I hope you enjoy it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Kimberly
    September 17, 2020 at 4:26 am

    5 stars
    Oh my goodness, this look a-mazing!! Love this version, gotta make this asap!

    Reply
    • Katerina Petrovska
      September 17, 2020 at 4:29 pm

      Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

      Reply
  • Vikki
    September 17, 2020 at 4:49 am

    5 stars
    Making ASAP, so delicious! Perfect Fall dessert

    Reply
    • Katerina Petrovska
      September 17, 2020 at 4:28 pm

      Thank YOU! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

      Reply
  • Sara Welch
    September 17, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    5 stars
    What a great dessert and perfect for fall! Excited to enjoy this all season long!

    Reply
    • Katerina Petrovska
      September 18, 2020 at 7:24 pm

      I hope you enjoy it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Catalina
    September 18, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    5 stars
    Oh my goodness! This apple slab pie is exactly what I need right now with a huge cup of tea!

    Reply
    • Katerina Petrovska
      September 18, 2020 at 7:20 pm

      I hope you enjoy it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Cathy
    September 20, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    This is so perfect for feeding a large group… and way easier than traditional pie!

    Reply
    • Katerina Petrovska
      September 21, 2020 at 12:36 pm

      I hope you enjoy it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply

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