easy apple slab pie

easy apple flat pie


Ever hanker for dessert and want something super easy and like Grandma made? Then this easy apple slab pie is your ticket to happiness! Yumm!

Types of Pies

So many types of pie. And, pies don’t even have to be in a pie pan or pie plate to be considered a pie. According to Wiki, “A pie is a baked dish which is usually made of a pastry dough casing that contains a filling of various sweet or savory ingredients. Sweet pies may be filled with fruit (as in an apple pie), nuts (pecan pie), brown sugar (sugar pie) or sweetened vegetables (rhubarb pie). Pies are defined by their crusts.”

Apple Pie

Not sure about you, but according to some pie experts, the apple pie ranks as the best most popular pie in America. Yes, that’s about as American as ‘apple pie’!

Apple Galette

Galettes. What are galettes. Nothing complicated here. The difference between a pie and a galette is that a galette is a round pastry, fruit filled and it’s baked on a baking sheet. The sides of the dough, about 1 1/2 to 2 inches, are wrapped up and around the fruit.

Apple Slab Pie

Now, an apple slab pie, well, that’s a rectangular shape and the slices are cut from that. It usually can feed quite a few. And, it can be baked on a cookie sheet too or a rectangular baking dish. 

Quick Apple Pie Recipe

Listen, this recipe is forgiving. There’s not much way that you can mess up. To me, making a real pie from scratch, including the crust, well, that’s an art. Hey, I’ve been to the Pillsbury Pie Contest as a reporter and I’m telling you, there are some serious pie gurus there. People who’ve crafted their skills for years and years. I’m not even in their league. 

Pie Crust Desserts

Pie crusts actually make wonderful cookies. Have you tried my Vintage Pie Crust Cookies. Oh, you must read the back story on that recipe. Truly intriguing! 

Pie Recipes Savory

Now I love to use pie crusts for savory pies, too. And, if you check this tomato pie, I actually won a big exclusive cooking competition with it, and it was on the cover of Food Network magazine. So easy to make1 

Easy Pie Crust Recipe

Just let me show you this clever idea for refrigerated pie crusts. Pull out your waffle iron! Cookies!

Ideas for Pie Crust

So many ways to use a pie crust. Here are a few of my favorites, too!

Coconut Yogurt Blueberry Pie
raspberry vanilla mille feuille
Southern Cinnamon Peach Pie
Perfect Peach Pizza Pie
chocolate splatter bundt cake
fresh pear custard upside down pie
lava double nut brownies


Recipes for Pie Dough

You’ll not want for recipes for pie dough in Ally’s Kitchen. Just put these words in the search box: refrigerated pie crust. Lots of goodies will pop up!

Pie Crust Cookies

Now I’m working on more pie crust cookies. Cookies that can be pan fried like flat bread, baked, waffled, rolled, sliced, diced and cut up! 

Slab Pie

This apple slab pie got rave reviews. As you’ll see it’s super easy to make. And, I love the fact that it keeps well in a cool place, not necessarily refrigerated for a day or two. 

Easy Apple Pie Recipe with Premade Crust

Premade pie crusts make baking so much easier. I know that homemade pie crusts are superb, but, for me, like puff pastry, I use refrigerated pie crusts because they have come so far in quality. Actually my favorite refrigerated pie crust is Wewalka! Check them out. Excellent quality! 

Quick Apple Pie

So when you need a quick apple pie, look no further. And, don’t forget you could swap apples for pears! Also, have a look at the apple jack tart for a mouth-watering breakfast. 

easy apple flat pie

easy apple flat pie

easy apple slab pie

Yield: One large slab pie


  • Preheat oven to 375
  • 2 refrigerated pie crusts, about room temperature
  • 6 Tbl. butter, salted, melted
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon, optional
  • 1 large lemon, juice and zest, divided
  • Pinch salt
  • 4 large apples, washed, skin on, cut into very thin slices
  • ¾ cup + 2 Tbl. sugar, divided
  • 2 Tbl. arrowroot flour
  • 1 egg, white only
  • Powdered Sugar Dusting, optional


  1. Put parchment paper on a large cookie sheet (about 12 x 18”). Put the two pie crusts on the sheet. Overlap somewhat. Then mold together as one piece and work into a more rectangular shape.
  2. Mix the cinnamon in the melted butter and spread about four tablespoons on the pie crust. Sprinkle on one-fourth cup of sugar.
  3. Put the lemon juice and salt in a large bowl. Toss the apple slices in the juice coating well.
  4. Lay the apple slices on the dough leaving about 1 ½” to 2” from the edges. Sprinkle on the lemon zest. Drizzle on the remaining melted cinnamon butter.
  5. Mix one-half cup sugar with the arrowroot. Sprinkle all over the apples/pastry dough.
  6. Fold dough over around the edges, pinch/crimp and make a border. Use a pastry brush to coat the exposed dough then sprinkle on the remaining sugar.
  7. Bake in a preheated 375 oven about 30 to 35 minutes or until the crust is golden brown. Remove and let cool before cutting slices.


You could also use the croissant roll dough, pizza dough or puff pastry for this recipe. The pie crust dough is more 'flaky' like a real pie crust. Puff pastry is really flaky.

And, a pizza dough would be more like a bun/roll texture. But, I'm thinking all would be an adventure to try!

Your sharing is GOLDEN! Thank you!

Your sharing and comments help me stay in business! Share a photo if you make the recipe #allyskitchen Thank you! xo Ally

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  1. Jennifer Walck says:

    I made your slab apple pie for our Bible study group
    There was not a crumb left and they all want the recipe
    Absolutely delicious and light and crisp
    Thank you so much fir sharing and inspiring

    1. Jennifer!! Do you know how HAPPY I am!!!! Holleeee schmolleeee, thank you, luv! And, you know it was so stinkin’ easy! Thanks for sharing w/me and send those folks to the recipe, angel! xoxx ally

  2. Hi Ally! I love your recipes and can’t wait to try this recipe. What kind of apples (or combination of) do you recommend?

    1. Meeeeechelle! Thank you, luv! I like to sometimes use a combo of two apples. A granny smith which is tart. Then something super sweet and juice (and crispy, but by the time it’s baked you lose that crispy of course). Fuji, Honey Crisp, Cameo, Jazz, Sweet Tango, Pink Lady, Envy. And, if you every run into a ‘Rave’ apple, buy! OMG, so juicy it’s like I need a straw to sip when I bite into the apple!! So glad you’re here! xoxx ally

  3. Gay Shelton says:

    Made this today for the fourth and the house smells amazing! My husband is a pie lover and I’m not a baker, but this was easy. He wants to eat it before dinner! Thank you for another amazing delicious recipe!

    1. GAY!!!! I just wanna hug you! Here you go! BIG VIRTUAL HUG! Tell your hubby thank you, too! While we were at the concert and had our picnic laid out, people around us were just looking at everything and especially this apple flat pie. We ended up giving every a slice! They LOVED it! So American. And, don’t we love easy and convenient! We also served it warm w/a dollop of creme fraiche! Don’t be a stranger! xox ally

  4. I followed the advice of others and added 2 tbsp flour and 2 tbsp lemon juice and about 1 tsp of nutmeg. My husband and 2 kids LOVED this. My husband said that his whole life, apple pie wasn’t his favorite, but if he had been given THIS pie as a child, it would have been his favorite all his life. Next time, I might add another tbsp of flour just to thicken it up a little bit more, but the flavor was wonderful.

    1. Hadlee!! You’ve made my day, my friend! Thank you for sharing that experience w/your husband! Hey, at least he was open to trying something that heretofore he thought he didn’t like, apple pie! Yes, tweaking with more flour and nutmeg had to make it even tastier. Thanks so much for sharing w/me, please don’t be a stranger, and share w/your peeps, too! Hugs! ~ally

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