When speaking of pies, we usually picture them in their perfect round pans with fluted edges. While it’s true that most pies look gorgeous like that, slab pies lack the hype.
For one, slab pies in their rectangular pans cover larger surface areas; thus, you can easily feed a larger crowd! This is a big deal when you’re having a party or church function, as you can’t bake hundreds of round pies.
Slab pies are easy to make and taste just as good as their famous round counterparts. Don’t believe me? Try out these delicious slab pie recipes!
1. Apple Slab Pie
I’ll start our list with a traditional pie flavor – apple. Get your oven hot and jelly roll pans ready for the best apple slab pie recipe this Thanksgiving.
The author recommends making pie crust and apple pie filling from scratch for the best texture and taste profile. For the apple filling, you can use granny smith apples, although the recipe didn’t specify a specific type.
Besides apples, you’ll also need sugar, lemon juice, nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice for flavor. This apple slab pie goes best with vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of rich caramel sauce.
2. Mixed Berries Slab Pie
Are you looking for a real crowd-pleaser slab pie recipe? This mixed berries slab pie fills your eyes with color and your stomach with a fresh and juicy mixture of strawberries and blackberries.
Besides the mixed berries, there is also lemon juice, vanilla extract, salt, granulated sugar, and cornstarch in the filling. You’ll also make the top and bottom crust from scratch to ensure it’s all flaky and buttery.
Like other slab pie recipes, making this dessert is simple. Prep your filling and pie crusts, assemble on a sheet pan, bake until golden brown, and serve!
3. Pumpkin Slab Pie
You’ll need this pumpkin slab pie recipe if you have a BIG crowd to feed this Thanksgiving. Unlike other pumpkin slab pies, this one stands out for two things: Chinese Five Spice and cream cheese.
Chinese five spice replaces the usual pumpkin spice to give a bit of kick while preserving the prominent pumpkin flavor. Meanwhile, the right amount of cream cheese keeps the slab pie moist and fluffy without overdoing it.
The pie crust is also unique for having ice-cold amaretto liqueur, giving the crust a subtle, rich punch. Serve with some whipped cream or baked pie crust leaves.
4. Pumpkin Pecan Slab Pie
Pecan pie – good. Pumpkin pie – is also good. Pumpkin plus pecan pie in slab form? Absolutely one of the best you can serve for your Thanksgiving dinner.
This pumpkin-pecan slab pie recipe from Pillsbury is one of the easiest you can find. For one, there’s no need to make pie crusts from scratch. A box of Pillsbury pie crust is enough to make a bottom crust for your 15-inch size pan.
As for the filling, you’ll stack the pecan pie mixture over the pumpkin pie filling. Filling ingredients include brown sugar, pumpkin, half-and-half, eggs, pumpkin spice, pecans, and corn syrup.
5. Cherry Slab Pie
You’ll need to pit six cups of fresh cherries to make this slab pie that fits a 10×15-inch jelly roll pan. It sounds tiresome, but it’s worth all the effort, especially when it wows your loved ones.
Like most recipes, you’ll make the pie dough from scratch with flour, granulated sugar, cold unsalted butter, salt, and ice water. Meanwhile, the filling needs granulated sugar, lemon juice, salt, and cornstarch – besides the freshly pitted cherries.
Feel free to be creative with this slab pie’s top crust! The author cut out circles and rearranged them – you can do the same, too!
6. Raspberry-Rhubarb Slab Pie
Raspberry and rhubarb together don’t sound like a traditional pie flavor combination. But that doesn’t make this unique pairing any less great. The out of the box combo may even make it better!
Rhubarb and raspberries have distinct flavors that, when brought together, complement well to create this juicy, delicious dessert. Use fresh or frozen berries and rhubarb to make this fantastic pie.
Besides the actual pie recipe, the post includes directions for vanilla icing made from confectioners’ sugar, vanilla extract, and milk. You can drizzle it over the whole pie or individual slices before serving.
7. Blackberry Slab Pie
The mixed berries slab pie recipe features blackberries, but this one has it as a stand-alone component. Either fresh or frozen blackberries are fine, although fresh is better for flavor and nutrients.
For convenience, you can use a readymade crust, but if you want to make your pie dough, why not? This pie has a double crust, with the top crust weaved into a gorgeous lattice pattern.
There are directions on how to prep your pie crust if you’re making it from scratch. For instance, you must roll it out to the correct dimensions on a lightly floured surface.
8. Blueberry Slab Pie
We love blueberries in our traditional, round pies – how much more when we can have them in BIGGER slab pies? This blueberry slab pie recipe from Tasty is one of the simplest as you only need seven ingredients!
The recipe fits a 15×10 baking sheet, thus, allowing up to 12 servings – perfect for an intimate gathering. You can serve it ala mode (i.e., with ice cream on top) or with a dollop of whipped cream.
This pie is excellent by itself, sans cream. It’s so juicy and delicious that you don’t need much to enjoy it.
9. Peach Slab Pie
Peach pie was the first pie I baked, so peach-flavored treats have a special place in my heart. They’re delicious, simple, and hearty, especially when served warm and fresh.
This peach slab pie has a relatively unique ingredient list: brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, ground ginger, salt, peaches, and lemon juice. The spices complement and draw out the sweet peach flavor, so don’t miss them.
Once your pie is ready on its baking sheet, do an egg wash and sprinkle sugar before placing it in the oven. After 40 minutes, you now have a fresh peach slab pie.
10. Apple Slab Pie with Maple Icing
There are multiple versions of apple pie in slab form, and I even included one already. But I couldn’t help but think you’d miss a lot if you couldn’t try this apple slab pie with maple icing.
From top to bottom, this recipe doesn’t miss the mark – flaky crust, delicious apple filling, and sweet maple icing. All are from scratch, with the maple icing needing only confectioners’ sugar, maple syrup, and milk.
Meanwhile, the apple mixture has chopped apples, sugar, flour, lemon juice, vanilla, and spices. Assemble your pie and cut slits on top before loading it into the oven.
11. Cranberry Apple Slab Pie
As I’ve said, there are many apple pie versions; however, this one stands out for combining sweet apple with tart cranberry. It’s so tasty and juicy that a bite of this dish will blow your mind.
To make this upgraded apple pie, you’ll need apples, cranberries (fresh or frozen), sugar, cornstarch, orange zest, unsalted butter, and spices. For best quality, make the pie dough from scratch using one of the author’s pie crust recipes.
Since this is a smaller slab pie recipe, it only makes up to eight servings. Do an egg wash before baking your pie in the oven.
12. Lemon Meringue Slab Pie
This great recipe from Pillsbury (again) makes the creamiest and most delicious lemon meringue pie perfect for potlucks, picnics, and other gatherings. It has three components: the crust, filling, and meringue.
For the filling, you’ll need sugar, cornstarch, salt, water, lemon peel, juice, egg yolks, and butter. Meanwhile, the meringue needs egg whites, vanilla, cream of tartar, and sugar.
Cook the lemon filling over a stovetop before pouring it into a baked pie crust. Meanwhile, whip ingredients together in a large bowl to create a light, fluffy meringue. Spread the meringue all over the pie before refrigerating.
13. Mixed Stone Fruit Slab Pie
Stone or drupe fruits, such as peaches or cherries, have a hard “stone” or pit inside the flesh. The “stone” is often mistaken for the seed.
Because this is a MIXED stone fruit pie, you’ll need ripe peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums, and cherries. Pit and slice the fruits before you prep your filling with lemon juice, instant tapioca, sugar, lemon and lime zest, and nutmeg.
Use a food processor to make pie dough from flour, unsalted butter, salt, and cold water. Assemble the pie on a sheet pan, brush with a heavy cream and egg wash mixture, then bake.
14. Strawberry Slab Pie
Strawberry pies are nothing but a fresh pop of flavor, freshness, and color. They’re the best, especially during the summer, that one traditional pie isn’t enough!
So, it’s high time you make a strawberry slab pie – just like good ole strawberry pie, but slightly larger and better. This slab pie recipe features a homemade shortbread bottom crust filled with the juiciest strawberry pie filling.
To make the strawberry slab pie filling, you’ll need strawberry jello, sugar, cornstarch, salt, Sprite, and strawberries. With a sharp knife, cut yourself a slice, then top with whipped cream before eating.
15. Strawberry Rhubarb Slab Pie
Strawberry and rhubarb are one of the most underrated flavor combinations. These fruits create a slab pie that oozes with juicy pie filling and the perfect balance between sweet and tart flavors.
This dessert recipe stands out because of the use of tapioca starch. Most of our slab pie recipes in this post use cornstarch to thicken the filling, but this one uses tapioca for better results.
The slab pie filling also has lemon juice to cut through the richness and purposely less sugar to emphasize the fruits’ flavors. Dump some whipped cream or vanilla ice cream on top.
16. Key Lime Slab Pie
Key lime pie is well-loved for its bright, citrus flavors that go perfectly with whipped cream and graham cracker crust. Translate those into a rectangular form and tada — key lime slab pie!
This recipe fits a 10×15 jelly roll pan, but you can also use an equivalent rimmed rectangular pan. Such size lets you make a large pie good enough for 12 people (more or less).
The key lime filling calls for sweetened condensed milk, yolks, key lime juice, and lime zest. Although the recipe includes directions for homemade graham cracker crust and whipped topping, you can use readymade alternatives.
17. Pecan Slab Pie
Bold, rich, and sweet are the best adjectives to describe this pecan slab pie from Kenya Rae. It takes around 3 hours to make this sheet pan recipe, including cooling time.
For this pecan slab pie recipe, you’ll prep both crust and filling from scratch. You’ll make a pie crust from flour, salt, shortening, eggs, and milk. Meanwhile, the filling has brown sugar, eggs, melted butter, salt, and chopped pecans.
Mix the filling ingredients before pouring into a prepared 15×10 sheet pan (with pie dough). Serve every slice of this caramelized, nutty goodness with whipped cream.
18. Chocolate Cream Slab Pie
Since the start of this post, I’ve only talked about fruit slab pies. This one also has a sweet taste profile but features no fruits – just chocolate and cream.
This recipe makes such a creamy and chocolatey dessert; I know this is the thing to bring to a kid’s (or chocolate lover’s) party because it’ll be a hit there. It’s rich, smooth, and simple yet looks lowkey elegant.
There are three layers: crust, chocolate filling, and whipped cream. On its own, this pie serves well, but you can cover it with chocolate shavings and sprinkles for more texture.
19. Breakfast Slab Pie
Pies aren’t always sweet; there are plenty of savory pie recipes, like chicken pot pie, Shepherd’s, meat, pigeon, and more. For this post, my first savory dish is this breakfast slab pie from My Kitchen Love.
The concept (and look) of this breakfast pie is bizarre – there are eggs, bacon, and mushroom all dumped into a large, rectangular puff pastry. But, if you think about it, this recipe is convenient for sleepovers!
Also, the recipe is versatile. If you want bacon or pancetta, add them. Swap mushrooms for asparagus if it’s the latter’s season. Cover it with cheese, too!
20. Ham and Cheese Slab Pie
Our last slab pie recipe has similar vibes to the breakfast slab pie right above. I mean, ham and cheese make a delicious breakfast, but you can also whip this one just for snacks.
Moreover, this slab pie has a more complex flavor profile than ham and cheese. There’s also Dijon mustard, caramelized onions, Swiss cheese, and garlic herb egg wash.
Simply put, there are a lot of things that go into the prepared puff pastry pan. Somehow, the recipe finds the balance between all those ingredients, rendering a simple, delicious, and homey dish.
20 Delicious Slab Pie Recipes
Impress the party by making the easiest and most delicious slab pies with these recipes.
Apple Slab Pie
Mixed Berries Slab Pie
Pumpkin Slab Pie
Pumpkin Pecan Slab Pie
Cherry Slab Pie
Raspberry-Rhubarb Slab Pie
Blackberry Slab Pie
Blueberry Slab Pie
Peach Slab Pie
Apple Slab Pie with Maple Icing
Cranberry Apple Slab Pie
Lemon Meringue Slab Pie
Mixed Stone Fruit Slab Pie
Strawberry Slab Pie
Strawberry Rhubarb Slab Pie
Key Lime Slab Pie
Pecan Slab Pie
Chocolate Cream Slab Pie
Breakfast Slab Pie
Ham and Cheese Slab Pie
- Select your favorite recipe.
- Organize all the required ingredients.
- Prep a slab pie in 30 minutes or less!