First, I want to say that the discovery of the slab pie changed my life! I haven’t made a round pie since!
I just loved the look of a slab pie, the ease, and portability and not to mention you end up with a mass amount of pie. Who doesn’t want a mass amount of pie?! I don’t know about you but, I love pie. I love pie more than I love cake. Especially since I am capable of making a really good pie, on the other hand, my history with cakes is very hit-or-miss. Besides a pie can legitimately be eaten for breakfast.
I’m going to share a secret with you about this pie. It’s crazy easy! Here’s the deal. I have this go to dessert shortcut in case of emergency. For example, say it’s the weekend, and you’ve been invited to an impromptu barbecue, or it wasn’t impromptu and you just forgot you were assigned to bring dessert. What I do is I grab some cans of apple pie no sugar added filling, fresh or frozen blueberries, and vanilla bean; toss together and make a big crumb ginger topping using crystallized ginger. Bake and TA-DA! You have a fancy-ish dessert in no time.
This week I thought I could use my same cheater-cheater dessert filling and make it into a slab pie. So, let’s talk about slab pies for a second. They only have one downside, rolling giant pieces of pie crust. But, the upsides are plentiful.
Why slab pie is awesome
As I mentioned before copious amounts of pie. I LOVE PIE!
You can cut a slice without it falling apart. Perfect for anyone with a little tinge of OCD.
All you need it a napkin and your hand to eat a slice. Remember if you eat it over the sink calories don’t count.
High crust to filling ratio. Heaven for the flakey crust lovers like me.
Also, I cannot say enough about this filling. I love a classic apple pie but, adding blueberries, vanilla and ginger take it up a few notches. Trust me even if you think you don’t like ginger you will like it on this pie. I have fed it non-ginger lovers, and they have come back for seconds and thirds.
What are some of your dessert cheats?
Pie Crust (makes 4 9-inch pie crusts)