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slab apple pie

Slab Apple Pie with Streusel Topping

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Slab apple pie or apple slab pie, no matter what you call it this is an all American apple pie for a crowd. 

  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 pan 1x




3 cups of flour

1/2 teaspoon of salt

3 tablespoons of sugar

1 teaspoon of baking powder

1 cup of solid shortening (Crisco)

2 egg yolks

8 Tablespoons of water


1416 medium size tart apples

2 Tablespoons of flour

11/2 cups sugar

3/4 teaspoon of cinnamon

2 tablespoons of butter

2 tablespoons of fresh squeezed lemon juice

Struesel Topping:

1 cup of flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2/3 cup brown sugar

2/3 cup butter softened


2 cups powdered sugar

1 teaspoon softened butter

4 teaspoons warm water



Preheat oven to 350.  Mix flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder until blended. Cut shortening into flour mixture. In separate bowl, mix egg yolks and water, add to flour mixture.

Mix well until dough forms a ball. Roll out ball to cover cookie sheet. I use a 9 x 13 pan.  Set Aside and make the apples.

Directions for Apples:

Peel, core, cut and quarter apples. Try to cut into  into uniform slices. Blend flour with sugar, cinnamon, and pour over apples. Mix the apples nd then arrange on crust. Dot the apples with butter cubes, then sprinkle with lemon juice.

Sprinkle the struessel topping to the top of the apples. Bake at 350 for 1 hour. White the slap apple pie is cooling make the glaze. Blend powdered sugar, butter add water to form a glaze.

Drizzle the apple slab pie with glaze and enjoy.


This slab apple pie can be made with 2 layers.of crust and then glazed. Or you can skip the glaze if you think it is too sweet.

  • Author: Elizabeth
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American