/Easy Caramel Apple Slab Pie

Easy Caramel Apple Slab Pie

Tangy apples and chewy caramel join forces in this crowd-friendly recipe for Easy Caramel Apple Slab Pie.

A caramel apple slab pie with a piece cut out

I’m coming off a whirlwind weekend in Chicago, where I attended my 10-year college reunion at Northwestern (lots of 10-year anniversaries going on lately!). We brought the boys with us, and without going into all the details, let’s just say that flying with children ages 2 years and 7 months is not for the faint of heart.

A close-up of caramel apple slab pie with braided lattice

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for adventuring with little ones. But holy guacamole. Trying to keep two baby boys entertained for 6+ hours (the 2-hour delay on the runway did not work in our favor), should be an Olympic sport. And I absolutely, positively am not Michael Phelps in this scenario. I’m not even on the team… or the training squad. Honestly, I don’t even know the rules.

a clear bowl containing sliced apples with cinnamon

Bottom line: Flying with kids is super rough so let’s talk tasty, comforting carbs, shall we?

Strips of pie dough formed into braids

Slab pies and I are BFFs. And I know what you’re thinking: Pie, for a crowd? It may seem like a daunting endeavor (kinda like flying with kids, hah!) but trust me on this one. Slab pies are a total breeze.

A caramel apple slab pie before it is baked

Don’t let that sorta fancy braided lattice deter you. The decoration is totally optional, and in fact, you can simply use cookie cutters to stamp out pie dough shapes, à la my Easy Peach Slab Pie or Simple Strawberry Slab Pie.

And the crust? If you’re wary of pie dough, prepare to breathe a big sight of relief with these four(ish) words…

An unbaked caramel apple slab pie being brushed with eggwash

Store-bought pie dough.

Yes, you read that right. This ooey, gooey caramel apple slab pie stars store-bought pie dough, which can be braided, baked and served up by the slice. Feel free to use whatever apples you fancy (one variety, or a mix!), but I love pairing the tanginess of Granny Smith apples with the chewy sweetness of caramel.

And for all those looking for the classic version, don’t miss recipes for Easy Caramel Apples and Homemade Candy Apples!

A close-up of a braided lattice apple slab pie

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Easy Caramel Apple Slab Pie

  • All-purpose flour
  • 2
    (14.1-oz.) boxes store-bought pie crust (4 circular pie crusts total)
  • 6
    apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices
  • 1/4
    cup
    sugar
  • 2
    Tablespoons
    cornstarch
  • 2
    teaspoons
    ground cinnamon
  • 2
    Tablespoons
    lemon juice
  • 1
    (4.5-oz.) bag soft caramels, roughly chopped
  • 1
    large egg

Preheat the oven to 400°F. 

Lightly flour your work surface then stack two of the circular-shaped pie crusts on top of one another and roll them into a rectangle measuring 12×17 inches. Transfer the dough into a 10×15-inch jelly roll pan, leaving the edges untrimmed. 

In a large bowl, stir together the sliced apples, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and lemon juice. Transfer the apples into the prepared pie crust. Top with the chopped caramels. 

Lightly flour your work surface again then cut the remaining pie crusts into 1/2-inch-thick strips. Braid the strips then arrange them across the pie width-wise. (Scraps can be re-rolled.) 

Using your fingers, crimp the pie crust around the edges. 

Whisk the egg then brush it all over the top and sides of the pie.

Bake the pie for 28 to 35 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and cooked through. 

Remove the pie from the oven and let it cool for 30 to 40 minutes until the juices have set. Slice and serve.

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Nutrition Facts

Easy Caramel Apple Slab Pie

Amount Per Serving

Calories 207
Calories from Fat 63

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 7g
11%

Saturated Fat 2g
10%

Cholesterol 13mg
4%

Sodium 124mg
5%

Potassium 129mg
4%

Total Carbohydrates 32g
11%

Dietary Fiber 3g
12%

Sugars 14g

Protein 2g
4%

Vitamin A
1.4%

Vitamin C
6.2%

Calcium
1.7%

Iron
5.2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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