This Apple Slab Pie with Walnut Crunch Streusel features cinnamon sugar spiced apples topped with a crunchy walnut cookie streusel. Serve it chilled, at room temperature or warm with vanilla ice cream or a generous dollop of whipped cream.
Easy Apple Slab Pie with a Walnut Crunch Streusel Recipe
My inspiration for this apple slab pie came from my friends over at BHG. They're crumb topped apple slab pie looked so very good that I was tempted to give it a whirl with a slightly different crumb topping to make it my own. It's made with crushed vanilla wafers, English walnuts and toffee bits for a buttery crunch.
How to Make the Best Apple Slab Pie with Walnut Crunch Streusel Recipe
- Ingredients you'll need to make homemade Apple Slab Pie with Walnut Crunch Streusel: All purpose flour, granulated sugar, salt, cubed butter, sliced Gala or Granny Smith Apples, apple pie spice, ground cinnamon, vanilla wafer crumbs, light brown sugar, chopped English walnuts and English toffee bits.
- Kitchen gadgets you'll need: A jelly roll pan, measuring cups and spoons, a sharp knife and cutting board, an apple corer/peeler or a vegetable peeler, pastry cutter, mixing bowls and a whisk to sift together the dry ingredients for the crust.
- For this recipe, I make the pie crust from scratch. That said, if you want to take a shortcut and use a package of refrigerated pie crusts, you can do so to simplify. Use both crusts allowing them to warm to room temperature per the package instructions, then press into the pan.
- The toffee bits used for this recipe aren't coated with chocolate. You may also see them called bits-o-brickle and they're readily available on the baking aisle with the other baking chips.
- I recommend using whatever variety of apple that is your favorite. Granny Smith apples, Gala apples and Honey Crisp tend to do best. Keep in mind that different varieties of apples will yield a different taste and texture as well.
- As with any crumb topped dessert, the streusel is at its most crispy the day it's made. That being said, you can store leftover Apple Slab Pie chilled in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- It's a super fun way to make apple pie for a crowd and it's delish served warm with vanilla ice cream, chilled or at room temperature.
More Easy Apple Dessert Recipes to Make
Apple desserts are a spectacular option year round but they're extra special during Harvest season. More apple dessert recipes you may also like to make:
- Stuffed Crust Skillet Apple Pie has a surprise hidden inside.
- Glazed Caramel Apple Turnovers will take you from breakfast and brunch to dessert.
- When you need a classic, look no further than a homemade Apple Crumb Pie.
- No bake Chocolate Drizzled Caramel Apple Fluff is filled with chopped Snickers Bars.
- Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls are a fan favorite!
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Apple Slab Pie with Walnut Crunch Streusel
- 2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup cold butter or butter flavored vegetable shortening cubed
- 6-8 tablespoon ice water
- 3 lb apples, cored, peeled and sliced ¼-inch thick [Around 10 cups sliced]
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- ⅓ cup light brown sugar
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup vanilla wafer crumbs
- ½ cup cold butter cubed
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- 1 cup chopped English walnuts
- ¼ cup English toffee bits
- To make the crust: Sift together the flour, sugar and salt.
- Add 1 cup cubed butter or butter flavored vegetable shortening.
- Use a pasty cutter or a food processor to cut the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles coarse corn meal.
- Add 6-8 tablespoon of ice water 2 tablespoon at a time until it forms a soft dough.
- Turn out onto a silpat or lightly floured surface, and turn just until it comes together. Form into a flattened disc and wrap in plastic wrap. Rest in the fridge for at least 1 hour or overnight.
- To assemble: Unwrap chilled dough place onto a silicone mat or lightly floured surface. Use a floured rolling pin and roll into approximately a 17 x 14-inch rectangle leaving enough overhang to form the sides of the crust.
- Lightly spritz a Spray a 15x10x1-inch jelly roll pan with baking spray or butter. Fit crust into pan forming an edge. Keep chilled while you prepare the apples and streusel.
- For the apples: Toss sliced apples with all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, apple pie spice and ground cinnamon. Arrange the apples over the crust.
- For the streusel: In a small bowl, toss together the vanilla wafer crumbs with ½ cup brown sugar.
- Using a food processor or pastry cutter, cut ½ cup cold butter into the crumbs until it resembles peas.
- Sprinkle the walnuts over the apples first, then top with the buttered vanilla wafer crumbs. Sprinkle ¼ cup toffee bits on top.
- Place into a preheated 375°F oven. Bake for 45-50 minutes until the streusel is golden and the apples are tender. Serve warm or at room temperature.