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Apple Slab Pie with a Walnut Crunch Streusel

Apple Slab Pie With A Walnut Crunch Streusel

Course Dessert, Pie
Cuisine American
Keyword apple-slab-pie-walnut-streusel
Prep Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 25 pieces
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup cold butter or butter flavored vegetable shortening cubed
  • 6-8 Tbsp ice water
  • Filling:
  • 3 lb apples, cored, peeled and sliced ¼-inch thick [Around 10 cups sliced]
  • cup granulated sugar
  • cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp apple pie spice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Streusel:
  • 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 Tbsp of ice water 2 Tbsp 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.