What is a SLAB pie
A chocolate pecan slab pie like any slab pie, is a pie that’s made in a rimmed baking sheet. There are several benefits for making a slab pie. The first is that when made in an 12 x 17 inch standard rimmed baking sheet, it can feed thee dozen! It’s basically two pies in one but since it’s a shallow pie, it feeds even more. With a slab pie you can cut the slices very small for mini treats or full size and top with a scoop of ice cream. It’s versatility make it great for entertaining or taking to a pot-luck when you are feeding a large crowd. If it’s summer and you have fresh strawberries, try making Strawberry Slab Pie.
To convert a regular pie into a slab pie when using an 12 x 17 inch rimmed baking sheet there are several things to consider. When making a double crust, like pecan slab pie, you will need to triple a regular pie crust. If using a single crust, then you can make a double pie crust. For more conversions go to King Arthur’s to adjust your favorite pie into a slab pie.
How do you make a Chocolate Pecan Slab Pie
Step 1: For a slab pie, you will need a rimmed baking sheet to begin with. You need the sides to hold everything in. You’ll make a triple batch of pie crust dough and place half of it on the rimmed baking sheet, letting it go over the edges a bit and freeze for just a few minutes.
Step 2: Melt the chocolate with cream in the microwave on low power and spread it over the pie crust with an offset spatula and freeze for 10 minutes.
EQUIPMENT I used to make a slab pie
- 12 x 17 inch rimmed baking sheet
- Parchment paper sheets, I can’t live without these
- Pastry cutter for the scalloped edges on the dough
- A glass measuring bowl that is great for melting chocolate and a million other things
- My all time favorite sauce pan
- This pie server with a serrated edge
- An offset spatula comes in handy for so many things
Need more SLAB PIE recipes, these all look fabulous
- Jessica’s Blueberry Slab Pie from A Farmgirl’s Kitchen
- Apple Slab Pie with maple icing from Sally’s Baking Addiction
- Martha Stewarts Cherry Slab Pie sounds yummy
- I’ld love to try a French Silk Slab Pie, from Cooking for Keeps
More DESSERT BAR recipes you might like
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Chocolate Pecan Slab Pie
- 3 ¾ cups flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons salt
- 1 ½ tablespoons sugar
- 1 ½ cups butter 3 sticks, very cold
- 1 tablespoon Apple cider vinegar
- ¾ cups very cold water
- 3 ⅔ cups pecan halves toasted
- 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 10 tablespoons butter
- 1 ⅔ cups dark brown sugar
- 1 cup corn syrup
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons bourbon
- 5 eggs
- 1 egg plus 1 tsp water
- Add flour, salt and sugar to food processor. Cut butter into 1 inch pieces and add to food processor. Pulse until the butter is pea size. Add water and pulse until it just comes together. Put onto a floured surface and form into a ball. Cut in half and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate or freeze until ready to use but at least 15 minutes in the freezer.
- Roll out one of the dough balls into an 18 x 13 inch rectangle. Place this in a 12 x 17 inch rimmed baking sheet draping some over the sides. Place in freezer until it is cold.
- In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate chunks and cream on medium power until just melted stirring every 30 seconds, for about 1-2 minutes. Spread over prepared pie crust and smooth with an offset spatula. Place in freezer for about 10 minutes.
- FILLING: Add butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and salt to a large saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook for 2 minutes until the brown sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and add pecans, vinegar, vanilla and bourbon. Pour into a bowl to let it cool. When cool to touch, add eggs stirring after each one until well incorporated. Pour onto chilled chocolate layer.
- Roll out the second ball of dough and either place it over the top or cut it into strips to make a lattice design. Brush with an egg wash of 1 egg and 1 teaspoon water.
- Bake at 350º for 30 minutes until the crust is golden brown and the filling is starting to bubble. Let cool for 30 minutes before cutting into squares.