Tis the season for pie!!!! With the holidays right around the corner I wanted to offer up an easy alternative to your traditional pie. A slab pie has all of the components of a regular pie, except it feeds a crowd. Apple and pear slab pie is perfect for a big family gathering or a friends-giving.
Apple Pear Slab Pie With The Help of Kitchenaid
I created this recipe from start to finish with my KitchenAid Stand Mixer. My kitchenAid mixer is a staple in my kitchen. Besides cakes and cookies, I love to shred chicken and make dips and frostings in it. A few years ago I figured out I could cheat with pie dough and make it in my stand mixer…and I’ve never looked back. I’ll give you all of my tips on perfect pie crust in your stand mixer in the recipe card. I used this pie crust recipe because it is easy and delicious!
Peeling Apples Made Easy
For my pie filling I used my KitchenAid Spiralizer attachment and had my apples pealed and sliced in a matter of minutes. The spiralizer attachment comes with several sizes of blades so you can create lots of different recipes using it. I may have an asian inspired zoodle dish in the works that you’ll have to keep your eye out for.
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- 4 cups of flour
- 1 1/3 cup shortening
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1+ cup Ice cold water
- 6 large apples (variety of your choice)
- 2 large bartlet pears
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 2 tbsp butter, cubed
- Combine dry ingredients in your KitchenAid stand mixer.
- Add shortening and with the paddle attachment mix on the lowest speed until the flour resembles corse crumbs.
- With the mixer still on low speed, slowly pour in ice cold water and mix until the dough pulls away from sides.
- Roll out on generously floured surface to approximately 12x17. Transfer to a greased jelly roll pan.
- Poke holes in the bottom of crust with a fork.
- Evenly spread pie filling inside the crust and fold the edges over. Place butter tabs on top of filling evenly. If you prefer, trim the edges and use a decorative cutter to create fun shapes that can be placed along the edge.
- Sprinkle crust with sugar.
- Bake at 450 degrees for about 30-35 minutes until bubbly and golden.
- Let cool completely before serving.
- Peel, core and slice your apples using the KitchenAid Spiralizer attachment.
- Peel and core your pears using a peering knife. Slice into thin slices.
- Toss together in a large bowl.
- Add sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon. Toss until well combined.