Whole Wheat Apple Pie Slab
This is the conventional apple pie made on a rectangular pan that was 15 1/2 by 10 1/2 inches. I guess that it’s the reason it is called apple pie slab right?
Not sure why it is called that way but I saw it and I had to try my own version.
This pie is just out of this world, although a little bit time consuming.
Normally, most of my recipes are pretty quick, but this one, with the pealing of so many apples, cutting, dough making, chilling, rolling etc a bit of time can go by although worth every second of it.
I used my own pie crust recipe and added some icing as a new thing. It is perfectly fine if you want to omit the icing, as the pie is already sweet enough. It just sort of looks better but when I make it again I will actually omitted.
This pie crust does not have any butter and it is mainly whole wheat flour. After tasting the dough, you wouldn’t even know the difference. On any event hope you try it.
This is how it looks like after sprinkling the panko bread crumbs on the crust. It is a nice trick I learned so that the extra liquid from the apples doesn’t make the dough soggy although you don’t have to do this, it is optional :-)
Whole Wheat Apple Pie Slab
Yield: 16-18 servings
Total Time:1 hour 10 minutes
4 cups of whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup olive oil
1 cup low fat milk
2 teaspoons of salt
5 - 7 lbs tart apples, peeled and sliced thin, I used a bit more since we like a full pie on the inside
1 tablespoons corn starch
2 - 3 tablespoons panko bread crumbs
1/2 cup unrefined sugar plus 2 tbsp, more if you like
2 tablespoons cinnamon, you may use more if you like
1 - 2 cups icing sugar
1/4 cup of apple cider, you can use water, or milk as well
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Mix crust ingredients together in a bowl. Divide the dough into two pieces; one should bee a bit bigger than the other one. The big one will be for the bottom crust. Roll each into a ball, and chill for one hour wrapped in plastic paper.
On the mean time peel and chop the apples. Mix with corn starch, sugar (reserve the two tablespoons for the crust) and cinnamon. When ready, take the larger piece of pastry out of the fridge. Roll and shape into a rectangle and place on the baking pan. Patch up any holes by pushing the pastry together with your fingers, or adding a pinch from the excess on the sides. Push the pastry up the sides of the pan a bit.
Spread the bread crumbs over the crust, like in the picture. Spread the sliced apples over the crumbs also like in the picture. Roll the remaining piece of pastry into a rectangle. Make sure is as big as the pan, I used a (10 x 15.5 inch rectangular baking pan). Lay it on top of the apples. Seal the edges of the two crusts as well as you can.
Brush with milk and sprinkle the crust with the two tablespoons of sugar. Slash the crust with a knife to allow steam to escape. Bake at 375 F for 55-65 minutes.
To make the glaze mix ingredients and drizzle over pie. Enjoy :-)
TIP: When rolling the crust I do in between plastic wrap and not on a floured surface. I also do not add the icing to the entire pie but to each individual piece since not everyone wants it.