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Caramel Apple Slab Pie has a thin and flaky melt in your mouth crust topped with juicy apples and a crisp topping. It is drizzled in homemade caramel and perfect for feeding a crowd!

Caramel Apple Upside Cake is a twist on my tried and true favorite Pineapple Upside Down Cake and it is a must try recipe.  It is loaded with all the crave-worthy fall flavors like rich caramel and sweet apple!

Caramel Apple Slab Pie

It was hot today. Like 90 degrees hot.  So, I have been really starting to look forward to cooler temperatures and the crisp fall air.  My cozy fall sweaters are just waiting in my closet to make their big debut. Oh well, in the meantime I will just keep whipping up all my favorite fall desserts. This Caramel Apple Slab Pie is one of the best versions of an apple pie.  The smell of cinnamon and apples baking together is just amazing.  Then, it gets even better when it’s time to simmer the ooey gooey caramel mixture on the stovetop and drizzle it over the pie.  Every bite is heavenly with the flaky crust, crunchy topping and soft juicy apples all drenched in rich, sweet cinnamon-apple flavor.  Delish!

This Caramel Apple Slab pie might just be one of my favorite desserts everrrrrrrrr.  The great thing about this slab pie is that it can feed a small army. So it is perfect for upcoming family gatherings and get togethers. Everything about this slab pie is amazing and you and your small army will love it as much as we did. ?

What’s In Caramel Apple Slab Pie?

This dessert is just screaming all of my favorite things about fall. From the thin and flaky melt in your mouth pie crust, the fresh juicy apples, and the crisp topping, to the sweet caramel drizzle on top.  All of the best tastes of fall are rolled up into one amazing dessert!

Crumb Topping:

Homemade Caramel:

How to Make Caramel Apple Slab Pie from Scratch:

This dessert comes together simply and will get rave reviews every time!  Take your time on the dough and work through each section and in no time you will have a huge hit dessert ready to enjoy!

To Make the Crumb Topping:

To Make the Homemade Caramel:

Caramel Apple Slab Pie Quick Tips:

When I made this I intended to just make an Apple Slab Pie. But as soon as it came out of the oven, it was begging me to drizzle some homemade caramel on top. I was glad that I did because it added such a delicious finishing touch!

Storing Caramel Apple Slab Pie:

It is highly unlikely this dessert will last long without being devoured.  It is SOOO GOOD that no one can get enough of it!  However, if you do end up with leftovers this slab pie will store well.  Simply keep it in the baking pan, let it cool completely and cover it loosely.  Then, store in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.  If you are making an apple pie ahead, you can freeze it for 3-4 months and thaw in the refrigerator before baking.

Pro Tip: Keep a batch of uncooked crumble topping in the freezer to bake and sprinkle on anything. It makes a great last minute dessert topping that is absolutely heavenly!

5 from 1 vote
A thin and flaky melt in your mouth crust topped with juicy apples and a crisp topping. It is drizzled in homemade caramel and perfect for feeding a crowd!
Prep Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup shortening butter-flavored
  • 8 tablespoons cold water
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 1/2 pounds granny smith apples peeled, cored, and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices (10 cups)

Crumb Topping:

Homemade Caramel:

Spray a 15x10x1 inch pan with non stick cooking spray and set aside. To make the dough, In a large bowl combine flour and salt. Using a pastry blender cut in the shortening until it resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the cold water over the mixture and toss with a fork. Repeat using 1 tablespoon of water at a time until it is moistened and knead the dough into a ball.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 19×13-inch rectangle. Wrap it around the rolling pin and unroll it into the prepared baking pan. Ease dough into the pan and up the sides, being careful not to stretch it. Trim dough to ½ inch beyond edge of pan. Fold dough edge over and flute as desired.
In an extra large bowl combine the sugar, ⅓ cup flour, cinnamon and apples. Toss until coated. Spoon the mixture on the dough and spread evenly.

To make the crumb topping:

In a large bowl, stir together quick-cooking rolled oats, packed brown sugar, and all-purpose flour. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until topping mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle on top of apples.
Bake for 40-45 minutes or until apples are tender. If it is starting to brown to fast, cover the top with foil the last 5-10 minutes. Cool slightly.

To make the homemade caramel:

Mix all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-low to medium heat. Cook while whisking gently for 5 to 7 minutes, until thicker. Turn off heat. Serve warm or refrigerate until cold. Drizzle on top of apple slab pie.
Calories294kcal (15%)Carbohydrates46g (15%)Protein2g (4%)Fat12g (18%)Saturated Fat5g (25%)Cholesterol16mg (5%)Sodium127mg (5%)Potassium126mg (4%)Fiber2g (8%)Sugar29g (32%)Vitamin A221IU (4%)Vitamin C3mg (4%)Calcium29mg (3%)Iron1mg (6%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Dessert
Keyword apple pie, apple pie recipe, Caramel Apple Slab Pie