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Apple Red-Hot Slab Pie

This dessert is my family's absolute favorite because it holds so many memories for us. Red Hots give the filling a color that makes it an instant hit at parties. —Linda Morten, Somerville, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. + chilling Bake: 50 min.
  • Makes
    24 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups cold butter, cubed
  • 1 to 1-1/4 cups ice water
  • FILLING:
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups thinly sliced peeled Granny Smith apples (about 6 medium)
  • 6 cups thinly sliced peeled Gala or Jonathan apples (about 6 medium)
  • 1 cup Red Hots candies
  • 1/4 cup cold butter
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar and salt; cut in butter until crumbly. Gradually add ice water, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Divide dough into 2 portions so that 1 portion is slightly larger than the other. Shape each into a rectangle; cover and refrigerate 1 hour or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 375°. For filling, in a large bowl, mix sugar, flour and salt. Add apples and Red Hots; toss to coat.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out larger portion of dough into an 18x13-in. rectangle. Transfer to an ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of pan. Add filling; dot with butter.
  • Roll out remaining dough; place over filling. Fold bottom crust over edge of top crust; seal and flute or press with a fork to seal. Prick top with a fork.
  • Bake 50-55 minutes or until golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool on a wire rack. Serve warm. If desired, top with ice cream.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece (calculated without ice cream): 349 calories, 18g fat (11g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 383mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • bonito15
    Oct 13, 2016

    I love red hots in applesauce so I am so glad to get a recipe for slab pie - it was a hug hit at our house - go red hots