We’ve had one of the most exciting weeks of the year, okay, one of the most exciting days of the year this past week! What did we do? Well, we met Rosanna Pansino, she bakes some of the cutest (and delicious!) things over on Youtube. We’ve been watching her videos for a couple years now and jumped at the chance to get to meet her!
We felt slightly awkward being there because we were surrounded by a bunch of twelve year olds (well, we don’t really know how old they were, but they all looked about 12, haha!). And we look like we’re like 12 (okay, maybe 15?) anyway, so we probably looked like we fit in, haha! *sigh* That was, maybe, the best part of going to her meet-up: seeing all the excited young girls there. One little girl said: “Oh my god! I can’t believe I’m in the same store as Rosanna!” They were all fan-girling, trying to get a glimpse of her before they got up to take a picture with her, talking about all the things of hers they’d baked, and getting super excited talking about when she retweeted their tweet that one time. It was super cute and it was lovely to see all the girls there be excited about baking and talking about how much they loved it. So, while they made us feel slightly out of place (we weren’t the only old people there, just the minority!), we loved it! We loved seeing all the girls that she is inspiring to bake.
Then we got to meet her and it was amazing as well! We’re sure we were awkward about the whole thing, but we were excited! And she was really nice and her team was really great! She’s such a genuine person and is absolutely lovely! We’d share our picture, but our faces are red as tomatoes and we’ve got some awkward poses and ya’ll don’t want to see that!
September is in full swing now and that means it’s apple picking season! So, even though it doesn’t feel like fall, at all (does it feel like fall where you’re at?), we’ve got to do something with all these apples that have been picked. And don’t worry, we’ve got the perfect recipe for you: an apple pie that will feed a crowd!
It’s delicious, apple-y, and tastes just like what you think fall would taste like! And to make it even better: add ice cream on top of a warm piece. And to make it even better-er, pour on some salted caramel: HEAVEN! It is absolutely delicious. We could have eaten the whole pan to ourselves (so maybe its apple pie for 2, not a crowd?)
We used Fuji apples in our pie, but you can use whatever kind is available for picking (or that you find in the store): gala, red delicious, honey crisp, etc. You can use Granny Smith, if you’d like, it will just make an apple pie that has a little bit of a tart flavor. If you do have some you want to use, you can mix it with some other apples to mix the sweet and tart: it’s totally up to you, you’re the one who’s eating it after all!
When we were taking pictures, we cut HUGE pieces of this slab pie, so each one of these can be cut in 1/2, making a smaller serving! So, it will serve 24, or give you 24 pieces, unless you’d like large pieces, in which case it will serve 12!
Okay, now let’s get down to the nitty gritty of this post: the recipe you came here for:
Apple Slab Pie
for the pie dough:
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp salt
1 1/3 cups butter, cold
1/2- 3/4 cup ice cold water
for the filling:
8 medium apples
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Mix together the flour and the salt. Rub in the butter, making sure to leave chunks about the size of a small walnut. Add the water about 1 tbsp at a time, until a dough forms. Refrigerate 2 hours.
- After 2 hours, peel the apples and cut them into thin slices. Mix with the brown sugar and cinnamon. Set aside while you roll out the dough.
- Roll the dough out to about a 1/4 inch thick. Place into the bottom of a 9×13 inch pan. Cut away the extra dough, until it fits into the bottom of the pan.
- Dump in the apple mixture, making sure it’s in an even layer. Top with Lattice top.
- Bake for about 1 hour on 350F.
And don’t forget to check out our video on how to make this!
Happy Fall everyone! And don’t forget to say HI! while your here, or over on Instagram or Twitter. We’d love to hear from you and chat! Okay, now go off and have an exciting week, safe travels, and may you always have some pie on your counter!