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12 Summer Slab Pie Recipes Big Enough to Feed a Hungry Crowd

In the kitchen, sheet pans or jelly roll pans are so versatile and can help you out with pretty much anything. You can use it to make a one-pan dinner, a batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies, a sheet cake, roasted veggies, you name it your sheet pan can do it. They're also super simple to clean, so no need to worry about that.

Well, if you're planning on attending a few summer cookouts or barbecues with a big crowd and you want to be in charge of dessert, look no further! Slab pies are basically your favorite type of pie filling but in a large baking pan, so that means more to go around and less work for you.

So, for all you Pie lovers out there, check out some of our favorite slab pie recipes that make the most out of summer fruit and ingredients.

1. Sweet and Sour Cherry Slab Pie

With cherries being one of summers best stone fruits, there's no doubt that you and your guests will want to devour this entire slab pie. Don't worry, there's plenty to go around. The mixture of sweet cherries and sour cherries is perfect paired with the flaky pie dough and glaze on top. Oh yeah, and some tasty BBQ food, too.

Here's the recipe.

2. S'mores Slab Pie

S'mores, summertime, and campfires- what could be better? This giant s'mores slab pie is exactly what you want to slice in to with its three decadent layers- graham cracker crust, homemade chocolate pudding, and topped off with fluffy meringue.

Here's the recipe.

3. Mixed Berry Slab Pie

I wouldn't blame you for not sharing this mixed berry slab pie. Filled with blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries and poured into homemade pie crust, this festive recipe is exactly what you need for the Fourth of July or any other holiday that celebrates our country.

You can also make this gluten-free and vegan-friendly.

Here's the recipe.

4. Southern Buttermilk Slab Pie

My only suggestion for this recipe is to double it. Press down the buttery shortbread crust into a rimmed baking sheet and bake until golden brown and then top with the tangy buttermilk filling. Serve this with a dusting of powdered sugar or even better, top with vanilla ice cream.

Here's the recipe.

5. Chocolate Espresso Slab Pie

This simple slab pie recipe is so decadent and has a nice kick of caffeine to help keep your summer party going. In a food processor, pulse the chocolate wafers and combine with melted butter to form a chocolate crust and press it into a baking sheet.Top with the chocolate-espresso pudding filling and refrigerate overnight. It doesn't get any easier.

Here's the recipe.

6. Peach Slab Pie

If you're serving a big crowd and you don't have much time to whip up a tasty dessert, try this easy recipe. It uses refrigerated Pillsbury pie dough for the bottom crust as well as Pillsbury sugar cookie dough crumbled over the peach filling. I love a good shortcut.

Here's the recipe.

7. Blueberry Slab Pie

This is the perfect recipe to make if you're planning on going blueberry picking soon- now I know what I'll be making in a few days!

You'll start by preparing the blueberry filling and then rolling out the pie dough on a lightly floured surface. Place the dough in a large baking sheet and pour over the filling.

You can create that classic lattice design on top, which I love, or use cookie cutters to make a design like pictured in the mixed berry slab pie recipe.

Here's the recipe.

8. Lemon and Coconut Meringue Slab Pie

With the freshness from the lemon juice and zest and the tropical flavors from the shredded coconut and coconut cream, you might think you're on some exotic island when you take a bite out of this delicious slab pie.

Here's the recipe.

9. Strawberry-Rhubarb Slab Pie

With the sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb slices, this fruit pie just screams summer. You'll also have it together and on the dessert table in no time.

Here's the recipe.

10. Strawberry Cream Cheese Slab Pie

Make the most out of fresh strawberries with this easy strawberry cream cheese slab pie. With three mouthwatering layers, you really can't go wrong.

Here's the recipe.

11. Blackberry Apple Slab Pie

Anything with apples, cinnamon, crumble topping, and blackberries will definitely impress your guests. Comfort food at its best.

Here's the recipe.

12. Key Lime Slab Pie

Since key lime pie is a refreshing summer dessert, why not just make a bigger version in a sheet pan? You can never have too much key lime pie in my opinion.

 Here's the recipe.

This post was originally published on July 17, 2018. 

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