Peach Slab Pie

Slab pies seem to be all the rage, not least because you don't have to fuss with the crust. Well, I fussed a little with the lattice, but you can just cover the peaches with a single crust and prick it with a fork if you really want easy. 
I combined several recipes to come up with this one...a little juicier than than an apple slab pie, which I have every intention of making this fall, but totally delicious and not too sweet, either. You can get lots of servings from a slab pie, another reason they're so popular.
Think ice cream would be fabulous on top? Oh yes.

Peach Slab Pie

Your recipe for crust, pate brisee, or use ready made
4 peaches, skinned by immersing in boiling water for a minute or so, peel, remove pit and slice somewhat thinly
3/4 cup sugar
scant 1/4 cup cornstarch
pinch salt
fresh lemon juice, about a tablespoon

Heat oven to 375 degrees F. 
Line an 8x8 inch baking dish with nonstick foil, using 2 pieces so you have some overlap hanging over all sides. (The juice still seeps out and gets sticky, even with non stick foil...I'd spray the foil with Pam the next time. Can't hurt.) On a lightly floured surface, roll out a piece of dough to an 8 1/2 inch square and fit into the square baking pan, pressing into corners and a bit up the sides. Fold back the pastry on the sides, forming a container for the peaches. Chill while assembling filling. 
In a large bowl, stir together fruit, granulated sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, and salt. Spread mixture over chilled pie shell. 
Chill again while you roll out the top crust. 
Roll out another piece of dough to the same size and either form a lattice top or lay the entire piece on top of the peaches. If you do the latter, be sure to vent the crust. Fold edge of bottom dough over top dough. Crimp if desired.  
Brush entire surface of pie with cream or an egg wash, and sprinkle with sanding sugar. 
Bake until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbling, 40 to 55 minutes. Allow to cool before cutting.


  1. Beautiful and extremely tempting!



  2. Oh what I would give for a slice of this right now.. Beautiful!

  3. Dear Barbara, That looks absolutely wonderful to make with fresh peaches.Blessings, Catherine

  4. What a great idea and so pretty too.

  5. Peach pie with ice cream - oh yes! This looks like such a wonderful idea and I didn't realize how popular slab pies had become. Great idea!

  6. Slab pies just may be the next best thing since slice bread Barbara, lol...Yours looks so yummy. I wish I could pop on over for a slice right now! Thank you so much for sharing, Barbara...

    P.S. Thanks for the tip about the Pam. I usually manage to make a mess because I never seem to use enough.

  7. Barbara, can you believe i never had slab pies...looks great! I would love a slice of this pie...loaded with peach...delicious!
    Hope you are having a lovely week :D

  8. I've not heard of slab pie before, but I want one!

  9. I love making a pie this way and nothing says summer like a big piece of peach pie. The scoop of ice cream on top is mandatory. Your lattice top really dresses it up.

  10. Never thought to make a slab pie. Beautiful Barbara.

  11. This is SUMMER! A great slab pie, Barbara.

  12. This is a beautiful pie Barbara and yes I think ice cream is the best topping!

  13. Fascinating! I hadn't heard of slab pie.

  14. Sigh. Peach season means peach pies (and crisps, and cobblers). Is there anything better?

    Yours looks wonderful!

  15. What a fantastic pie, bookmarked for when summer finally comes :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  16. I've never even heard of a slab pie, but the appeal is immediate. Do you usually make your won crust?

  17. This is such a beautiful pie, love how you braided the topping. Love summer fruits!

  18. OMG this is just the perfect summer pie, love that lattice!

  19. Hi Barbara,

    The peach pie looks like the perfect dessert for summer and with a dollop of cream or icecream would be divine. Will keep this is mind when we have fresh peaches in season.
    Happy weekend

  20. i love the lattice, and this is just far more fun than a circular, standard peach pie. :)

  21. Love your lattice work, Barbara--I always think it is worth the fuss. Peaches are soooo good right now. I haven't made the slab pie version yet---I'll give it a go soon!



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