This Pumpkin-Pecan Slab Pie Is The Perfect Fall Dessert

Can’t choose between pumpkin and pecan pie? You don’t have to, thanks to this recipe for pumpkin-pecan slab pie from Pillsbury. Both types of pie are popular this time of year right on through to Thanksgiving and Christmas, so this mashup dessert is perfect to serve at all of your upcoming celebrations.

It starts with Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust, so no labor- or time-intensive mixing and kneading is required! The rest of the ingredients are super-simple too, with the recipe taking just 20 minutes of prep work. The pie is made in a 15-by-10-by-1-inch, pan so it’s ideal for feeding a crowd. A slab pie typically serves between 16 and 24 people.


Slab pies are also appreciated for what many pie lovers see as the ideal crust-to-filling ratio. To make for an especially impressive crust, you can still crimp the crust as you would with a traditional pie for a pretty presentation.


Pillsbury suggests the pie be made up to a day in advance of your event. Simply cover and refrigerate. Later, it would be great served with whipped cream or à la mode with vanilla ice cream. Use a fine strainer to sprinkle pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon on top.

If you’re more of a chocolate person, this Snickers slab pie from Pillsbury is sure to hit the spot. It combines Snickers bars, cream cheese, peanut butter and just four more simple ingredients for one indulgent treat. This candy-based pie would be great to serve at a Halloween party.


The slab pie format also works for fruit-based pies, including apple, peach and blueberry.

For something completely different, how about this Strawberry Pop-Tart slab pie? It takes your favorite childhood breakfast treat and transforms it into a homemade dessert that the whole family will enjoy. Once you try it, you’ll never go back to the storebought pastry again!

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Do you have a favorite slab pie recipe?