If you think all pies need to be round, it’s time to think outside the box… or the circle. Slab pies and cheesecakes have all the sweet or savoury goodness of their well-rounded counterparts in a more angular form. Baked in square or sheet pans, these popular desserts are great for feeding a crowd — not to mention easier to slice up equally without needing any geometry.
Triple-Flavour Sheet Pan Cheesecake
If you can’t settle for one kind of cheesecake, you’ll want to make this easy homemade recipe. Baked in a sheet pan and topped with blueberry, mango and raspberry, your family will have fun choosing which flavour to try.
Four-Flavour Sheet Pan Pie
It can be hard to please a crowd, but this dessert has something for everyone. With apple, cherry, pumpkin and pecan baked up together for an easy dessert, no matter the side of your crowd.
Plum Slab Pie
Take advantage of stone-fruit season with this plum pie from Valerie Bertinelli. A pastry lattice forms diamonds across the top of the fruit that is scented with warming ginger and cinnamon — perfect for easing into cooler weather.
Get the recipe for Valerie Bertinelli’s Plum Slab Pie
French Apple Tart
Apricot jelly adds brightness, acidity and sweet sheen to this gloriously classy French apple tart from Ina Garten. This is simple food done remarkably well.
Chocolate-Pecan Butter Tart Crack
Chocolate bark and butter tarts combine for a crunchy and addictive treat made for gifting (or for keeping). Customize it with different types of chocolate and nuts for your own special twist.
Nectarine Raspberry Slab Pies
Think of this treat as like an oversized hand-pie. Feel free to mix and match your favourite fruit, swapping raspberries for blackberries or nectarines for peaches.
Festive Chocolate Bark
Chocolate and caramel are a match made in heaven, and you can make it part of your holiday treat table with this delectable recipe from Anna Olson. Homemade caramel is easier to make than you think, and the rest of the recipe is as simple as melting some chocolate and swirling the two together. Take it to the next level by sprinkling some crushed pretzels for some much-needed crunch.
Chocolate and Cherry Lattice Slab Pie
Chocolate and cherry are a classic combo that meet perfectly in this large sheet-pan pie. Fresh bing cherries and frozen both work for this dessert making it an easy dessert you can make any time of year.