Glazed Apple Pan Pie

Ever since the first of November rolled around I have been thinking about Thanksgiving and menu planning. Oh, and I’ve even thought about Christmas goodies, yes I know, it’s over a month away. There’s just something about the first of November that makes me start thinking about all of the good food I can cook and bake over the coming weeks!

One of my favorite Thanksgiving foods is plain ole’ apple pie. I’ve always liked it and often requested it for my birthday growing up. This pan pie is a play off of a favorite traditional. Two layers of buttery, flaky crust encasing a layer of tart and spicy apples. Using more brown sugar than white sugar gives the filling a hint of caramel taste. All of this is topped with a light vanilla infused glaze that is sweet enough to make this pie stand alone with no need for whipped topping or ice cream. Though ice cream is rarely a bad thing! :)

This pie is perfect for feeding a large group of people. You can go through the same amount of work as a regular pie and feed almost twice as many people. Also, this recipe doubles well to fit a 15 x 10 x 1 baking sheet. If you’re looking for a way to reduce the stress and work of a get together, give this pie a try!

Glazed Apple Pan Pie

Yield: 12 servings


  • For the Crust
  • 2 1/2 C all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 C non-salted butter, cold
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 + 1/4 C water, as needed to form dough
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • For the Filling
  • 6 1/2 C thinly sliced apples
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 1/4 C sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • For the Glaze
  • 1/4 C confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp water
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. In a large bowl, combine apples, lemon juice, vanilla, sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger. Set aside.
  3. Stir together flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda in another large bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or two forks until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add in 1/3 cup water and egg. Toss with a fork just until dough forms a ball. Add additional 1/4 cup water as needed to make dough come together.
  4. Divide dough in half. Roll out one half to fit the bottom and sides of a quarter-sized sheet pan (about a 9×13 ).  Press dough into the bottom of pan.
  5. Spread apples and juices that have formed over the top. Roll out the other half of the dough to fit over the top and place over the filling. Crimp edges. Brush with milk and sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  6. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown and filling bubbles.
  7. Remove pan to a wire rack to cool for ten minutes.
  8. Combine glaze ingredients and drizzle glaze over the top.
  9. Serve warm.
  10. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.


This recipe is linked with Cast Party Wednesday, Crazy Sweet TuesdayTastetastic Thursday, Trick or Treat TuesdayWeekend Potluck.

This recipe is linked with Crazy for Crust’s Pi Day Party.

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  1. Bookmarking it! It looks fabulous!

  2. This looks fab!!! I’m way more into apple pie than pumpkin and I’m also dreaming about Christmas goodies!

  3. What a great way to do Apple Pie! Never thought of that before but now I’m so trying this. Thanks ! :)

  4. I love the method for this! Looks great!

    And pretty much all I can think about is food also. So much for the diet… I’m cooking whatever my little heart desires! :)

  5. I SO need this in my life! I love how simple it is–the homemade crust enveloping the filling all around, and no need to flute the edges… perfection! And it has a glaze! *happy dance*

  6. apple pie is classic! i was thinking of making pie this weekend….maybe this is the way to go. :)

  7. anything involving more pie sounds like a wonderful idea to me :) love this recipe girl!

  8. Apple pie is one of my all-time favorites too and this version looks deeeelicious. You’re making me hungry now!!

  9. Love this one – there is an apple orchard I love to go to every fall specifically for their “apple squares” which look just like this. It doesn’t get any better than this! :)

  10. I know this pie is supposed to feed a lot of people but I think I can finish this myself! :)

  11. Oh my god, Jessica. This looks amazing! I want to make this right now – I love apple desserts! :)

  12. Love it, Jessica! The pan twist on it makes it so fun!

  13. Your crust looks perfectly flaky, this is such a great party idea!

  14. I have lost my apple slab pie recipe and yours is the closest to it that I’ve seen! Hooray!!!! I can’t wait to make it again!!! THANK YOU!!!

  15. Looks delicious! I am bookmarking this to make! Thanks for always sharing such yummy treats!

  16. a pan pie?? this is so freaking clever jessica! much less fussy than a traditional pie. And apple is my very favorite type of pie. heck, it is my FAVORITE dessert! I am an apple pie fool :)

  17. Love, love, love pan pies! Love them even more with glaze. This looks awesome, Jessica!

  18. I love this apple kick you’ve been on, so many great apple recipes. This looks like the perfect dessert to bring to a potlock im going to this week.

  19. I love apple pie!! I love that this will feed my entire clan at Christmas!!

  20. Looks amazing!!!

  21. I am SOOOO ready for Christmas/T-Day menu planning also! And the only thing better than pie…is a pie/cake combo. Two for one. 😛 LOVE IT!

  22. This apple pan pie looks outstanding! We’re huge apple pie fans around here, too! I like the simplicity of this recipe and that it feeds a lot. Your blog is really yummy…I’ll be back for a visit! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a note in my kitchen. Those brownies are truly divine. :)

  23. My husband lives and breathes for apple pie–I’m making him this version next time so he has extra. This looks great, Jessica!

  24. Love this spin on a classic! It would be perfect for a big gathering too! YUM!

  25. I love the idea of this as a bar…I amnot a fan of apple pie(i know i know don’t judge lol) but as a bar now this I love!

  26. Delicious! I have been wanting to do a “slab” pie, they just look so fun and so easy!

  27. I loooove this. So pretty! I don’t know if I’d share or not… :)

  28. Yes please! I wonder if I could make this with our cast iron pan… Yum!

  29. Bookmarking! Sounds amazing.

  30. Apple pie has always been my favorite! I love your pan version, and only wish I got to celebrate American Thanksgiving, though I may just have to find another excuse to make this!

  31. I just have to bring your attention to a typo. Ice cream is NEVER a bad thing.

    Unless it’s healthy ice cream. That stuff’s no good. :)

  32. Drool! This is such a creative take on apple pie, and without all the fuss. Love it!

  33. I love the idea of a pan pie, perfect for the holidays!

  34. Oooohhh I love the idea of a pan pie. So great when you have a big group to serve because you can cut them up into smaller serving pieces than a traditional round pie. Lovin’ the glaze too. Pinning!

  35. I’ve done slab pies before but I love the addition of the glaze! YUM!

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