Slab pie night

October 25, 2013


Our church has been going through some renovations, and tomorrow (today/Satuday) there is going to be a tailgate party to celebrate that the parking lot is finished. It’s a great idea – afterward they will hand out tickets to Concordia’s football game (which I’m not going to attend) – but since it’s a social event that involves food, I am stressed out.

There is no food in this house. We are way off on our ‘shop on Sunday after church’ schedule, so the cupboards are a might bare. I figured I could buys some stuff for sandwiches in the morning, but tonight I could maybe make a pie with the four apples on the counter.

One of the websites I frequent had a post about slab pie, so I thought it must be fate. (It doesn’t use as much apple as a regular pie and is more portable.)

The problem was that my little pan is also the one I used for steaming the oven back in my bread-worship days, so it is SOOOOOOO discolored I was ashamed to use it. The word is ‘seasoned’, but the other word is ’embarrassing’. I started scrubbing it with just a regular nylon scrubber, but that was only making it clean and smooth – not scraping it down to inner metal. I grubbed around in the basement and found some steel wool!


Whoa! It looks much better, right?


I scrubbed it some more after this picture (wink), so it’s super clean under the pie.

I used the egg/vinegar/shortening recipe like my Mom’s, and I think it will be just fine.


I did add some craisins to bulk up the fruit, although I know that’s going to gross some kids out.


That will be just fine. More slab pie for me!

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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8 Responses to “Slab pie night”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Hehe… You’re a magician with baked goods. Nothing in the house, then suddenly a giant pie.


  2. Deborah Said on:

    Wow! I agree with Brad. And the craisins are genius!


  3. Lauren's dad Said on:

    You did carry out the formula correctly: pie are square!!!


  4. Kristi Said on:

    Incredible. I couldn’t have dreamed that up. Ever.


  5. Lauren's mom Said on:

    Mmmmm….cranapple pie!


  6. Jane Sommerer Said on:

    The pie looks great. I feel sorry for your hands having to scrub so hard.


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