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meg tucker
meg tucker

strawberry slab pie bars

Strawberry pie is the pure definition of summer with crispy pie crust and juicy sweet strawberry filling. MADE even easier by making on a sheet pan, your pie dreams will come true in a fraction of the time!

strawberry slab pie bars

Strawberry pie is the pure definition of summer with crispy pie crust and juicy sweet strawberry filling. MADE even easier by making on a sheet pan, your pie dreams will come true in a fraction of the time!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Comfort Flavour
Keyword bars, pie, strawberry
Author Meg Tucker

Equipment

  •  Bowls
  • Sheet pan
  • Pastry cutter or 2 butter knives
  • Parchment paper or silicone liner
  • Cutting board
  • Box grater
  • Rolling Pin
  • Pastry brush or something to brush a little egg or butter on top of your pie

Ingredients

PIE CRUST

  • 4 1/2 cups 585 gm all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup 230 gm frozen unsalted butter salted would be ok too
  • 14 tbsp 200 gm very cold shortening 1 cup is 16 tablespoons, so this is ALMOST 1 cup
  • 10 tbsp ice water

FOR THE FILLING

  • 4 ½ cups strawberries cut into little pieces
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp salt

TOPPING

  • 2 tbsp coarse decorating or raw sugar regular granulated sugar works too
  • 1 egg

Instructions

LET’S MAKE THE CRUST

  • Mix the flour and salt and sugar together in a large bowl
  • Add the cubes of cold shortening and grate in the butter. You can also grate all of it, both the shortening and the butter. Please use a BOX grater, so it looks like shredded cheese.
  • Using a pastry cutter or two forks, cut in the butter and shortening until the mixture resembles coarse meal
  • Slowly drizzle icy cold water 1 tbsp at a time, stopping when dough starts to clump together.
  • Form the dough into a ball. Divide in half. Flatten each half into 1-inch thick discs using your hands
  • Wrap each tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 30 mins up to overnight.

LET’S MAKE THE FILLING

  • Combine the strawberries, brown sugar, sugar, cornstarch, salt, and vanilla extract in a large bowl.
  • Set aside for a few minutes while we get the sheet pan ready

LET’S ASSEMBLE THE PIE

  • Preheat an oven to 375 degrees.
  • Prepare an egg wash by whisking 1 egg with 1 teaspoons of water. Set aside
  • Roll out one half of your dough on a floured counter until it’s a rectangle, about the size of your sheet pan (you can use a smaller sheet pan, or a larger one. You can also make galettes, or small hand pies if you prefer.
  • Transfer the first crust down onto the sheet pan or baking dish.
  • Gently press the dough into the edges of the pan, leaving about ¾” “overhang” and if there is extra you can trim off the edges.
  • Use some excess dough to fill in spots where the dough may have cracked or wasn’t long enough.
  • Sprinkle your prepared fruit into the pan and spread out to fill evenly. If your berries have made a ton of excess juice, you can drain a few tablespoons of it.
  • Roll out your remaining piece of dough to a rectangle. Roll the dough onto your rolling pin and transfer it to the pie.
  • Center the pie top on the pan and fold the bottom edge over the top, crimping with your fingers as desired. Use a knife to vent the pie and brush the egg wash over the top crust.
  • Sprinkle with demerara sugar if desired. Brush an egg wash, milk or butter if you want to get a little extra colour. Bake in the preheated oven for 50-55 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the filling inside is bubbling. **If you are making smaller pies, you will not necessarily need as much time.
  • Rotate the pie during baking as needed to brown evenly if your oven has hot spots.

want more din-spiration?

Looking to use up some more strawberries? Enjoy these, chocolate chimichangas!

SOO GOOD! Enjoy! Meg xo

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