This is the first slab pie I’ve ever made and I have to say, I am all for it.
The crust to filling ratio is perfect. For me, pie is all about the crust. It must be flakey, it must be buttery and it must be tender. With the surface area of a slab pie, you get more of it per slice.
They are easier to cut into. There’s less filling and crust to cut through on the edges.
It is very geometrically satisfying. Cute, square pieces of pie? What’s not to love?
No leakage. I’ve only made one but there was no leakage in sight for this one.
Ice cream stays more easily on top of each slice. Again, there’s more surface area for ice cream to melt onto for an even pie to ice cream ratio.
They cool faster. And no surprise… because of surface area.