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A traditional slice of pie makes poor finger food, but a slab pie is meant to be taken in hand and eaten. Typically made with an apple filling, our version uses sour cherries instead, although it also works well with blueberries.




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  • cakepielover
    7 APR, 2012
    We have a sour cherry tree in the backyard and I have tried making cherry pie several times. The flavor is always the best but the pie always comes out runny no matter what I try. This slab pie recipe comes out perfect, not runny, excellent taste and perfect flaky crust if you follow the directions. I give this recipe 5 stars and will not be making regular pies now that I have this recipe. SOOOOO GOOD!!!!
  • amhmc
    3 AUG, 2011
    Just made this for the first time after seeing the recipe a few years ago in Martha Stewart Baking. Picked the cherries in the 90 degree heat this afternoon, pitted them, and baked this. It turns out very well-easy to cut which I was worried about. Tastes like a giant cherry homemade Pop Tart! I couldn't stop my family from devouring it!!
  • jmhnath
    21 FEB, 2011
    where can you buy sour cherries? I can't find them anywhere, it's driving me nuts!
  • MS10124769
    11 JUN, 2010
    we just checked on this pie in the oven and it is leaking so much juice!!! is that alright? it smells delicious, but we're worried about all the juice coming out. is it because we used fresh cherries?! we'll see how it turns out.
  • Idyman
    20 JUN, 2009
  • sheilajh28
    30 DEC, 2007
    I made this pie for my family's Christmas celebration with frozen cherries from our farm. It was the hit of the night and so easy to make, take the time to chill the dough and keep everything very cold. Martha is right, it makes everything very flaky. Thanks for the great recipe

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