Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Chips Apple Slab Pie

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Chips Apple Slab Pie

As it turns out, you can make pretty much anything with cookie chips. Who knew? I mean, I knew they were addictive, but versatility is also a huge plus.

Apple pie has always been a little bit of a seasonal question mark for me. It comes out at Thanksgiving, so that would suggest that it’s an autumnal food. But then it also comes out for summer potlucks, and that makes it…summer food? Instead of remaining confused, I’ve decided that apple pie is American, delicious, and year-round.

Slab pie is even better. That’s when you bake pie into a square or rectangular pan instead of a pie plate. Nothing is more satisfying than a lovely rectangular slab of apple pie. That is, of course, unless you up the ante. This apple slab pie is covered in Hannah Max oatmeal raisin cookie chips crumble, and it’s impossible to stop eating.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Chips Apple Slab Pie

When my son saw me opening a cookie chips bag this morning, his eyes lit up. “Oatmeal raisin? Yay, my favorite!” No, I still don’t understand how this child is related to me. I head straight for the chocolate chip. But while he was busy surreptitiously pulling cookie chips out of the bag as I baked and pretended not to notice, I grabbed a couple too. I’m not normally an oatmeal raisin girl, but these? I can make an exception for these.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Chips Apple Slab Pie

The thing is, I’m not sure we ever truly know ourselves. That applies to food preferences, which change over time, and just who we are in general, which changes even more. I used to be all about striving for perfection and being invincible. I thought those were characteristics that a modern woman should have.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Chips Apple Slab Pie

Turns out, life and time along with motherhood have been pretty big game-changers. Not only do I no longer want to be perfect, but I think it’s actually a flaw to strive for flawlessness. Good enough is, well, good enough. I say that a lot. And perfect sure is boring. As for being invincible, well, that’s just stupid. We shouldn’t walk around being super vulnerable all the time, sure. But when did seeming completely imperturbable become the thing to do? It can be stronger to show our human side sometimes.

Like, I epic fail in baking. A lot. And these photos were hard to take. So there. I just shared.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Chips Apple Slab Pie

Luckily, the recipe today was not an epic fail at all. While I’m not usually the biggest apple pie girl, I could not stop eating this. The bottom crust is made from my five-minute, no equipment needed pie dough. It’s easy and amazing. The middle is apple pie filling. Nope, I’m not going to stand around peeling and slicing in summer. There’s a beach chair outside with my name on it, and life is short. The top is a simple crumble made up of broken oatmeal raisin cookie chips, butter and sugar. That’s it.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Chips Apple Slab Pie

Inside of half an hour, the best apple slab pie ever will be in front of you, begging for vanilla ice cream on top. But it’s pretty dang good plain, too. Besides, even though I wasn’t expecting this to be a dessert I ate way too much of, life is fun like that. We might change over time, but that’s a good thing. Our tastes change and so do our expectations of ourselves, and both bring us closer and closer to the elusive question of who, deep down, we really are.

 

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Chips Apple Slab Pie

Ingredients

Crust
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 and 1/4 cups flour
Filling
21-oz. can apple pie filling
Topping
2 tablespoons cold butter, cut into pieces
1/2 package Hannah Max oatmeal raisin cookie chips
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Coat an 8-inch square pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the melted butter with the sugar, salt and vanilla until blended. Add the flour gradually and mix until a dough forms. If the dough is too soft, let it sit for a few minutes
  3. Press the dough into the prepared pan, working it evenly along the bottom and a little bit up the sides. Prick the bottom with a fork. Bake for 15 minutes until firm and slightly puffy.
  4. Remove the pan from the oven and spread the apple pie filling evenly over the top.
  5. In a bowl, crumble broken pieces of the oatmeal raisin cookie chips with the cold butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. When all is combined into a coarse crumb texture, spread the topping onto the apple pie filling.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden and bubbly. Cut into squares. Serve warm or at room temperature, but do not chill.
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Mir

I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    I love how versatile chocolate chip cookies are, it’s so fun to mix up the ingredients! These little pies sound delicious! What a creative combination, Mir! I love the chocolate and apple combo. I think I would definitely slather this with some vanilla ice cream. Yum!
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    1. Mir

      Chocolate chip and apple sounds good, but this time it was oatmeal raisin, Gayle! I’ll try chocolate next time. 😉

  2. Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg

    Preach girl! I love that you embrace the “good enough” mentality. I need to work on that. I’m very hard on myself. Not that I try to be perfect, but I’m kind of critical of myself. I’m trying to find a good balance between making mistakes and finding success. This slab pie…insane! I need to get my hands on these cookies you’re talking about. 😀
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    1. Mir

      I’m telling you, Erin, we are the most critical of ourselves. We need to increase the self-love!

  3. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    I think apple pie is an all year food. Really, it should be an every day food. Plus, adding chocolate chips to anything is going to be a good idea.
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    1. Mir

      You are going to get absolutely no arguments from me there, Dannii. But there are no chocolate chips in this. I should do that, though!

  4. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    This is like the best mix-up ever!!! SLAB PIE!!!! and hilarious. . Oatmeal raisin was my fave cookie as a kid. . Don’t ask me why. . I have no idea . . and YES! gosh, no one is perfect and those who strive to be perfect are going to be chasing their tails in a circle forever . . too tiring. . and who has time for that?! love this slab pie, Mir!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Alice! I really want to ask you why it was your fave, but I’ll leave you alone. 🙂 The whole perfection thing just means you’ll be unhappy always. I had to let it go!

  5. Sues

    I love oatmeal raisin and clearly need to get my hands on some of these cookie chips!!
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    1. Mir

      You totally do, Sues! Very, very addictive. Very.

  6. Sam @ SugarSpunRun

    I like your philosophy on things 🙂 I also like this recipe, I’m not a raisin person myself (normally) but this sounds awesome!
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    1. Mir

      Me neither, but I love these, Sam!

  7. Manali @ CookWithManali

    We are our worst critic! that needs to change! I love this pie Mir, sounds so delicious with the cookies on top!!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Manali! I hope people do try and change their inner critics!

  8. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    Oatmeal raisin cookie chips sound amazing and love it with the apple! So much rich flavor!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Medha! I always forget how awesome apple pie is until I eat it once again!

  9. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    A cookie chip crumble. Oh wow…that’s a game changer!
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    1. Mir

      I love playing with crumble, Dorothy. There are so many ways to get that perfect topping!

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