pie dough surprise

[28 Jan 2009 | By | 8 Comments]

pie crust
I figure everyone makes this special treat with leftover pie dough. Am I right?

I grew up with this little treat.

When we were on our snowy, cabin-in-the-woods vacation, I brought two frozen pie crusts. One I used to make quiche; but we were low on eggs so instead of making a second quiche, I made this little treat for dessert one night. And I scored: my boys loved it.

I don’ t make it very often, and you don’t need a whole pie crust to make it—any little leftover crust will do.

Just roll out the dough, place on a cookie sheet, brush with soft butter and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Bake at 400 for 12 minutes; or 350 for 15. Temperature and time is flexible; just aim for dough that is cooked through and starting to have tinges of golden brown around the edges.

You can even upgrade, if it makes you feel better: whole wheat organic pie crust, organic unsalted butter, organic raw sugar and cinnamon. Almost good for you, in a responsible-while-eating-dessert sort of way. It is the new year after all, you gotta live a little.

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  • Nate said (28 January 2009 at 4:17 pm):

    Very nice! I’m sure it was a tasty snack!

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  • Andrea said (28 January 2009 at 4:44 pm):

    I’ve never had that, but I’m going to try it the next time I have leftover dough.

  • Gwen said (28 January 2009 at 7:13 pm):

    Mmm, I always make these too. But I’m soooo naughty! I generally eat all of them before anyone else even realizes that I’ve made them. I know I should share…

  • Cheryl A said (29 January 2009 at 10:09 pm):

    That’s exactly what I do! Or, if there is enough, I make hand pies – just one or two.

  • Amanda said (30 January 2009 at 1:14 am):

    That’s such a good idea. I love cinnamon and sugar.

  • Kate said (30 January 2009 at 8:09 am):

    Sugar Pie!

    We grew up with Sugar Pie too- leftover scraps from trimming the crust. I loved it so much that one Christmas I made up a batch of pie dough, rolled it out and baked it as Sugar Pie. My siblings thought I was brilliant.

    Now I want some Sugar Pie!

  • Jamie said (30 January 2009 at 11:11 am):

    Mmmm, I love this kind of improv baking and I love anything smeared with butter and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar.

  • The Food Hunter said (4 February 2009 at 10:51 pm):

    What a great idea. I’ll be trying this one for sure.