Pie Crust Pleasers

After making chicken pot pie last week, I had some leftover pie crust.  The thing about tender, flaky pie crust is that you shouldn’t touch it.  Don’t mess with it too much, or it gets tough.  Tough pie crust is not tasty pie crust.  And “not tasty” pie crust is just plain not worth it!

So, instead of messing with your crust and trying to make something out of it (like rolling it out again to make another pie crust, only to be disappointed when your crust doesn’t quite fit… and is now quite tough… wanna ask me how I know?) make Pie Crust Pleasers (I totally made up that name for this post… I don’t think these really have a name)! 

Simply lay your scraps in a pan as you cut them, and generously sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. 

"That MY job, Mommy."

"That MY job, Mommy."

Bake in a 350 oven for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown.

Mmmmm.  I remember fighting over these sharing these with my siblings growing up.  And my sister?  Don’t tell her I told you this, but I think she sometimes makes pie crust just to make these.  Yep.  She cuts the whole recipe into strips for Pie Crust Pleasers.  They are that good.

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18 Responses

  1. What a fantastic idea! I love it!!!

  2. Oh wow!
    My mom used to do this! She would always have a little dough left over & we’d get to roll it back out, lightly brush with melted butter, & sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Then we’d roll it up & slice it, so they looked like minature cinnamon rolls! We called them pin wheels.
    Thanks for reminding me!

  3. Yum! I like doing this with leftover puff pastry too =)

  4. Great idea I have not tried that.

  5. I might need to make up a pie crust just for this. YUMMY!

  6. Great idea and yummy too! 🙂

    Hey I love your little helper! Ooooo…is that a salt shaker I see being used for your cinnamon sugar mixture?? That’s a nifty idea too! 🙂

  7. My mom used to do this too. She would spread some butter on them also. We used to love these. Thanks.

  8. Hey there. Came over from TMTT.

    Wow, that’s a GREAT idea. I never would have thought to do that.

  9. This looks delicious! We may need to try this next time there is leftover pie crust!

  10. I’ve never thought of that! Now I really want to make a pie just to have some scraps. My two boys really love cinnamon sugar on toast and waffles, so they are sure to love these. Thanks!

  11. What a great memory! We did this too!

  12. Yum, yum. So glad you shared that with us. Thanks for participating in TMTT. Hope you keep coming back.

  13. My mom would do this all the time.
    Then I seen it in the stores selling them. I couldn’t help but laugh at something so simple.

  14. Great idea and it looks so yummy!

  15. Whenever my mother made pie, she used the “leftover” dough to make these treats. I used to wonder why she always has so much extra dough. When I had my children, I finally figured it out.

  16. I do that, too, except that I put margarine on them first. They take just 10 minutes on their own piece of foil on the same cookie sheet I put my homemade chicken pot pie on. Everyone likes them!

  17. I am making mozzarella pie tonight (with pie crust thankyouverymuch) and can’t wait to try this out!!

  18. I do a similar thing except I roll them out and then add butter and cinnamon and sugar. I love these!

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