What do to with that leftover pie crust? Well, pie crust chips, of course!
These chips were made from the scraps of our all-butter flaky pie crust
Ok, I know, this is kind of a no-brainer. But seriously, who doesn’t love to make pie crust chips with their leftover pie crust scraps? I remember making these every year growing up – it was like the ultimate kid participation: to roll out the remainder dough, cut out some strips, sprinkle on a simple cinnamon-sugar combo, and then bake those little suckers! I loved it. I got to munch on pie chips all day while the Thanksgiving spread was getting prepared. Overall, a win for all!
And how awesome are these? Tammy found these cute little Pie Crust Cutters on Amazon to pretty up your pies – also it’s a great way to “label” them, so to speak, if they are a double-crust pie…..and of course they are great for the scraps, too! I like these ones in particular because it cuts the crust like a cookie cutter, and then has the little spring center to basically print a design on them. The ones in this set are: apple, cherry, heart, maple leaf.
Paula Deen has a set as well – a bit more expensive, but hers are more exclusively Fall oriented: pumpkin, maple leaf, holly leaves, apple.
I’ve always just enjoyed my pie crust chips plain with the cinnamon sugar, but they would go great with some homemade caramel sauce, or a fruit butter (maybe the apple or plum? I can’t even choose because I love them both so very much). Or I found this idea on the Pillsbury website to make Pie Crust Chip Dessert “Nachos” (aka drizzled with hot fudge, caramel, and chopped nuts).
Make sure to get your kids involved in all of the baking festivities and give them a hand at these pie crust chips! It makes for great memories.
Cinnamon Sugar Sprinkled Pie Crust Chips
- Leftover scraps from double-crusty pastry all-butter, all-shortening, or store bought
- 1 beaten egg for egg wash optional,
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Roll out your leftover uncooked pie crust scraps.
Cut out desired shapes, or use knife to cut into strips.
Brush with your egg wash (optional).
Sprinkle on cinnamon sugar mixture.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until chips turn golden brown.
Eat plain, dip in caramel, fruit butter, or whatever else sounds good!
Dress it Up:
Add a little more flavor by sprinkling on some fresh ground nutmeg, clove, allspice, or all of the above!
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