Pie Dough “Fries”

Pie Dough Fries

My Thanksgiving weekend was great!  My friends and I all got together to celebrate with a huge pot luck meal.  As always, I brought pies.  A few days later I was stuck with a problem that comes up often.  What should I do with my leftover pie dough?  If you are like me, you wrap up the extra pie dough, stick it in the fridge or freezer for “later use”. Then at some point it gets thrown out.  What a waste!

Perfect Pie Dough Fries

I was determined to find a use for my pie dough scraps.  After a quick google search I found lots of great ideas!  Some involved frying, others involved fillings, but I was looking for something quick and easy.  Pie dough “fries” was the perfect solution!

Pie Dough Fries With Fluted Wheel CutterI took out my refrigerated pie dough, and rolled it out thin.  Using a fluted pastry wheel cutter I cut out strips of dough.  I brushed the dough with melted margarine and sprinkled the dough with lots of cinnamon and sugar.  I spaced them out on a parchment lined baking sheet and baked them at 375 degrees F for about 15 minutes.  That’s it!  No more leftover dough!

Pie Dough Fries With Jam Dipping Sauce

 I love how these look like those crimped french fries, how fun!  If you don’t have a fluted cutter, you can just as easily use a knife to make homestyle fries.  The pie dough I used for these (recipe here) is not a sweet dough so I made sure to sprinkle it with lots and lots of sugar, but it was still a little savory.  To sweeten it up a bit more I served the “fries” with a side of cherry jam.  What’s great about this, is that it sort of looks like ketchup!

Pie Dough Fries Served With Jam

I’m sure you could get pretty creative with the dipping sauces.  These would be so cute for a dessert table!  I might have to make a batch of pie dough just for these “fries”!

Pie Dough "Fries"
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Ingredients
  • Pie Dough
  • Margarine, melted
  • sugar
  • cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Roll out chilled pie dough on a lightly floured board.
  4. Cut dough into thin strips.
  5. Brush with melted margarine.
  6. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
  7. Space the dough on parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes until lightly brown.
  8. Serve with your favorite jam!

  • These are just too cute! And super easy, too! I have so many pie scraps in my freezer. I’d use a neutral liquid oil or coconut instead of melting a solid oil (see our facebook page, we’re not fans of margarine).

    • Thanks! Using a healthier fat would be a great idea and I’m sure it would work beautifully!

  • Love the idea of making something new with scraps. Then you can say you used everything!

  • What a great idea! I always end up with leftover pie dough in the fridge and it very rarely makes it to a second dessert. Now I’m looking forward to having leftover! Thanks for sharing it!

  • great idea! the scraps dont even make it to my freezer since i know ill eventually throw them out, but now that i have this idea to turn to, ill keep them.

    great pictures!

  • I LOVE pie dough fries and yours look absolutely beautiful. Mine are always just messy scraps 🙂

  • This is so cute and I love the pictures, amazing. Also, I love your pie dough, after success with the first two for Thanksgiving I froze the rest and made a Dark Chocolate tart for Shabbat the following week, my husband wants to know when I will make that again.