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!
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!
I 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!
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!
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
- Margarine, melted
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Roll out chilled pie dough on a lightly floured board.
- Cut dough into thin strips.
- Brush with melted margarine.
- Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
- Space the dough on parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes until lightly brown.
- Serve with your favorite jam!