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What do you like to do with left over pie crust?

jword2001 Jul 12, 2007 03:37 PM

My Grandmother, would put it in a dish of whatever size was required for the left over piece, then smear it with canned milk,sprinkle on sugar,and cinnamon then bake until golden brown...what an awesome treat for something I am told a lot of folks throw away...what do you do with yours?

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    Alice Letseat Jul 12, 2007 03:41 PM

    Almost the same thing...but with butter, brown sugar, and sometimes a few raisins, rolled like a little pastry cigar....

    1. cheri Jul 12, 2007 03:41 PM

      Wow this brings back memories, my mother would make us tiny tarts or mini-turnovers with the extra pie dough, filling with jam, often strawberry - mmmmmm delicious! I haven't had one in years, am tempted to make one now!

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        lisaf Jul 12, 2007 10:14 PM

        I just spread it with jam and roll it up and bake.

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          soupkitten Jul 13, 2007 07:08 PM

          yes my grandma baked pies professionally for dept. stores, and passed her pie-crust kung-fu to my mom. we'd always make jam tarts from the scraps of dough. as i got older i was given the scraps to roll out and shape while my mom was working. the tarts i made would go on a cookie sheet below the pie as it baked and my brother and i would eat the jam tart hot out of the oven-- it would keep us from messing with the pie when it came out of the oven later!

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          JudiAU Jul 12, 2007 04:01 PM

          We make a dinner pie of some sort, chicken, beef & beer, or vegetarian.

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            sds Jul 12, 2007 04:02 PM

            My mother in law makes cinnamon rolls! just mix some cinnamon, sugar and butter, roll it up and bake!! Not too sweet and delicious!

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              smartie Jul 12, 2007 04:08 PM

              i roll mine flat and long, spread strawberry jam, raisins and cocoa powder (not chocolate powder) and sometimes some cinnamon, roll it up lengthways and slice into one inch slices and bake till brown. yummy. (cover sheet with foil as it's a pain to clean).

            2. Enorah Jul 12, 2007 04:43 PM


              Last time, we rolled it, filled it with chocolate tempered with a little bit of milk and pistachios. In one we added raspberry jam as well. Sprinkled sugar on top. Baked it.

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                HillJ Jul 12, 2007 04:44 PM

                I wrap it around a pear and bake it in the toaster oven until tender and serve with ice cream.

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                  harryharry Jul 12, 2007 04:53 PM

                  After rolling out pie crust, which I really don't like to do, I make thumbprint cookies - just blobs of dough, stick your thumb in them to make a bowl and fill with jam, sprinkle with sugar and bake.

                  1. Emme Jul 12, 2007 04:57 PM

                    Bake it off, then break into pieces and add to your ice cream maker along with sauteed apple bits, once a good batch of cinnamon ice cream starts to firm up.

                    1. revsharkie Jul 13, 2007 04:29 PM


                      Roll the leftover dough out, smear it with butter, sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon, and roll it up tightly. Then slice the roll about half an inch thick. Lay out on baking sheet and bake at 425 for 10 minutes. (That's the same temperature I bake my pies at, so they go right in with the pie.)

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                        emily Jul 14, 2007 06:47 AM

                        This is exactly what my grandmother would do -- so good. But she called them something else that I can't remember now.

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                          Schmitt Jul 15, 2007 06:41 AM


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                            emilief Jul 15, 2007 10:09 AM

                            my grandmother called them tuzzie muzzies.

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                              Raedia Jul 15, 2007 10:17 AM

                              Those were Gobblies in our house.

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                                litchick Jul 15, 2007 12:57 PM

                                In ours, "poor man's pie." A holdover from my gma's depression-era kitchen I think.

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                                Enorah Jul 15, 2007 03:18 PM

                                My honey called his variety schmekels

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                                  diablita FL Jul 15, 2007 03:27 PM

                                  that's hilarious! for those that don't know, 'schmeckel' is the Yiddish word for a small schmuck, or for a little man with a little schmuck (and if you don't know what the word schmuck literally means in Yiddish, you can google it)

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                                    Enorah Jul 15, 2007 03:56 PM


                                    I knew someone here would find that funny

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                                  rogueKitty Dec 27, 2009 03:04 PM

                                  I roll the dough flat, cut it into strips, then braid or twist the strips into spirals; butter, sugar, and cinnamon them and call them (very cleverly) "dough twisties," or "flaties!" (Ha ha!) They really are dough-licious!

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                                  amy_rc Jul 14, 2007 05:35 PM

                                  I love reading this b/c so many of these are similar, but we all call them something else. My mom calls her's DooDads.

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                                    HillJ Jul 15, 2007 08:26 AM

                                    mock rugelach!

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                                    zingey123 Aug 3, 2009 08:34 AM

                                    My bumblebees are in the Oven right now and they smell so good! I haven't had breakfast yet and I was searching for a good recipe, and I saw I had some leftover pie crust. So I searched and saw this! And its awesome!!!!! Thank you so much!!

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                                    jennod Jul 13, 2007 07:01 PM

                                    My grandmother would call this a "Piggy." Leftover pie crust folded around any leftover fruit from the real pies.

                                    1. zorra Jul 14, 2007 07:28 AM

                                      I never have any! My husband is very disappointed if I do anything with it, other then let him eat it raw!

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                                        mollyomormon Jul 15, 2007 08:50 PM

                                        Mmmm...raw pie dough is one of my favorite treats around the holidays!

                                      2. toodie jane Jul 15, 2007 05:24 PM

                                        cut out little round shapes and fill with "nippy" cheese, my mom's term for sharp cheddar. Crimp and bake and oh! man, these are good!

                                        1. ipsedixit Jul 15, 2007 08:56 PM

                                          Spread with ricotta cheese and honey, roll, and bake.

                                          Or wrap it around a banana and bake.

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                                            Lisbet Jul 16, 2007 04:37 PM

                                            On the internet, go to... http://www.aish.com/family/cooking/Ea...

                                            Scroll down until you come to "Leftover Pie Dough". In the past I have made the cheese straws.

                                            1. jinet12 Jul 18, 2007 05:05 AM

                                              My Mother cut the remaining pie crust in different shapes, and did exactly the same thing...It was wonderful

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                                                karykat Aug 3, 2009 09:40 AM

                                                One thing to do is roll out little pieces of dough and overlap them on top of a fruit cobbler.

                                                Like a pie but easier without a bottom crust.

                                                Bittman has the recipe for it in a recent New York Times:


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                                                    lgss Aug 3, 2009 03:09 PM

                                                    We made schnieterflicken (sp? German for tailor's scraps). Similar but cut into pieces and with margarine instead of the canned milk.

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