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Jul 12, 2007 03:37 PM

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

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

    1. 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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      1. re: cheri

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

        1. re: cheri

          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!

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

          1. 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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            1. re: sds

              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. LOL!

              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.