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What other uses are there for a not so great pie crust?

RedVelvet Nov 28, 2009 02:28 PM

I used a new recipe for pie crust this year, and it came out a bit too dough-ey (gluten developed? maybe wrong proportions?) It was ok, but not great, not flaky and buttery - although I used 3 sticks of butter for 3 1/2 cups flour.
Well, too late to troubleshoot now, but I'm left with a disc of dough that I don't want to throw away.
Any ideas about what I can make with that dough other than pie crust?

  1. Paulustrious Nov 29, 2009 02:48 AM

    Jam turnovers.

    It would go well on top of a meat pie it it were not sweet.

    1. ipsedixit Nov 28, 2009 08:19 PM

      Make biscuits.

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      1. re: ipsedixit
        RedVelvet Nov 28, 2009 11:44 PM

        I'll remember that for the future. Made the pinwheels, cinnamon and gruyere - http://www.flickr.com/photos/loladear...

        Thank you all. They're great snacks and they won't last long - half gone already.

        1. re: ipsedixit
          MMRuth Dec 2, 2009 03:24 PM

          Not to be an idiot, but how do you make biscuits out of pie crust?

          1. re: MMRuth
            ipsedixit Dec 2, 2009 07:59 PM

            The ratio of fat to flour in a biscuit is about the same as in pie crust: 1:3. Biscuits just happen to have more liquid and leavening.

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          RedVelvet Nov 28, 2009 04:00 PM

          Thank you all, I think I'll do the rolls, both with sugar-cinnamon and cheese - sounds great.
          rworange - I dont hate it, it just wasn't great as a pie crust. Actually, the crimped rim was good, which is why I think the roll idea is great.
          I'll let you know how it came out, and again many-many thanks. :)

          1. rworange Nov 28, 2009 03:23 PM

            I say this without sarcasm. For stuff I really, really hate ... seagull, pigeon, duck, geese food. You get the pleasure of feeding wildlife ... which will eat most anything ... and not wasting anything.

            For meaty disasters and leftovers ... the dogs next door love me.

            1. MartiniGenie Nov 28, 2009 02:48 PM

              Hey, Red,

              Roll out like usual, melt some butter, brush on and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon then bake until golden. Old baker's use for scraps when the kids were hanging around looking for a nibble...


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              1. re: MartiniGenie
                MMRuth Nov 28, 2009 02:52 PM

                My mother always made those, and I still enjoy them. She would roll out the dough, sprinkle, then roll it up and slice it up, so they looked like miniature cinnamon rolls.

                1. re: MMRuth
                  Caitlin McGrath Nov 28, 2009 02:57 PM

                  My mother has done those, but she also does this on T-day, which might be good if RedVelvet wants something savory: Roll crust scraps in a long strip, fill with grated cheese and herbs of choice, fold over, crimp, bake, then cut in bite-size slices.

                  1. re: Caitlin McGrath
                    MartiniGenie Nov 28, 2009 03:17 PM

                    I omitted to leave them flat, but rolling them up sounds great! You could have either little cinnamon rolls or cookie/flatbread type snacks.

                    The savory ones sound like a very interesting possibility. Wonder which technique would be better; the fold, crimp and bake or roll, slice and bake...hummm

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