The New Kind of Left-Over…
Our office has a long-standing obsession with Stacy’s Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips. In fact, I stopped buying them because eating them became a collective effort (sorry, co-workers!). Something about the crunchy, sugary goodness was addictive…and expensive (think bag-a-day addictive, my friends)!
During the holiday seasons, it seems everyone becomes a baker. Deliciousness (and calories) abounds. Seriouseats.com recently posted a recipe from CakeSpy.com with a suggestion of what to do if you find yourself with pie dough scraps. Immediately, my interest was piqued. The best part about this recipe is there are NO measurements! (I mean, does anyone else always get confused between TSP and TBSP?!?)
If I find myself baking a pie this holiday season, you know what I will be doing with the leftover dough. Dare I say it…are pie fries the new pita chips?!?
Pie dough scraps from cutting a 10-inch pie
Melted butter, to taste
Nutmeg or other spices of your choice
Jam or preserves, for dipping
1. Collect your pie dough scraps. They may already be in silvers; if not, put them together into one clump and roll out. It’s ok if the dough looks slightly lumpy when rolled out.
2. Slice the dough into “fries”, approximately the size of fast food restaurant-style fries.
3. Place the cut “fries” on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
4. Using a pastry brush, brush dough with as little or as much butter as you’d like.
5. Sprinkle with sugar, cinnamon, and any other spices you’d like.
6. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 10 minutes or until crispy around the edges.
7. Serve with jam or preserves on the side.
Posted by Alyssa