Pie Crust Scraps (Using Up Leftovers)

Have any leftover pie crust scraps?

Well, don’t throw them away.

Roll them out, like 1 mm thin. Cut out as many 2-3 inch diameter circles as you can (even number of circles, please).

Apple Pie (Baked Hand Pies)
Apple Pie (Baked Hand Pies)

Lay the circles on a baking sheet covered with a silpat.

Add a half a spoonful of your favorite jam, and a half a spoonful of cream cheese mixture (if you want).

(Here shown with apple pie filling)

Apple Pie (Baked Hand Pies)
Apple Pie (Baked Hand Pies)
Apple Pie (Baked Hand Pies)
Apple Pie (Baked Hand Pies)

Cream cheese mixture:

2 tbsp cream cheese, room temperature
1 tsp butter, softened
2 tbsp sugar

Mix well. Yum.

You can add strawberry jam and cream cheese for a strawberries and cream mixture, or whatever you happen to like.

Also good: blackberry jam and cream cheese, guava jam and cream cheese, pineapple jam and cream cheese, raspberry jam and cream cheese.

If you have leftover buttered apples, pop them into this pie, it’ll taste great.

If you have leftover sweet potato pie mix, or pumpkin pie mix, toss those right in, also great.

For chocophiles, nutella is always a winner.

Line up on silpat, bake 350 F for about 18-20 minutes.

Apple Pie (Baked Hand Pies)
Apple Pie (Baked Hand Pies)
Apple Pie (Baked Hand Pies)
Apple Pie (Baked Hand Pies)


Just cut the pie crust scraps into little strips. Bake 350 F for like 10 minutes (time depends on the size of your strips, so keep an eye on them!).

Cover with honey and enjoy!

Or: cover with cinnamon sugar and enjoy!

Or: cover with chile lime spice (they sell it in mexican stores) and enjoy with a sour cream and honey dip. Enjoy!

Easy Flaky Pie Crust (9 inch)

Easy Flaky Pie Crust (9 inch)

(this is just for the bottom crust; for a double crust pie, you need to double this recipe)


1 c flour
5 tbsp + 1 tsp cold diced butter
1/4 c cold water


1. Put flour in kitchenaid mixer. Mix on medium.

2. Add diced butter, one piece at a time. Mix on high.

3. Add water, very slowly. At a trickle. You might not have to use all the water. Just add water until the dough forms a loose ball and circles around the kitchenaid.

4. Wrap dough in clingwrap. Fridge at least 1 hour before using. I’d fridge it overnight.