I wasn’t at all saddened today when a package of frozen prepared piecrust fell to the floor and scattered. Oh no … not at all. Now I could make cinnamon sugar pie bites guilt free.
My mother used to make extra pie crust dough when I was young so we could roll it out in small pieces, sprinkle on cinnamon sugar and bake them until they were a glorious golden brown flakey treat. I now do that for my kids (ahem … and myself).
Here’s the simple to-do:
Uncooked pie crust dough (homemade or otherwise… no judgements here)
Mixture of cinnamon and white granulated sugar (whatever ratios fit your taste)
Softened butter (or margarine)
Preheat oven to 350 degree F.
Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or nonstick spray.
Roll out or press pie crust into whatever shape you like (you could even shape them into your kid’s name initials). Or break apart a frozen pie crust. I like to make the shapes smallish (1-2 inches) to make them easier to pop in my mouth. But the size and shape is really up to you.
Place the dough shapes on the prepared baking sheet.
Brush on soften butter in the dough bits and sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture on top.
Place in oven for about 10 minutes or golden brown.
If you can’t resist the cool-down wait, I feel you. I have burned my mouth too many times. No shame.