Mar. 16th, 2012

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This is sort of like making a pie, and has a very yummy, and also pretty and home-made looking, result, except it doesn't take nearly as much skill, attention, dexterity, arm strength, etc...

(This is basically adapted from what my mother does with the leftovers whenever she makes a real pie, but let's be honest: this was always the best part anyway.)

1. Pie crust (pre-made, at least enough for one covered pie)
2. Fruit pie filling (1 can or less), or chocolate pudding, or anything else that can go in a pie really.
3. Butter (small amount)
4. Granulated sugar (colored, if desired) + cinnamon, nutmeg, etc. if desired
5. Cookie cutters (can just use knife or pizza cutter instead)
6. Cookie sheet
7. Aluminum foil
8. Flat working surface
9. Oven

Pre-heat oven to, oh, 450°F or so. Cover cookie sheet with aluminum foil.

Take the pre-made pie crust (thawed or whatever else is necessary to make it ready for baking). Cut shapes out of it with cookie cutters. Put the shapes on the cookie sheet. Spread a little bit of butter over each cut-out shape, then sprinkle with sugar + spices. (This sugar is the only sweetness in the final pastry, so go heavy if you want it sweet, and spice to taste; I like it not very sweet at all with lots of cinnamon, myself.) Bake in oven for ~10 minutes - until somewhere between translucent and burnt. (There's a fair amount of wiggle room here, but ten minutes usually gets you to pale + crispy, which I like.)

Open can of pie filling, pour into a serving bowl to use as dipping sauce for the cut-out pie crust shapes. It's probably a good idea to let the pie crust shapes cool a little bit before eating, but they are really good just out of the oven.


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