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What to do with Leftover Pie Dough – Cinnamon Sugar Pie Sticks

July 13, 2012
Making Pie is one of my favorite things to do.  I love how a simple crust made of flour, butter, and water can transform a dessert into something so delicious.  So it only makes sense that the crust is my favorite part of a pie.  However, whenever I’m making pie I always have leftover scraps of dough.  It always pains me throwing those scraps away.  Sometimes I ball up the scraps and put them in the refrigerator, but I never end up using them for anything.
Finally after making so many pies, and throwing away so many good pieces of pie dough, I came up with a great idea on what to do with the leftover pie dough.  All you do is cut your scraps into long strips.  Sprinkle the scraps with a mixture of cinnamon sugar and then pop them in the oven to bake.  What comes out is a delicious, sweet snack that makes perfect use of your leftover dough. 
These cinnamon-sugar pie sticks are a great treat to snack on here and there.  They’re especially perfect when you’re craving something sweet but don’t want anything too big or complicated.  Grab a stick and your good to go.  Enjoy!

Cinnamon Sugar Pie Sticks
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Leftover Pie Dough
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
Cut the pie dough into long strips.  Sprinkle the complete surface liberally with cinnamon and sugar.  Put as much cinnamon and sugar as you like, it all depends on your taste level and preference. 
Bake the sticks until they turn a golden brown, about 15-20 minutes.  Remove from the oven and transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
These last up to 5 days in a sealed container.

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  • Janine ( July 13, 2012 at 11:45 am

    So simple yet so brilliant! I love it when I see ideas for using scraps that I normally just waste. Thank you for sharing!

  • Rachel July 13, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    These are so fun. Great for leftover dough. Can you imagine the dipping possibilities?! Yum. 

  • fcpjap July 13, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    My mother always did this when we were little.  Now whenever I make pies,  I make extra dough just so I can do this or make “pie dough cinnamon rolls”.   I think everyone likes them more than the pies.

  • Karen July 14, 2012 at 12:21 am

    What a great idea!  My daughter isn’t a big pie eater but she would love these.  Thanks Krissy!

  • Anna @ hiddenponies July 14, 2012 at 5:05 am

    I always throw the extra dough in the fridge too with vague plans and never end up using it – love how simple this is!

  • Paula Kelly-Bourque July 14, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    My Mom used to always make cinnamon pinwheels with her left-over pie dough and so do I.  I never thought to make cinnamon sticks but guess what I’m doing with my left-over dough from here on in!  Great idea…thank you 🙂

  • Carrie July 16, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    We sometimes make pie crust just so I can make cinnamon pinwheels or sticks.  Sooooo good!

  • Melissa Maruca July 16, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    I never have left over pie crust because I don’t make pic (sad), but you can make me these with the left over pie crust you have!!! 🙂

  • Lifeshouldcostless January 17, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    My mom always made these when I was a kid. Thanks for the memory reminder!

  • Grovey25 January 23, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    my Gran makes ‘pinwheels’ with leftover pic crust. But we just spread butter and sprinkle brown sugar OR butter and peanut butter

  • Julia August 28, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    I coated the strips with egg first so that the cinnamon sugar would stick better. They turned out delicious!

  • Melodye February 5, 2016 at 11:53 am

    My mother called these “bernies.” No idea why.

  • Elizabeth @ Bowl of Delicious! June 30, 2016 at 10:03 am

    Just made a quiche and had extra pie crust- these are in the oven now and my house. smells. AMAZING!! Thanks for the idea! 🙂