Pie Fries

One of the best parts of making pie crust is that you always have pie crust leftover!

Don’t throw that pie crust away – make Pie Fries!  Flaky, tender pie crust covered in butter and cinnamon sugar.  Yum!!

I saw this cute idea in one of my Food Network magazines and had to try it. You might even want to make pie crust just so you can make Pie Fries
pie fries
To make your pie dough please follow my Perfect Pie Crust Tutorial.

Roll your dough out a little thicker than you would for a pie crust.  This pastry is so tender and flaky that if they are too thin they will break when you try to remove them from the cookie sheet.  I wish I had rolled mine out a bit thicker.
Pie Fries
Use a pizza cutter to cut out the size of fries that you’d like. I then rolled the dough up from the end into a little spiral to make it easier to transfer to the cookie sheet and then just unrolled them again.
Pie Fries
Transfer them to a cookie sheet. Even if they don’t look all nice and even and pretty they will still taste good!!
Pie Fries
Brush them with some melted butter.
Pie Fries
And sprinkle them with some cinnamon sugar. I use about 1/2 cup sugar to 1 Tbsp cinnamon.
Pie Fries
Bake in 350 degree oven for about 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Time will depend on thickness of fries.
Pie Fries
Allow them to cool and then they are ready to eat!
Pie Fries
I like to dip them into a little raspberry or strawberry jam. I had a container of jam in my freezer that hadn’t set up so it was perfect!
Pie Fries
I am thinking a little nutella would be pretty amazing too!
Pie Fries
So easy, so fun and so delicious!! Pie Fries!

Pie Fries
  • Leftover pie dough
  • melted butter
  • Cinnamon sugar - ½ C sugar to 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  1. Roll out pie dough onto a floured surface.
  2. Roll out a bit thicker than you would for a pie.
  3. Cut into strips using a pizza cutter
  4. Brush with melted butter
  5. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar
  6. Bake in 350 oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Time will depend on thickness of fries.

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Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. says

    We do this all the time with leftover pie crust. But we usually don’t cut it into thin strips like that. We just use the actual shapes that are leftover without rolling them out again. I’ve also used the I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Spray to butter the pieces–so quick and easy. This is my husband’s favorite part of making pie.

  2. Kathryn says

    I always love this special treat part of baking.Grew up with it and then did it with my children. Never thought of calling them “pie fries”.

  3. Cristina Allred says

    This has been tradition in our family for as long as I can remember! My Mom always called them “Cinnamon crispies” :-)

  4. says

    I just Pinned something similar to this yesterday! The version I Pinned used a cookie cutter in holiday shapes instead of strips. They were then given an egg wash and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar before baking. I think I like your melted butter better than an egg wash! That would add more flavor!

  5. Gloria says

    I am almost 70 and remember eating these all my life. We loved eating the “scraps” from
    mom’s pie making…..with the cinnamon and sugar baked on top of course.

  6. Megan says

    One of my favorite treats from my childhood! Whenever my dad made a pie we could hardly wait for the “pie strips” (as we called them) to be complete! Needless to say, they never lasted long and still don’t to this very day! Although, I do have to say, he never used/uses the butter – just the cinnamon and sugar and they are still delicious!!!

  7. Dirose says

    Just saw this idea and it is adorable. My mom always made little tarts with the pie dough. I love your idea of the strips and placed in the striped bags.
    Where did you purchase those bags from?
    Thank you for all your wonderful ideas.

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