6 Things You Can Make With Store-Bought Pie Crust (Besides Pie)

Have a ready-made pie crust in your fridge or freezer? Your options are endless—and we're not just talking dessert.

Whether you have extra scraps of dough after popping your favorite apple pie in the oven or simply found an extra store-bought pie crust in the fridge and aren't sure what to do with it, there are plenty of ways to remake a basic pastry dough recipe into something delicious.

Pro Tip: If you're looking for a flatter baked good (like a cracker), shape the dough and freeze it for 30 minutes to help it stay flat when you bake.

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Make Pie Crust Cookies

Pie crust cookies
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Sugar cookies are a great option if you want to use up extra scraps of crust, and they're super fast to make. You can cut the dough into shapes, brush them with butter, and sprinkle them with cinnamon and sugar before you bake. Alternatively, brush the dough with butter, cinnamon, and sugar, then roll it up and cut it into slices for pinwheel cookies. Bake at 350 F until golden, about 10 minutes.

If cinnamon and sugar aren't your thing, whip up a confectioner's sugar glaze or royal icing.

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Turn Pie Crust into Homemade Breakfast Pastries

Jammy Pastries
Antonis Achilleos

Underwhelmed by Pop Tarts? These pastries will definitely be a warm and welcomed addition at breakfast.

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Make Chicken Potpie Empanadas

Chicken Potpie Empanadas
Antonis Achilleos

Don't forget about savory pies. This twist on the classic potpie comes together fast if you use leftover rotisserie chicken.

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Try a Twist on Palmiers

Orange and Walnut Palmiers
Caitlin Bensel

Palmiers look like they're a lot of work, but starting with ready-made pastry and popping in a favorite filling makes them a quick and easy treat. Traditional palmiers just use sugar and puff pastry, but these orange-walnut ones are divine—and you can swap out the puff pastry for pie crust.

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Make Buttery Crackers

Spicy Parmesan Crackers
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Shape the dough into whatever-shaped crackers you'd like, then top with herbs, sea salt, sesame seeds, or a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. Bake until golden brown—usually about 10 minutes at 350 F.

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Opt for a Basic Quiche

EXTRA SHARP: Basic Quiche

This easy, free-form quiche comes together in minutes using ready-made pie crust.

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