It is always great to have leftover pie dough as I never put it to waste and I make these tasty little morsels. Mom used to make these every time she made a pie so her four kids could have a special treat.
- leftover pie dough
- cinnamon sugar combination of 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tbsp. cinnamon (more or less depending on your taste)
Roll the dough out thinly, 1/8-inch to 1/4-inch thick. If possible make the dough into a rectangle 8-inches wide and as long as you want it. Cut strips into 1/2-inch to 1-inch strips with a pizza cutter. And if your dough is kind of lopsided just make them any shape you want.
Brush the dough with melted butter; sprinkle the cinnamon/sugar combination liberally over the top of the dough. Roll up tightly and if necessary to hold it together, brush a little egg wash at the end of the strip.
Bake in a preheated 350° F oven for about 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
Or you can make crisps by just rolling out the extra dough very thin, brush it with a little butter, then sprinkle on the cinnamon sugar mixture. Cut into any shape you would like. Bake these in a 425°F oven for about 10 minutes.
As a third choice you could cut them into strips or use a fluted pastry wheel, brush with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Twist the strips if desired and bake as above.
Serve these little pastry bites with some homemade berry jam.
Recipe by cooking with aunt juju https://cookingwithauntjuju.com/2012/01/07/cinnamon-roll-ups/