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Old 02-05-2020, 03:15 PM
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What Should I Do With These Pie Crusts?


I was ready to make a chicken pot pie, only to discover that my pie tins had been stolen by gremlins. Too late to run to the store, I improvised and made stew. So now I've got two raw pie crusts sitting in my refrigerator, just taking up space. I don't want to make sweet, dessert pies, nor do I want to make another chicken dish so soon. So, do any dopers have a favorite savory, dinner pie? Or ideas on to use the crusts some other way?
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Old 02-05-2020, 03:30 PM
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You could go ahead and make chicken pies, freeze them raw (unbaked) and eat one next week.

I've always liked pecan pie.

They make pies like that with beef in the UK, don't they?

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Old 02-05-2020, 03:31 PM
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Beef and potato Galette or Cornish Pasty.
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Quiche?

That doesn't solve the gremlin-caused problem of no pie tins, but it is a savory non-chicken pie solution (well, assuming you either get duck eggs or are OK with considering eggs to not be a chicken dish)
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Old 02-05-2020, 03:49 PM
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The crusts didn't come in aluminum pie plates? Don't you have an oven-proof skillet (cast iron, maybe?) you could bake them in?

I can make deep-dish pizzas using cast iron frying pans. Works just fine.
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Cut some of them into strips and drop them in the stew. Presto- dumplings! Freeze the rest.
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Cut some of them into strips and drop them in the stew. Presto- dumplings! Freeze the rest.
I wouldn't do strips, 1" squares fit better on the spoon. Otherwise, this.
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A couple of ideas.
1. Cut dough to fit muffin pans and fill with egg custard and whatever veggies you have on hand to make individual-sized quiches. Add bacon or smoked ham to make it even better.

2. Grate some hard cheese and press it into the dough along with a little bit of seasoning salt and some herbs. You want to press the toppings firmly into the dough so that not floating on top and somewhat incorporated without having to knead it. Cut the dough into whatever bite-size shape you want and bake in the oven for easy cheese crackers to go with meals, or as a snack.
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Top with tomato sauce, mushrooms, onions, cheese, then fold over and seal. Bake. I'd sauté the onions and shrooms first.
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Old 02-06-2020, 08:52 AM
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Quiche.
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My mom used to cut extra pie crust into strips, cover them with butter and cinnamon sugar, and then bake them into treats.
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Old 02-06-2020, 09:39 AM
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I usually make my pot pies in casserole dishes. Pour stew in casserole dish, top with pie crust, add a few slits for vents, then bake.

If you've already finished off the stew -- pasties, empanadas, quiche, savory galette (I like mine with caramelized onion and cheese).
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Empanadas
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Old 02-06-2020, 12:32 PM
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Brush them with butter and sprinkle them with freshly grated parmesan cheese. Sprinkle some coarsely ground black pepper over them. Fold them over and roll them out to the original size, then cut them into strips. Bake the strips and serve them as snacks.
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Pork pie.
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