Thanksgiving is next week. Next week people! So, in preparation I wanted to share my favorite Butter Pie Crust recipe with you, but not used in the traditional way…are you curious?
This month, my Baker’s Box came with the cutest cookie punch. That’s right punch. Not just a cookie cutter, but a punch, that imprints a design right on the cookie! I knew I needed to do something with it, and the obvious choice was to make a cookie. But, instead I went in a different direction! This may be one of the easiest desserts/snacks ever, especially if you make it with prepackaged pie crust (which is totally acceptable for this.) But to really make it perfect, try making them with the pie crust recipe below. It’s easy and delicious. Just ask my mom, she eats it plain. haha
Perfect Pie Crust and Spiced Pie Crust Chips
Use this Butter Pie Crust recipe to make Spiced Pie Crust chips for your next get together. Or just to enjoy yourself.
2 1/2 cups pastry flour (or all purpose)
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
2 sticks (1 cup) butter, cut in cubes
1/2 cup ice water
In a large bowl combine flour, sugar and salt.
Using a pastry blender or fork cut in the butter until it resembles coarse crumbs.
Add in the ice water 1 tbsp at a time until a soft dough forms.
Divide the dough in half and form each half into a disk. Wrap each disk tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 2 hours.
When ready to use, roll out the dough to the size of your pie plate, or other serving dish. Carefully transfer the rolled dough to your dish, pressing the edges as desired.
If using in a pie plate use a fork to poke hole sin the bottom of you dough.
Bake at 425 degrees for about 25-30 minutes, checking after 25 minutes, that it is not getting too brown, just golden.
Let crust cool, and fill according to pie recipe.
This recipe can also be made in a food processor!
Add flour, sugar, and salt to food processor, cover and pulse until combined.
Add butter a few cubes at a time pulsing after each addition, continuing to pulse until coarse crumbs form.
Slowly add water and pulse until a dough forms.
Continue as directed above.
To make the pie crust chips, simple use a cookie punch like the one in the picture, or just use a small cookie cutter. In a small bowl melt 2 tablespoons of butter. In another small bowl combine 1/4 cup sugar, 2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp cloves, 1/4tsp allspice. Brush the melted butter over the pie crust cut outs and sprinkle generously with the spiced sugar mixture. Bake according to the directions for your crust, baking for about 8-10 minutes, checking at 8 minutes to make sure they aren’t getting too brown. No one likes burnt pie crust!
Serve the chips with a yummy sweet dip, apple sauce, or just eat plain. however you serve them, your guests will be impressed. If they make it that long.
Aren’t they adorable? They taste like little bites of Fall! My Baker’s Box couldn’t have sent a more perfect contraption this month.
I had to include a picture of the adorable napkin they sent this month too! How cute is that?
With gift giving holidays right around the corner, take my advice and give someone a subscription to My Baker’s Box. It’s definitely a fun, delicious gift that keeps on giving each month they open it. I bake all the time, and they continue to surprise and delight me with new and adorable things every month. It definitely gives me inspiration every time I pen my box. Each month comes with a recipe too, and suggestions on how to use the items in the box. Just tell them they have to share their creations with you!