So tonight we had left over Turkey Pot Pie Turnovers from last night for dinner. They are so stinkin’ yummy!! SO much better then the frozen store bought ones hands down. I had a little bit of left over pie crust from making them so I decided to find a way to use it up.
This has been a new goal of mine that has somewhat taken over my life in the kitchen. Or I should really say has had me spending a lot more time in the kitchen lately. I used to be TERRIBLE about throwing out food … I realized that I could save A LOT of money and even have a little bit of creative fun by just taking the time to find a way to use food that I would have normally thrown away. Here is one such situation …
I simply took the left over pie crust dough and rolled it flat on the counter (sprinkle flour on counter first) (yes, this can be a little bit messy). Cut out circles that are large enough to fill a muffin tin. I used a drinking glass (as both my roller and my dough cutter). Spray muffin tin with non-stick spray, and pop each circle into the muffin tin. Gently push dough down just enough to make it snug. Then fill … I had some apple pie filling on hand so that’s what went in mine. You could use any pie filling, jam, fresh fruit with ricotta, hmmmm … now my mind is churning.
Pop them in the oven for about 15-20 minutes (I baked at 350) or until the crust is baked through. These mini apple pies are hot and delish … I will be honest here … I only took one bite cause I really didn’t need the extra today. But my husband and my daughter we happy I took the extra few minutes to whip something sweet up for them as a little after dinner treat.
It has been a long day, time for some bedtime reading and a night of good sleep!! Hope everyone has had a wonderful Tuesday!
Question of the day? Do you always have desert after dinner in your house?