11 Tasty Recipes to Transform Your Basic Pie Crust

Give your dishes a major upgrade with these recipes that make plain pie crust the star of the show. 

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Photo By: Sam Henderson

Photo By: Sam Henderson

Photo By: Sam Henderson

Photo By: Sam Henderson

Photo By: Sam Henderson

Photo By: Sam Henderson

Photo By: Sam Henderson

Photo By: Sam Henderson

Photo By: Sam Henderson

Perfect Pie Crust Cracker S'mores

Is it possible to improve on the classic? Maybe if your love for pie crust outweighs your love for graham crackers. This simple recipe gives s’mores a crispy, flaky base that will leave your guests asking for, well, s’more.

Get the recipe: Perfect Pie Crust Cracker S'mores Recipe

Flaky Cherry Pie Fries

Take a new spin on fries. These sweet and savory pie fries are light and crispy, yet still sturdy enough for dipping in some cherry 'ketchup'.

Get the recipe: Flaky Cherry Pie Fries Recipe

Parmesan Pesto Pinwheels

Pesto gets a turn at the table with these perfect little pinwheels. Light, flaky crust is wrapped around the robust flavors of basil, garlic, and parmesan.

Get the recipe: Parmesan Pesto Pinwheels Recipe

Crunchy Pie Crust Croutons

Why should crackers have all the fun? Elevate simple soup with pie crust croutons.

Get the recipe: Crunchy Pie Crust Croutons Recipe

Mini Chocolate and Hazelnut Croissants

Your guests will go wild for these tiny croissant treats made with pie crust and hazelnut spread. The process is so easy and the result is chocolatey goodness.

Get the recipe: Mini Chocolate and Hazelnut Croissants

Cheesy Pie Crust Parmesan Sticks

Ignite your Italian dinner with simple pie crust parmesan sticks. These easy-to-make sticks are a delicious flaky, cheesy addition to any Italian inspired meal.

Get the recipe: Cheesy Pie Crust Parmesan Sticks Recipe

Cheddar-Topped Apple Pie Sundae

Go from simple ice cream to spectacular sundae in just a few steps. Transform plain vanilla with apple pie filling and top with crispy cheddar pie crust shards for a delightful dessert.

Get the recipe: Cheddar-Topped Apple Pie Sundae Recipe

Basic Buttery Pie Crust

Pie crust doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Just a few ingredients and a little knowledge is all it takes to reach pie crust nirvana. Try this basic buttery pie crust. It can be used for sweet or savory fillings.

Get the recipe: Basic Buttery Pie Crust Recipe

Spicy Pulled-Pork Empanadas

Pulled pork gets a Cuban kick with these easy pie crust empanadas. Use leftover pulled pork or start from scratch for an on-the-go tasty dish.

Get the recipe: Spicy Pulled Pork Pie Crust Empanadas Recipe

Poppy Seed Pigs in a Pie

The classic pigs in a blanket get a flaky upgrade with pie crust. Pairing great sausage with pie crust and poppy seeds takes this hors d’oeuvre from mundane to magnificent.

Get the recipe: Poppy Seed Pigs in a Pie Recipe

Flaky Apple Cheesecake Breakfast Tarts

Breakfast just got a little more interesting. These pastries are perfect for the morning, but could be eaten just about anytime.

Get the recipe: Flaky Apple Cheesecake Breakfast Tarts

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