Recipes Using Refrigerated Pie Crusts

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Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

I love to purchase the Pillsbury refrigerated crusts when they are on sale. They are also a great price if I have a coupon. You can use the crusts to make yummy shaped cinnamon-sugar cookies. Sprinkle the cutouts with the sugar and cinnamon mixture to taste, then bake on a ungreased cookie sheet at 350 F until light brown, about 10 to 12 mins.

Strawberry Shortcake

Or use the crusts to make a great strawberry shortcake. Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F. Unroll the pie crusts and place them on a ungreased baking sheet. Place one egg in a bowl and whisk it well. Brush the crust lightly with the egg, and sprinkle with a teaspoon of sugar. Use your pizza cutter and cut the pie crust into eight wedges on the pan so they will not stick together when baking. Bake uncovered for 10 to 13 mins, until lightly browned. Remove from oven, cool on rack for 5 to 10 mins., or until ready to serve.

When ready to serve, place a wedge on a serving plate, spoon about half a cup strawberries and juice on top. Cover with whipped cream or light cool whip. Top with another crust wedge. Spoon more strawberries and juice over each serving. Top with more whip cream and enjoy!

By Bobbie G from Rockwall, TX

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October 9, 2008

Has anyone ever used Pillsbury Pie Crust that you get in the refrigerator section for apple dumplings or turnovers?

Vicky from Canadensis, PA


October 10, 20081 found this helpful

Works just fine for turnovers anyway, don't know about dumplings.

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October 10, 20080 found this helpful

Have used this and store brand for many shapes of desserts. Works great. What I found was I rolled it a little thinner.

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October 13, 20080 found this helpful

I used crescent rolls, unrolled and wrapped on apple quarters. I put them all in a dish, poured an orange juice syrup over them, and baked. People raved!

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October 14, 20080 found this helpful

Oh yes I did and it was great just cut the size you need and bake as usually. Used it for pies and just made and apple pie that was out of this world. When I make home made it is horrible but the premades are great and if you get the coupons that says buy two save one dollar that is good too.


Special when they are on sale.

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October 26, 20080 found this helpful

I would think that the pie crust would not work as the dumpling, when done, should be a bit more puffy. Maybe the biscuits, cut smaller would work.

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October 26, 20080 found this helpful

I remember my mom using canned bisquits for dumplings, they were a bit dry but it worked.

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December 30, 20090 found this helpful

I would think the piecrust would be too tender and cook apart. I use bisquit and cut them into quarters for dumplings.


Some people use tortillas and just cut them in squares or strips and drop them in the boiling chicken broth.

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December 30, 20090 found this helpful

Well I misread that one didn't I. You are not talking about dumplings in the sense of Southern chicken and dumplings but the Yankee type of Apple dumpling baked and cooked with a sauce aren't you. I don't know why it would not work. After all, it is pie curst you make to use on this dessert. I would just wrap it around pieces though and not the whole apple. Then pour the sauce over and bake.

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January 29, 20100 found this helpful

Yes I used the pie crust to make a few turnovers. I just added some peach jam and my bf loved them. I did drizzle a little powdered sugar mix to make an icing on them.

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January 2, 20190 found this helpful

I used the pie crust for dumplings and was delicious! Didnt fall apart like biscuits do. I let the rolled crust defrost a little and did not unroll.


Cut into small slices. And finger made into dumplings! Yummy

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February 23, 20190 found this helpful

Always use them for dumplings. I do put a little flour on both sides of crusts (I use both in box) before I put dumplings in pot!

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