What Do You Do with Leftover Pie Dough?

Have you ever made too much dough? I have, I often do, I attribute this to my Singaporean “kiasu“, you-never-know, it-might-not-be-enough, nature. So there you have it; I always wind up with a little extra dough on my hands. Hm…I just re-read that sentence and had to laugh…a little. Ok, I’m talking about pie dough, just to set the record straight. My pecuniary affairs are such that I’d never talk about extra dough.

So, last night chubby hubby and I sat down to dinner. We had a potato, pea & bacon pie. If you can spot the deer in the photo, good for you. I have no idea what he’s doing in our kitchen. He just pops up around X’mas and stares us down the whole time, meal after meal. He disappears in spring.

the_real_deal_dinner

We had a semi-sweet Italian white wine, which wasn’t what I was aiming for, really. The label said dry, the contents were, unfortunately, not but it did go surprisingly well with the pie.

I used the leftover dough to make a mini apple pie. I didn’t have a mini pie dish, so I used a creme brulee dish. I lined it with the pastry. I didn’t blind bake the case but you can do that if you want to. I’d aim for about 7-10 minutes. I then gently fried some apple slices in butter, added brown sugar to it and a dash of whiskey. Finally, I added some raisins and a handful of crushed organic lavender. It smelled good.

mini_apple_lavender_pieYes it was that tiny!

IMG_0336Here it is, up close…I wish you could smell the caramelized apple, whisky, lavender flavor.

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