Friday, December 30, 2011

Leftover Crust

Turkey, ham, and prime rib aren't the only leftovers from Christmas.  What to do with the leftover pie crust? Oh, fear not little chicklets...homemade Fig Pastries to the rescue.  (after the jump)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Then, grab:

- Trader Joe's Fig Butter
- any leftover pastry crust dough (you can buy store-bought pie dough if you've want to try this)
- sugar and flour to dust

After you've cut your rolled dough into an even number of pieces, simply place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.

A baby dollop of fig butter on half the pieces.

Tip: before you place the top layer on, be sure to line the bottom piece with a border of water.  You can just dab your finger in water and trace the outside (it works like a glue to help the pastry bits hold together).

After the pinch bit, I used a fork to gently seal each side, then lightly sugared the tops.  Bake for about 10 minutes (depending on how thin your pastry dough was rolled.  These were gone before they were even cool.  That's a win in my book.

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