You've probably picked through the last of your Thanksgiving leftovers, but what about the pie dough? I know I have at least two buttery mounds lying in my fridge awaiting my next move. Rather than letting the dough go to waste (or sending it to freezer purgatory), there are several ways you can make use of the dough this week.
- Try pie for dinner: Usually pie crust isn't sweetened, so why reserve it for desserts only? Try using leftover pie crust in savory dishes like chicken pot pie. The creamy interior, filled with shredded chicken, peas, carrots, and corn, will warm you up on chilly Winter nights.
- Shape into a galette: Galettes are one of the first pastries that culinary school students learn, because they're fairly easy to master. Roll the dough out, stuff it with pear or apples, and fold the edges of the dough on top of the fruit. It bakes like a pie yet requires no pan. Try a savory rendition too by stuffing the galette with hearty greens and crumbly feta or goat cheese.