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Pie Crust Cinnamon Crisps

Pie crust cinnamon crisps are not only delicious, but they’re also the perfect thing to make with leftover pie crust.

Repurposing Leftover Pie Crust

Pie crust cinnamon crisps on a plate beside a towel

I enjoy discovering ways to repurpose something other people might overlook. Besides, pie crust is so good!

So don’t toss the scraps into the garbage after you make a pie. It’s such a wasteful thing to do to something that you can make into something that’s super delicious!

These little scraps can be reworked into what might wind up being one of your favorite treats.

Additionally, you can make them in any shape you want, depending on what you plan to do with them.

After making pies for a special occasion, I had a little bit of leftover pie crust. Since I hate wasting food, I did what my southern mama would have done.

I rolled it out with some flour, cut it into shapes, sprinkled some yumminess over them, and made them into little treats.

Sweet or Savory Pie Crust Crisps

You don’t have to make pie crust cinnamon crisps with the leftover dough. You can also make them savory with your favorite herbs and spices.

Another one I like is made with Italian seasoning, a dash of seasoning salt, and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.

So instead of a sweet treat, you have a snack that satisfies your craving for savory.

Don’t be afraid to try out different things. Without a doubt, that’s the best way to come up with new favorites. You can also do a variety of flavors in one batch to compare them.

Ingredients for Pie Crust Cinnamon Crisps

You’ll need pie crust dough, butter, cinnamon, and sugar.

I also used nonstick cooking spray for the pan, rather than flip the squares over to coat the other side with butter.

How to Make Pie Crust Cinnamon Crisps

Roll out your dough, using a sprinkling of flour to keep it from sticking. If you don’t have a rolling pin, use a straight glass. That works just as well.

Sprinkle flour on your surface before you roll out the pie crust dough for your cinnamon crisps.

Next, cut the dough into whatever shape you want.

I made squares, but you can also make rectangles, triangles, or even small circles.

You might even want to cut some fun shapes out with cookie cutters.

Cut the pie crust dough into squares for your cinnamon crisps.

Afterward, place the cut dough on the baking sheet.

Brush melted butter over them.

Brush melted butter over the dough.

Finally, sprinkle a mixture of equal parts sugar and cinnamon over the dough.

If you’re cutting back on sugar, substitute monk fruit sweetener or stevia for part of it.

Bake until golden brown and crispy.

Let them cool for about 5 minutes after you remove them from the oven.

Cinnamon crisps are the perfect snack.

Delicious Dip Ideas

These cinnamon crisps are delicious as is, but you can also dip them, especially if you’re hosting guests.

Some of the things I use for dipping include vanilla yogurt, pumpkin butter, nut butter, cream cheese, or any kind of jam.

Perfect Dessert Accent

These cinnamon crisps liven up any otherwise plain dessert. For example, they’re delicious served with vanilla ice cream.

You can also add them to a fruit parfait for a special treat.

More Snacks to Serve with Pie Crust Cinnamon Crisps

If you’re hosting a game night, sports party, or and open house, these are a delicious addition to the snack table.

If you have a savory party mix, some melt-in-your-mouth peanut butter cookies, and these cinnamon crisps, your guests will be very happy.

Cinnamon crisps on a plate beside a towel.

See this recipe shared at Full Plate Thursday.

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See this recipe shared at Meal Plan Monday, Weekend Potluck, and Full Plate Thursday.

Yield: 4 servings

Pie Crust Cinnamon Crisps

Pie crust cinnamon crisps are easy to make from leftover pie crust dough.

Make these delicious treats with leftover pie crust. Serve them with coffee, tea, or milk.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • Leftover pie dough about the size of a baseball
  • 2 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons of flour


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Dust your surface with the flour to roll out the pie dough.
  3. With a rolling pin dusted in flour, roll out the dough to approximately 1/8” thickness.
  4. Cut the dough into whatever shape you prefer and place the pieces on the baking sheet.
  5. Using a pastry brush, lightly coat the cut dough with the butter.
  6. Mix the cinnamon and sugar and lightly sprinkle it on the buttered dough.
  7. Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool for about 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 326Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 15mgSodium 280mgCarbohydrates 34gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 2g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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Monday 10th of April 2023

Super creative idea! I always make little cookies with the leftover pie scraps but never thought of this idea! Perfect!

Vicki Adams

Monday 13th of January 2020

When I was a kid in the 1970s my mom would take me to the donut shop and there were these large round flat things I assume were made with pie crust or dough and had cinnamon and sugar on them and were kind of Krispy. They were similar with the cinnamon and sugar square things you just posted but they were big round and had something to them that added a carmalized on parts of it. But the thing was flat. Have tried to find them in bakeries. Found them once but never have since I think they were called cinnamon krispy or something like that. That might have been just what this bakery called them. Does anyone bbn know what I'm talking about?


Friday 22nd of March 2024

Closest I know of is Bunuelos. I know it to be Mexican (from Los Angeles and retired from a "major" university in the inner city). I had these while growing up in L.A. but the university I retired from also served them in the cafeteria. Delicious!!


Tuesday 14th of January 2020

Hi Vicki. What a great memory! I've never seen those, but they sound wonderful!

Una Amsden

Tuesday 13th of August 2019

Thanks I am a mother and very busy! This helped me alot!


Tuesday 13th of August 2019


Miz Helen

Thursday 30th of May 2019

I love these little treats, reminds me of my Grandmother! Thanks for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great week! Miz Helen

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