It's pie baking season. Both summer berries and the beginning of fall flavors so I had to share with you one of my favorites! These flaky pie dipping sticks are crispy, crumbly, lightly sweetened and amazing in some dipping sauce. I know I've told you 100 times that I love to dip things. I paired these with my salted caramel sauce, but I think some frosting or even peanut butter would be tasty!
I don't normally make an entire batch of the flaky pie dipping sticks. Normally I use some to make a pie and then roll the pie dough back out and cut it in strips. That's because I know I will sit down and an entire batch within a day and I'm trying to maintain some weight loss.
I'm thinking if you wanted to add different spices to the top or inside the crust, it will give it more flavor. Things like pumpkin pie spice or apple pie spice. I just used cinnamon on the tops of mine.
Flaky Pie Dipping Sticks
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon . salt
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup shortening
- ½ cup butter cold
- ⅓ cup milk
- 1 T . vinegar
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- 2 T . granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoon . ground cinnamon
- salted caramel sauce
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with peachment paper.
- In a bowl, add in the milk and vinegar. I used apple cider, but distilled will work as well. Let sit for 5-10 minutes.
- In a mixing bowl, add in the flour, salt and ¼ cup of sugar. Stir to combine.
- Cut the shortening and butter into the flour until it's well incorporated. Small pea sized balls are good enough.
- Add in the milk and stir to combine.
- Turn the dough out onto a well floured surface. Flour the rolling pin and the top of the pie dough.
- Roll out and use a pizza cutter to cut the sticks.
- Place on a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet.
- Brush each stick with the heavy cream. If you don't have cream, beat 1 egg and brush that on.
- In a small bowl, add the 2 T. of sugar and ground cinnamon.
- Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture on top of the dipping sticks.
- Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes until golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and let cool.
- Serve with a big cup of salted caramel sauce.
(Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.)
This idea can work with most pie dough recipes. Just make sure you sweeten the dough up otherwise you may be let down with the bland flavor you're left with. Add some cinnamon too just for good measure!
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