17 Surprising Recipes That Start With Store Bought Pie Crust (2024)

And not an apple pie in sight.

Wondering what to make with that pie crust? Whether you have extra pie crust lying around your kitchen or you're looking for an easy recipe to use this go-to store bought dough, here are a handful of sweet and savory dishes to try.

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Pizza lovers, rejoice: All you need for these cheesy hand pies are four ingredients: refrigerated pie crust, marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni. Get the recipe here.

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You can make this quiche on the weekend, then slice it and freeze it for lazy mornings. Get the recipe here.

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This ultimate comfort food just got even eaiser to make at home, thanks to store bought pie crust. Place one at the bottom of the pot pie and one over the creamy chicken filling. Get the recipe here.

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We're all for savory tarts. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, this is an easy go-to meal, perfect for when you're cooking for a crowd. Get the recipe here.

5. Spinach and Cheese Empanadas

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Filled with a mixture of spinach, egg, ricotta, and parmesan, these veggie empanadas are a great mid-day snack that'll fill you up and keep you satisfied until dinner. Get the recipe here.

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Because the best part of any pie is the crispy crust, this slab pie is double the deliciousness. Get the recipe here.

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Imagine if a taco and an empanada became one. Yeah... it's that good. Get the recipe here.

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Braised lamb shank and tender vegetables in a red wine and tomato sauce beneath a layer of golden brown dough, these lamb pot pies are an impressive meal worthy of a special occassion. Get the recipe here.

9. Pumpkin Brown Sugar Pop Tarts

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Pie for breakfast? Don't mind if we do... Get the recipe here.

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The recipe calls for a homemade pie crust, but you can easily save time by using a store bought version. Get the recipe here.

11. Caramelized Onion Tart With Gruyère

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This clever recipe combines the flavors of French onion soup and cheesy pizza, and the result will not disappoint you. Get the recipe here.

12. Chicken Quiche

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Filled with spinach, mushrooms, and chopped chicken breast, this quiche is an ideal recipe for when you're hosting a brunch crowd or trying to spice up a weekend morning. Get the recipe here.

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You could eat these hand pies with a fork and knife, but why not embrace this wonderful finger food? Get the recipe here.

14. Apple Cinnamon Pop Tarts

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Of course, these homemade breakfast pastries taste delicious when the crust is made from scratch, but you can save time and effort by using a refrigerated pie crust. While you're at it, opt for store bought cream cheese frosting for the glaze. Get the recipe here.

15. Pie Crust Pinwheel Cookies

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All you need are four ingredients to make these simple yet addictive cookies: Pie crust, sugar, cinnamon, and butter. You can always get creative and add hazelnut spread, jam, or even cream cheese. Get the recipe here.

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You could eat this vegetarian egg dish any time of day. We love making it on a Sunday and eating it all week for lunch with a simple green salad on the side. Get the recipe here.

17. Leftover Pie Crust Cookies

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Got extra pie crust? Don't put it to waste. Just form a ball of dough, cut the dough into shapes, brush them with an egg wash, and sprinkle them with cinnamon and sugar. Get the recipe here.

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