THIS is how to remake your leftover pies, into to a fancy pie trifle. Or serve it on Thanksgiving for a new exciting way to eat dessert. Easy, delicious and a new treat. Our family loves to have a little slice of each pie, so this is a great alternative. A little of everything please!
Thanksgiving Pie Trifle
1 pint heavy cream
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp. vanilla paste
Pinch of cinnamon
Maple Burbon syrup glaze (optional)
1 recipe Pie Crust Cookies (below)
Whip the heavy cream, brown sugar, pinch of cinnamon until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
Make the pie crust cookies. (below)
Using trifle cups or 9 oz. plastic clear cups assemble your pie trifles.
Layer 2 scoops of pumpkin pie, some brown sugar cream, drizzle of maple bourbon syrup, then 2 scoops of apple pie, brown sugar cream, drizzle of maple bourbon syrup. Then top with more brown sugar cream and a pie crust cookie or crumble (recipe below).
Pie Crust Cookies
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
1 pkg. refrigerated pie crust
1/4 cup sugar plus 1 tsp. cinnamon
Unwrap the pie crust. Place one pie crust on a lightly floured surface. With a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut 8-9 equal strips lengthwise. Set aside. Place the remaining pie crust on the counter. Then start to make your lattice. Using the solid pie crust as your base. Just remember over- under. Place 1/2 the strips of pie crust on top of the whole one. Then place the remaining pie crust strips the opposite way, lifting and tucking the crust over under until you get your desired pattern. It’s quite easy.
Using a 3″ round cookie cutter, cut 9 rounds. Place the rounds on a lightly greased baking sheet. The whisk one egg and brush an egg wash onto each round.
Sprinkle with the sugar and cinnamon mixture. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden and crispy. Cool.
*TIP: with the remnants of crust after cutting out the rounds, chop roughly and place on the end of the cookie sheet. Dust with the sugar cinnamon mixture and bake right along side the cookies. This will give you a nice crust crumble to use for your recipe as well.
Other trifle combos:
Pecan Pie & Sweet Potato Pie
Berry & Apple
Blueberry & Lemon Meringue
Triple Berry & Chocolate Silk
Happy Thanksgiving!!! xo