So the other day when the Fantabulous in-laws were coming up, Mr Fantabulous asked me to make a Coconut Cream Pie for dessert. Since it was just the 4 of us that day, and since I don’t eat this pie, I decided on making an 8″ pie. However when I made my pie crust I made enough for a double crust pie. Helps to pay attention when one is baking.
And okay I’ll confess… I could have froze the dough or even the crust but seriously I have not one spare inch of freezer space to be had in my kitchen freezer OR in the chest freezer (hangs her head). I swear I need to have a small army move in.
There I am, standing in my kitchen staring at this gorgeous pie dough. I didn’t want to make a pie just for me since I’m not a fan of coconut cream but I didn’t want to waste the dough either. Then something dawned on me.. it was National French Fries day. Hmmmm… I wonder.
Could I make an homage to them using the pie dough? So I dug through my drawers, found my fluted pastry wheel and got to cutting. By the time I was cutting it all up, brushing it and adding the sugar, the blind-baked crust was done and removed from the oven.
After about 10 or so minutes I removed the most precious little “Pie Fries” EVER from the oven! I mean they looked like those crinkly cut regular fries!
Now typically I use 8 gallons of ketchup on my fries or even ranch but ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww…you can’t use ketchup or ranch on sweet pastry dough! Can you? 🙂 Okay yes, I did give it a thought but opted against it.
Instead I made a raspberry coulis for ketchup. If you wanted “ranch” you could make a thinner cream cheese icing.
But check these things out! Seriously I wanted to just eat them all but I had to share them with Mama Fantabulous. So when she came up and saw them, I “squoze” the raspberry coulis onto the Pie Fry and watched her eat it. Her eyes got as big as saucers and she could barely contain the smile! She loved them! Go me! 🙂
- Sweet Flaky Pie Dough
- 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water
- Coarse Sanding Sugar
- Fruit Dipping sauces
- Follow instructions for Sweet Flaky Pie Dough.
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and lightly spray.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into either a square or rectangle leaving the dough about a 1/4” thick.
- Brush the dough with the egg wash.
- Sprinkle liberally with coarse sanding sugar.
- Using a fluted pastry wheel, cut 1/2”x4” strips.
- Move the strips to the parchment paper leaving 1” space between each one.
- Bake for about 10 minutes or just until golden brown.
- Serve with red berry coulis sauce.