7 Recipes Using Refrigerated Pie Crust

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7 Recipes Using Refrigerated Pie Crust

Get seven (non-pie) recipes using refrigerated pie crust.

Banana Dessert Wraps

These easy-to-make pastries are a fun spin on a classic banana split, and served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, they're almost better than it.

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Chocolate Orange Pastries

The obscure combination of chocolate and orange is a pleasing one, blending together the rich qualities of chocolate with the citrus from the orange. This recipe uses cream cheese and marmalade to mellow out their bold flavors, and wraps them up in refrigerated pie crusts to create a quick and delicious pastry.

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Cranberry-Orange Baklava Pinwheels

Nutty, citrusy, and sweet, these little pastries are easy to make with refrigerated pie crusts, and will instantly become a hit at your next cocktail party.

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Easy Danish Kringle

This Scandinavian pastry comes in all shapes and sizes, and can vary in filling, too. This recipe, which won Pillsbury's Bake-Off in 1994, creates a salty and sweet combination with chopped pecans and brown sugar, and a refrigerated pie crust makes it easy as ever to create.

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Gorgonzola-Fig and Walnuts Tartlets

Looking for an elegant yet easy appetizer for your next cocoktail party? These gorgonzola-fig tarts are the perfect combination of savory and sweet, and are easy to make using refrigerated pie crust.

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Salmon Pastries with Dill Pesto

Perfect to serve at your spring dinner party, these tiny pastries are easy to make ahead of time with the help of a refrigerated pie crust, but are delicious enough to impress your guests.

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Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Empanadas

Serve this Latin American specialty as a dessert with this recipe, which is easier to whip up by using refrigerated pie crusts.

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While there's nothing like a delicious home-cooked meal made from scratch, it's nice to have a helpful hand in the kitchen every now and then. Whether it's those pre-mixed spice packets that you like to use for your weeknight tacos or a box of a spring salad mix, there are some shortcuts that we as cooks are not ashamed to take because they don't take away from the integrity of the dish.

Fun and Easy Recipes Using Refrigerated Pie Crust

A great example of an approved-by-us shortcut is a refrigerated pie crust. Sure, there's nothing better than flour on your face, the therapeutic rolling of a pin, and a homemade, flaky pie crust, but hey, sometimes we just don't have the time, and a store-bought version can be a quick alternative.

No one understands the concept of helpful shortcuts for home cooks better than Pillsbury. The brand has been a staple in the art of baking for more than 130 years, and their products specialize in making your experience in the kitchen a faster one. From biscuits and croissant rolls to slice-and-bake cookies, Pillsbury has a line of products that take one extra step out of the cooking process, and their refrigerated pie crusts are some of our favorites.

To celebrate the beauty of their pie crusts, Pillsbury has shared some of their favorite recipes using refrigerated pie crusts — that aren't just for pies. Now, you can look to this helpful shortcut for more than just your dessert, because here are recipes for everything from appetizers to desserts that use a refrigerated pie crust. There's no harm in a shortcut, just as long as you use it creatively.

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