Save Time Without Sacrificing Flavor With These Pillsbury Pie Crust Recipes

Pillsbury pie crusts are a refrigerator staple that can be used to whip up an apple pie in a pinch. The pie crusts are incredibly versatile and can be used for so much more than just pie. Some of our favorite cooking hacks involve using pie crust to make anything but pie.

One of the best parts of Pillsbury pie crusts is knowing all the nutritional facts, as they're printed on the label. Their serving size is rather small, at 1/8 of one crust. The daily value of trans fat is 0, with a low cholesterol count. It's no surprise that the dough is not a good source of vitamin D, potassium, or calcium.

Pillsbury, which is owned by General Mills, also makes gluten-free dough.

A standard Pillsbury pie crust package comes with two crusts so you can use the first for the bottom and the second for the top crust of the pie. They are pretty straightforward to use. Simply, let the refrigerated pie crust come to room temperature, then unroll and place into a pie plate.

We've got you covered with seven Pillsbury pie crust recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.

Pillsbury Pie Crust Recipes


What's better than pie for breakfast? This quiche's bottom crust is filled with eggs, cheese, and potatoes. It's a super easy recipe that'll provide enough leftovers for the entire week.

Get the recipe here.


Pre-made pie crust is great for making empanadas. An empanada is a flaky pastry stuffed with meat, veggies, or cheese, then baked until golden brown. These spinach and cheese stuffed empanadas would make a great appetizer or light lunch.

To make these, roll out the pie dough and use a biscuit cutter to cut 12 circles. Fill each with filling, then fold and pinch the seams. Bake for 20 minutes and enjoy!

Get the recipe here.


Chicken Pot Pie

There's nothing better on a cold day than a comforting bite of creamy, chicken pot pie. The hardest part of a pot pie is making the crust. Use Pillsbury dough to cut down on the baking and prep time.

To make the filling, you'll need to make a roux with butter, all-purpose flour, and milk. Once made, add in your veggies of choice and chicken. Add the filling on top of your pie crust, then place the second crust on top and seal the crust edge. Cut slits in the top and bake.

Get the recipe here.

Cinnamon Roll Cookies

These cookies are a cinch to make with Pillsbury pie crust. They taste just like the crispy parts of a traditional cinnamon roll. You're substituting cookie dough for pie dough.

To bake, roll out the crust and spread on a layer of softened cream cheese. Next, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Roll the dough into a log and slice individual cookies. Once baked, top with powdered sugar icing.

One serving size is one cookie. One cookie has less total fat and total carbohydrates than an entire cinnamon roll. Be careful not to eat too many, if you're being carb conscious.

Get the recipe here.

Fried Apple Hand Pie

If you're looking for a dessert that tops apple pie, look no further than fried apple pie. These are made with a traditional apple pie filling with cinnamon, sugar, salt, and cornstarch.

These are not healthy, but you can feel slightly better knowing apples have a ton of vitamin C and dietary fiber.

Get the recipe here.

Pecan Pie Tarts

These miniature pies make the perfect brunch treat. They are individual servings, making them perfect for guests to pop in their mouths.

Place the pie dough in a muffin tin and fill with the pecan pie filling. Bake at 350 and serve hot. Don't forget a scoop of vanilla ice cream to take this over the top.

Get the recipe here.


This is a traditional Jewish cookie that is filled and rolled. Pillsbury pie crust or crescent rolls work as a great substitute for the traditional dough.

First, pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees and pick your fillings. Traditionally, jam is used, but feel free to get creative with fillings like peanut butter or Nutella. Next, unroll the dough out onto your work surface and spread the filling in an even layer.

Cut the dough into 16 wedges and roll each up, starting at the widest edge. Bake for 25 minutes and enjoy.

Get the recipe here.

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