Anyone who knows me, reads the blog, follows me on Twitter, is a friend on FaceBook, and quite frankly, meets me in a bookstore, grocery store, or even on the street…knows I love pie. It doesn’t matter what kind, what the season, with or without ice cream, in a bowl, on a plate, in a house, with a mouse…I love pie. It trumps everything.
Even recipes that are related to pie move to the top of the list. Like this one. And honestly, one of these days, I’ll figure out how to actually turn this into a pie. I will.
Jen made it for brunch a few months ago – I know, there’s Jen again, serving up awesome food. Hey Jen, why don’t you write a food blog?! – and it was, of course, wonderful. The chips are light and flaky as pie crust should be, with sugar and cinnamon sprinkled over them before they bake. A spoonful of the mixed fruit on top seals the deal.
I’ve made it a few times since, and it graced our table once again the other night when it was, oh, 200 degrees outside. I wasn’t about to turn on the oven, stove, or grill. No thanks. I’ll take my pie chips and fruit, thankyouverymuch.
Pie Chips with Fruit Salsa
Makes 4 cups of salsa and 64 chips
Prep time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
• 1 package refrigerated pie crust (15 ounce with 2 ready-made pie doughs)
• 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
• 3 tablespoons sugar
• 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
• 1 cup diced strawberries
• 1 cup diced pineapple
• 1 cup diced kiwi (about 3 kiwi, peeled)
• 1 cup diced peaches (about 1 large peach)
• 3 tablespoons honey
• 1 tablespoon lime juice
• Mint for garnish (optional)
Preheat oven according to pie crust package directions; line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Stir together sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl; set aside
Unroll pie dough and brush with melted butter. Cut 1 crust into 8 wedges, then cut each wedge into triangles like chips. Repeat with second crust. Transfer chips to prepared baking sheets. Sprinkle chips with the cinnamon-sugar mixture and bake until golden, about 8 minutes. Set aside to cool.
While chips are cooking, prepare your salsa. Dice all fruit and place in a medium serving bowl. Combine honey and lime juice in a small bowl and then pour over the fruit. Serve with the chips.
(originally from Cuisine at Home)