I saw someone make this recipe on Instagram, and it looked like the perfect little dessert to have kids help make. We gave it a try over the weekend, and it turned out pretty yummy!
All you need for the salsa portion is whatever fresh fruit you have on hand. We used strawberries, kiwi, and blackberries.
The girls were actually doing their rest time when I decided to make the salsa. Otherwise, I definitely would have given them each a butter knife and let them try to cut the fruit into tiny little pieces. But . . . mama needed a break so I let them stay in their rooms instead 😉
I mixed all the fruit together and let it sit out on the counter for a few hours.
Pie Crust Dippers
1 box of refrigerated pie crusts (softened as directed on box)
1.5 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 Tablespoons melted butter
Cookie cutters of your choice
Once the pie crust is softened, roll it out to flatten it just a little bit more.
Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes.
Once you’ve used up as much dough as possible, put the shapes on a greased baking sheet, roll the dough back into a ball, and roll it out with the rolling pin.
Lucy did a great job!
Brush all of the dippers with the melted butter and then sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
Apparently the word “sprinkle” is relative. Check out that second tulip on the top!
Bake the dippers at 425 degrees for about 7 minutes. Take out and cool for two minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.
We pulled these out of the oven right before dinner, and they were perfectly cool to enjoy for dessert afterward.
They were definitely Emmy approved!
A few thoughts:
This was a fun dessert to make with the girls on a warm day, but I don’t think it’s something I’d serve to impress guests . . . know what I mean?
While the dippers were good, the salsa didn’t stay on them easily. Matty and I decided that if we were to do this again, the dough should be put in a mini muffin pan to make pie cups to hold the fruit . . . and then topped with a shot of whipped cream!
I hope you enjoy this refreshing, summertime dessert!