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16 Genius Ways To Turn Your Favorite Food Into Pie Crust

So many delicious foods are also very crustworthy.

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1. This sweet potato pie has a secret, and that secret is a crust made from cinnamon rolls.

2. A Cheez-It-crusted apple pie won't win any beauty pageants, but it totally wins at LIFE.

A pie crust made of crushed Cheez-Its. That is all.

Recipe: Homemade Cheez-It Apple Pie

3. If you're on a low-carb diet and bored of frittatas, try making quiche with a spaghetti squash crust.

4. If you love carbs but happen to be gluten-free, sweet potatoes also make for an excellent quiche crust.

5. Next time you make chicken pot pies from scratch, top those babies with some frozen tots.

I used to think the crust was the best part of chicken pot pie. Then I tried one topped with tater tots.

Recipe: Tater Tot Chicken Pot Hot Dish

6. Stuffing blueberry pie filling into deep-fried tortillas is a very acceptable alternative to traditional pie.

It's this kind of outside-the-box (pie dish?) thinking that separates us humans from the rest of the animal kingdom.

Recipe: Blueberry Pie Tacos

7. Pumpkin mousse tastes great inside an easy crust made with BOXED CAKE MIX.

Why fuss with keeping butter or shortening at the perfect temperature when you can make your crust with boxed cake mix instead?

Recipe: Mini Pumpkin Mousse Pie

8. Twice-baked mashed potatoes are stellar on their own, but they're better in a meatloaf pie crust.

Yeah, a pie crust made of MEAT.

Recipe: Twice-Baked Potato Pie

9. Making a crust from nothing but chocolate and butter is a good way to show any pie filling that you mean business.

10. Obviously, the only acceptable crust for a cookie dough ice cream pie is COOKIES.

LOL it's such a non-negotiable that I almost feel silly even mentioning it.

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookie-Crusted Cookie Dough Ice Cream Pie

11. A brownie crust is an excellent base on which to build an epic peanut butter cheesecake.

12. On the flip side, a brownie pie crusted with pretzels is an equally good idea.

13. Eating pie for breakfast can be healthy if you make a cheerio crust and fill it with fruit and yogurt.

14. I know, you guys are so ~over~ bacon, but this mac and cheese pie with a bacon lattice will soften even the most jaded of foodies.

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Yes, OK, YES, there is a regular crust on the bottom. But the lattice was too good not to share. And tbh you can skip the bottom crust and still have a kick-ass pie.

Recipe: Macaroni and Cheese Pie with a Bacon Lattice

15. POP QUIZ: Which former Food Network star is responsible for pouring vanilla pudding (and other things) into a Twinkie crust?

Click through to find out, although I can say with 95% certainty that your guess is correct.

Recipe: Snack Cake Pie

16. The Frito pie is a pioneer in the field of "Things We Call Pie That Are Not Really Pie." Without it, this list would not have been possible.

Chili, cheese, Fritos. What can go wrong? Nothing can go wrong.

Recipe: Frito Chili Pie