Today I am making pie.
I saw a tutorial a few weeks ago on making cinnamon-sugar swirl pie crust, and loved the idea. Naturally now that I'm ready to make pie I can't find the recipe. So I improvised. I used my regular recipe for a double pie crust (because I almost always do--I'd much rather have a little extra to discard when all it is is flour and shortening than have trouble getting the pie crust big enough and perfectly shaped), and I rolled it out into a big blob:
Then I gave it a very little big of oil and a LOT of cinnamon sugar, and started messily rolling it up:
I cut it into thin slices and put them in the pie pan, then when I had them all in I pressed them in to make sure there were no holes:
And finally in went the filling:
And the finished pie, baked and cooling:
This, obviously, is pecan, but I can see this being delicious with apple or pumpkin pie, or many other choices too. There's no reason why you couldn't do it as a pre-baked pie shell for a chiffon or meringue pie as well.