Imagination Pie

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By Braydon D. Turner

1 can crescent rolls
4 jumbo hot dogs
1 tablespoon butter
½ cup half and half
1 cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon chicken bullion
4 large eggs
2 slices American Cheese, chopped
1/4 medium sweet onion, thinly sliced

Preheat oven to 350º F.
Remove the crescent rolls from the tube and line a pie dish with them, making sure to press them up the sides of the dish to the top edge. Heat butter in a saute pan while slicing hot dogs (circles).  Add hot dog circles to melted butter and saute. In a medium mixing bowl, beat eggs and add remaining ingredients, except onions. Add sauteed hot dogs to mixture and pour into crescent lined pie dish. Sprinkle onion slices on top. Bake 45 minutes or until pie is set.  Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. 

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Notes From Paula’s Test Kitchen: What a great imagination from Paula’s 4 year old fan, Braydon.  These are the ingredients he pulled from the refrigerator and asked to cook and this fun pie is what was created.  It took about 10 minutes longer for the pie to set enough to slice well.  Kids will love this recipe!

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Great recipe and so easy! I used plain greek yogurt since I didn't have plain yogurt and the recipe was great! This is a keeper, thanks Paula!

By CJ on April 04, 2012


Crescent rolls in a tube contain trans fats! Try another brand besides Pillsbury and check the label.

By stargazer on October 15, 2011


I bet this also would be good with chili over it??? Haven't tired this yet but I bet it is great!

By Gale Wiles on June 10, 2011


This recipe is truly easy to follow and very delicious!!!

By on May 25, 2011


I just love your receipes. They are quick, easy and fun to make. Your receipes are not real expensive to make either. when we run out of food stamps and we are broke, we can always find one of your receipes that we can make to hold us over until the first of the month. Thank you from me and all my family. <3<3

By Launa Baugher on May 23, 2011


Paula everything in this recipe sounds good except for the onion I am allergic to them big time can something else be substituted in it's place.

By tina theodorides on May 21, 2011


Is this the birth of a new Food Network star? He has my vote!! xoxo

By Anonymous on May 21, 2011


Paula you're my to see a competition for more ideas on "imagination pie" the sky would be the limit!!! the way "Paula Dean" is my nickname at the Moose Lodge because of my passion for feeding everyone with good food like you..i feel honored!!! Love ya..Deb

By debbie fanton on May 21, 2011


Mary Mary Mary...I had to laugh when I read your post honey we are talking about Paula (the butter Queen) here she dont throw out a drop of butter!!!

By MZ on February 19, 2011

For the Imagination Pie, do you remove hot dogs with slotted spoon or okay to add the hot dogs AND butter they were sauteed in?

By Mary A. G. on August 30, 2010

I wasn’t sure about this pie because i don’t even like hot dogs but once i tried it i loved it. Thank you

By Stephanie Barber on June 15, 2010

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