Monday, October 27, 2014

Yummy in a Jar

Who doesn't love miniture desserts? Well I can't resis them! Especially when it comes to apple pie!

Last weekend I had an pretty great weekend with some awesome girls and I wanted to make them a little something! With fall among us, I really want pie of all kinds all the time.  I get this way every year, but with eating healthy lately I don't want to spoil my hard work on dessert.  So I got to thinking there had to be a way to have pie without managing to overindulge.

Hello mason jars!

I figure people put all kinds of dessert into mason jars so I decided to put my apple pie recipe into pint sized jars and make everyone their own personal pie.

I started with pre-made pie crust (because let's face it- it was easier) and cut it into fouths.  Each mason jar got a fourth of the crust.  I used a wooden mortar to make the process of getting the crust into the jar just a tad easier.  Drape the crust over the mortar, turn the jar upside down, and then slide the jar over the mortar.  Then use your fingers to press the dough to the sides of the jar.  I probably spent way too much time on the crust since I was being a perfectionist and didn't want any holes.

Next, fill your crust with any type of pie you like! I filled mine with apple pie.  If you make a pie with fruit, be sure to dice the fruit up smaller than you normally would so it fits better in the jars.

Then, I used a cookie cutter to cut a piece of dough to put on the top pie to fit into the mason jar.

Here's a look at the pies before I put them in the oven.

I baked them for about 16 minutes a piece.  Be sure to let them cool completely before putting the lids on the jars.

I then custom made labels with my Silhouette to put on top of the lids and tied some wooden spoons onto the jars with some twine.  Here is the end result!

I really enjoyed seeing everyone love their personal pies! Jennifer seemed to really like hers!

I hope mason jar pies are all in your future after this post!

Let me know in the comments below what your favorite pie is!

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