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We’ve heard about salad in mason jars, but what about dessert? A single serving of pie in a small mason jar is just enough and you won’t have to worry about accidentally eating a whole pie! Not than any of us have ever done that before …
Most of these recipes can be prepared and frozen until you are ready to bake and serve. Bonus! Your family and dinner guests will be impressed by the presentation. Here are instructions on how to create and assemble your sweet treat:
Your Basic Recipe
Here are the supplies you’ll need for your pie project:
6, 1/2 pint wide mouth canning jars
Pastry pie crust
Ingredients for your filling
And the easy directions:
Prepare your pie crust. Store-bought crust may need to sit out for a few minutes. Or make your own if you have a good recipe.
Using a knife, trace around the ring from the lid of the jars to cut 6 circles of dough. Place one circle of dough into the bottom of each jar and press it into the bottom and up along the sides.
Now you’ll want to add the filling of your choice and bake — or not, depending on the topping you’re using. Take some inspiration from the recipes below!
Pie-In-A-Jar Recipes You’ll Love
Sure, the crust is the foundation, but the filling is key! Here are 12 great ideas for making your pie-in-a-jar something special:
1. Crumb-Topped Apple Pie
This classic can be made up to two days in advance. Bake them right before serving for some warm, gooey goodness!
2. Traditional Pecan Pie
Who says you have to wait for Thanksgiving to enjoy pecan pie? I don’t.
3. Peach Cobbler
Summertime is the perfect time for a delicious peach cobbler. Don’t forget the ice cream!
4. Blueberry and Cherry Pies
Blueberry and cherry pies served together can add a patriotic flair and be a hit at a Memorial Day BBQ. Or any other time for that matter!
5. Blackberry Crisp
This recipe calls for fresh blackberries. Blackberry seeds are rich in Omega fatty acids and those are good for you. So, this is basically a health food!
6. Key Lime Pie
This zesty key lime pie recipe uses graham crackers instead of pie dough.
7. Chocolate Pudding Pie
Enjoy no-bake chocolate pudding pie in less than 10 minutes.
8. Chocolate Pecan Pie
Garnish these sweet chocolate pecan pie jars with whipped cream and graham crackers for a true crowd-pleaser!
9. Coconut Cream Pie
This yummy recipe is an easy no-bake pie that is loaded with toasted coconut and tropical flavor.
10. Banana Cream Pie
This southern classic is chilled in the fridge before serving for a cool and sweet summer treat!
11. No-Bake Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake
This recipe calls for fresh cherries and an interesting salty cracker crust that you can prepare in 15 minutes for less.
12. Boston Cream Pie
Is Boston cream pie a cake or a pie? You decide, but try it in a jar and I’m sure you will enjoy it even more!
Pie-in-a-jar ia perfectly versatile miniature dessert. Will you make one (or a bunch!) this season?
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