Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Pies Baked in a Jar

I found this very cute idea on Not Martha. It is a great blog and it has a very thorough tutorial on this. You will need All Ready pie crust, pie filling, and small Ball jars. One package of crust and one can of pie filling made 6 pies.

These short, wide-mouth jars were my favorites.

Press pie crust into the jar.

Fill 3/4 full with desired filling. (This is more than 3/4 full and I don't recommend it)

Cover with more pie crust and seal edges. Do cut-outs if desired. You can put the tops on the jars and freeze them at this point if you want to. You can then give it as a little gift for the recipient to bake themselves.

I also tried it in ceramic heart baking dishes.

You can brush the tops with beaten egg if you want to in order to give them more of a golden crust. Bake at 350° for 30-40 minutes, or until the crust is golden on top and inside.

I served them warm with Breyer's vanilla ice cream.

If you place the tops on them while they are hot from the oven, they will seal and keep for several months unrefrigerated. How cool is that??


Amby said... about chocolate!?

Vickie said...

I hadn't thought about chocolate. That would be yummy.

Matushka Anna said...

That looks so cool! I have a lot of short Ball jars that I used to make tiny layered salads for a picnic (also fun) and I think I'll have to try the pies.

Vickie said...

Hey Anna! Thank you. I love the idea of tiny layered salads.

Kat said...

Hi there!
I just found your blog, and have been perusing some of your earlier posts, so I thought I'd introduce myself a little! I really like your creativity - I am making a list of things to try to make for people as gifts! Thank you for sharing!

tricia harris said...

ANOTHER great idea, Vickie :) Thanks so much!

Vickie said...

Hi Kat
I'm glad you found me and thank you for your kind words. I love making special gifts, too, and I plan to keep posting them as I make them. Please come back and visit!

Vickie said...

Thank you Tricia!

Cherdecor said...

Now, how cute it that! I love this idea!

happeningswithLana said...

These really seem to be the in thing now. So cute.

Vickie said...

Thanks Cherdecor and Lana! It is fun to do a cooking/craft combination of sorts.

Rachel Roushey said...

What a great idea! I just came across your blog, wonderful job! What great unique ideas; everyone who gets to enjoy your little goodies is truely blessed.