Thursday, May 26, 2011

Pie in a Jar with Free Patriotic Tags...Yes, Please!

I have been wanting to make those cute little pies
in mason jars since I saw them way back when!

Well, I finally got around to making them!
You have to try these!
They are super easy and have a big impact
when you attach a cute little label!

What do you think?
Want to make you own?

Here are the recipes and directions!

Basic Pie Crust Recipe:

2 cups Flour
1/4 tsp of Salt
11 Tbls of Butter
4 to 5 Tbls of cold water

1. Measure flour and salt into a bowl.
Cut cold butter (straight from fridge) into small chunks
and throw on top of the flour.

2.   Cut the butter into the flour.
Until butter is in small crumbly pieces.

3.  Add ice water a tablespoon at a time
while stirring dough mixture with a fork

4.  Bring it all together and pat into a ball.
 Wrap in plastic and put it in the fridge.
Next for the Fruit:

2 C prepared fruit (pitted, diced, peeled, etc.)
2 T sugar- brown or white
2 T flour
1 T butter (divided between the pies)
Seasonings/flavorings- cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and almond extract, citrus zest etc)

I used red delicious apples for this recipe.
Sprinkle flour over fruit.
Add  brown sugar to taste, up to 1/2 cup.
Mix it all up.

Next Make a Topper and Line the jar:

Roll out a small handful of dough.
This is just for the tops of your pies.
Grab the ring part of your jar and use that as your cookie cutter.
Cut the tops and set them aside.

Now the fun begins:  Assembly!!

1.  Start pressing the dough into the jars. 
Start from the bottom and work your way until you
almost reach the top of the rim.

2.  Add 1/2 cup fruit filling

3. Add the Circle Toppers to the the pie

4.  Press with a fork to seal the edges. (sorry no pictures)

5.  Brush the tops with butter and sugar.

I used Maple Sugar I bought at Williams Sonoma!  It is so good! 
You have to try this stuff!
I put it in my coffee....ok, ok, I digress...

Now, you can either freeze these lovilies for another day,
or you can bake them up now

If frozen, cook at 375 for 50 to 60 minutes or to cook immediately for 45.
I cooked mine for exactly 45 minutes and they were perfect!!

Now, who wants some free tags to go along with these yummies?

Just send me an email at
and tell me what kind of pie you are making!
You will get
Cherry Pie Labels
Apple Pie Labels
And Matching Favor tags that say "Enjoy"

Happy Baking!


  1. love pies in a jar & such cute tags! :)

  2. I love pie. I love little things. I LOVE pie in a jar, and your printables just put the cuteness factor way over the top. Fabulous!!

    Have you tried the Cooks Illustrated pie crust with vodka? It's brilliant, and makes making pie crust SO much easier.

  3. Oh how cute! I'm so behind on my reader, thanks so much for the heads up!!!

  4. These are awesome! I will try them ~ just posted to my FB page.

  5. These look absolutely delicious! Would love for you to share this at my Summer Fun Fest Linky Party going on right now.

  6. I've heard of cake but never pie in a jar. Looks wonderful!

  7. AWESOME! what size jars did you use? 1/2 pint? or pint? Thank you! and thank you for sharing!

  8. Love this, so much I featured you in my Patriotic week! Thanks for sharing


  9. What a great idea, found you on SITS new follower

  10. Simply amazing!! they sound fantastic :)

  11. These are so cute! I definitely HAVE to try the fact, I have just the occasion in mind. Thanks for the great idea!

  12. Can you actually 'can' these? Meaning, once they're baked...boil the jars to vacuum seal them and then shelve them for awhile?

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