December 2, 2010
Ever make Jar Pies?
I just love them! They are great this time of year, when it's cold outside and you just want a warm sweet treat. When company is popping by for the holidays and you want something quick and easy to offer, just pluck a handful of these that you have tucked away in your freezer and bake up some warm goodness! Maybe you want a little something to gift someone...Jar Pies fill the need!
What's your favorite pie? Turn it into a Jar Pie!
These happened to be Apple Cranberry Crumb...YUM!
And BONUS!! These babies are like those 100 calorie snacks - they are small and do the trick and I am sure MUCH less calories thank a big old hunk of pie...that is if you only eat one!!!
What you will need in addition to your pie recipe is a dozen or so of the small 4 ounce mason jars.
Butter your jars well, press pie crust into your jars, covering the whole jar.
Add your filling and topping or top pie crust (be sure to cut a vent if topping is dough).
Screw on your lids and freeze your pies, pull a few out when the mood strikes.
When ready to use, take of the lids, let them sit on a baking sheet for 20 minutes, preheat your oven and bake your pie at 375 then bake for 35-45 minutes or until done. The true time would depend on the type of pie you are baking.
Be sure to cut your apples/peaches etc smaller than your normally would for a traditional pie.
My kids had a blast making these this year....matter of fact the in above photo shown the pies were made my my youngest as her contribution to the Thanksgiving dessert table :)
Have fun with these!!