Monday, March 28, 2011

I Made It Mondays: Apple Pie In A Jar

As soon as I got home last Friday, I immediately went to the kitchen and began baking. I've been wanting to do this for a few weeks now but never had the time. I REALLY wanted to make these for our family event last Saturday, but it didn't happen.  I did a trial run which turned out great.  I wanted to bake more on Saturday, but Sadie came along so I didn't have time...and my husband and I ended up eating 1/2 of what we made. HAHA! 

I am so excited to share this with you!  My lovelies, this would be THE PERFECT wedding party favor for your guests.  A single serving size in a jar!  Super creative, incredibly good, and just so darn cute! It came out warm, scrumptious, and super yummy! The Husband definitely loved it and I know your wedding guests will love it too!

(PS - If you are short on time, you can buy the pre-prepared crust and fruit filling and make these.)

- 1/2 pint mason jar (Make sure they are sterilized and cleaned thoroughly)
- Ribbon, Stickers, or Fabric (for decoration)
For dough:
- 2 C Flour
- 11 T Butter (real butter, no exceptions) that’s just over 2/3 C
- 1/4 t Salt
- 4-5 T ice water
For Filling:
- 3 C prepared apples (peeled, diced)
- 3 T sugar
- 2 T flour
- 2 T butter (divided between the pies)
- Seasonings/flavorings- cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and almond extract, citrus zest etc)

1.  Make the dough and roll it out. Using the lid, press it down on the dough to use for the bottom of the jar. Using the 1/2 pint is a little tricky since it's taller.  I used a chopstick it press it down (haha).  It doesn't look great, but it works. Just make sure you cover the bottom completely.

2.  Cover the sides of the jar 3/4 of the way with dough.  It doesn't need to be perfect.  Make sure to press firmly and don't miss any holes.

3.  Mix all the filling ingredients together in another bowl.  Using a spoon, fill each jar a little less than 3/4 of the way.  I left a little bit of room.

4. Use the lid again to make the circles and cover the filling in the jar.  Press sides firmly with fingers or use a fork.  I punched a few holes in each pie to let it breathe.

5. Bake at 375 degrees for about 40 minutes. I put them in a bake dish to prevent them from sliding around. Careful when taking them out.  They are HOT and will stay hot for a while. 

6. Decorate as you please.  Bam! Apple pie (and cherry cobbler) in a jar.

And...just for kicks...I also made cherry cobbler in a jar at the same time, but that's a secret recipe. Hehe! Here are some pictures:


Anonymous said...

YUM!!!! These look great! Thanks for the recipe. Will have to try it. -Liz

martin said...

man looks scrumdeliliscious and the pies look tasy too , your husband is a lucky man