Desserts in a Jar


Apple Pie in a Jar
(makes six individual jar pies)

All you need:

3 cups apples, diced (5-6 large apples)
½ cup brown sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1.5 TBSP butter
2 TBSP whole milk
1 tsp white sugar

Plus: 6 half-pint, wide mouth canning jars, cleaned, and pie crust (make your own or buy it.)

All you do:

  1. 1. If you are using homemade pie crust, prepare and roll to ~ 1/8 inch thick and 12" round. Cut homemade or pre-made crust into quarters. Place each quarter into a jar and press to the sides and bottom of the jar. Use leftover pieces of homemade crust or second pre-made crust for toppers. Use the jar ring or cookie cutter to make toppers or cut a lattice.

  2. 2. Meanwhile, Combine brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Combine mixture with diced apples. Put about 1/2 cup of pie filling into each jar, ensuring you leave about 1/2 inch head space. Dot each pie-filled jar with ½ teaspoon of butter cut into small chunks.

  3. 3. Place the top crust onto the jar and "decorate". To give it a pretty golden brown color, brush the top of your pie with whole milk. For an added touch off sweetness, sprinkle white sugar on the top.

  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes or until golden brown. The pies can also be frozen (prior to baking).