Friday, February 27, 2009

pie-in-a-jar, my new obsession

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Ever since seeing Not Martha’s tutorial on how to make a pie in a jar, I’ve been obsessed with them. I love the idea of a single serving of home made pie. Lucky for me I canned some yummy peach pie filling this last summer. I love this peach pie filling because it uses almond extract and no store bought pie filling can compare. Since I had all the ingredients already in my pantry I decided that it was time to make my little obsession a reality.

I used a pie crust mix and filled each jar with pie crust.



Next I added the pie filling and left a space at the top.



I then added a pie crust top. I simply rolled out the pie crust and used the jar ring as a cutter. Once the crust top was cut out in a perfect circle I used a small cookie cutter to cut out a little shape.



I then placed the crust on top and carefully pinched the pie crust top to the pie crust already in the jar. I baked it in my oven at 375 degrees until the pie crust was a golden brown. If you do this make sure you have a cookie sheet or something underneath. My little pies bubbled over a little bit.



These are adorable little pies and would make an excellent gift for a friend or neighbor. I think you can even freeze them and pull them out when you want a little pick me up. I wrapped up an extra pie in a jar that I had and gave it to my lovely cousin. She was so excited to get it.



Next, I tackle my obsession with cupcakes in a jar. Click here and here to check some of these cuties out!

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54 Responses to “pie-in-a-jar, my new obsession”

Jen said...

I love that idea!! Very cute!

Sarah said...

This is FANTASTIC! I absolutely love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

Yankee in England said...

Wow so cool! I think this might become my new obsession!

Lisa Human: Human Touch Designs said...

You share the BEST ideas! I can't wait to try this one out! What a great housewarming, birthday, or "just because" gift!

glenna said...

I just found your site. It is GREAT.
Pie in a jar! I'll give it a try.

Shannon said...

cute and yum! I'm having cupcke fever over at my blog, too.

chermonblie said...

My husband is thrilled! He said "that's the only drawback of pie--it's not easily eaten while on the run...never before have you seen people driving down the road eating pie...until now!" hahahaha

Jessica Munk said...

Sounds delish! I want to try it. Also could you include your recipe for your peach pie filling?...the one with almond extract?! Thanks!

Stacy said...

I just found your website through The Crafty Crow, and I love it. Now I'd really love your peach pie recipe! (We have 3 peach trees.)

Xazmin said...

Are you kidding me? That is such a cute and clever idea! Thanks for sharing!

Kathleen W. said...

That is an awesome idea! Thank you for sharing this.

Mom Taxi Julie said...

ummm can you bring me one? I'm too sick to make one lol.

MammaDucky said...

How cute! I love it! I made about a million cake-in-a-jars back when the hubby was in Iraq, but had never seen pies-in-a-jar.
I've even done brownies in a jar, and muffins in a jar (all to send to hubby and his friends). Cute! Thanks!

Alena said...

Holy Moley, you gals totally amaze me! Love the idea!!! Yummm...

kristal said...

yum! also-good forced portion control:)

Laura said...

Yummy! Great idea. It reminded me of the cakes in terracotta plant pots. I want to make pie in a jar. Thanks so much.

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shortmama said...

You can mail that to me at...lol looks yummy!

Tori C. (The Sweet Jelly Bean) said...

The cute! The little heart on the top is adorable!

The Garden of Egan said...

Wow! I'm so excited to try this. I've never heard of something like this, cute. My mind is going a mile a minute.

Michelle said...

Fabulous idea! I think I may have to make some of these for a friend who just had a baby! Thank you!

Sharlene said...

Cute cute cute! Love it. Okay. Gift idea to remember for sure.

erica e said...

i love this. would you share your peach pie filling recipe?

Liz said...

What a great idea. These have to go on tonight's menu. Thanks!

BoufMom9 said...

OH how cute! I was looking for a mini apple pie recipe to make for the kids this week for dinner on our "formal" night.
Will definitely be making these cuties!!!!

Rox said...

This is brilliant! I have to find a smaller jar and try this out :)

Jennie and Adam said...

I'll definitely have to give this a try!
I'm curious about your peach pie filling. Do you have a link to where I might find it, or would you be willing to post it?

Jennie and Adam said...

I'll definitely have to give this a try!
I'm curious about your peach pie filling. Do you have a link to where I might find it, or would you be willing to post it?

Tiffany G. said...

very cute!

i've made anything like this before and was wondering if i could mail these or is hand delivering best?

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

Such a fun idea! I can't wait to see the cupcakes in a jar.

Megan @ Little Bella Bean said...

I Die!!! YUM!!! I need to do this! Do you use just any jar?? A certian type that is ok for the oven? Fill me in, I know nothing! =)
Thanks for sharing!
Megan

kimi said...

i LOVE them!! love it love it! it is so cute!

j_mckinnon said...

Now I know what to do with all my jars I've collected over the years from people giving me gifts in a jar. I've got jars of all sizes.

The Eadle Family said...

I'm not sure about the pie in the jar, unless it was a smaller jar. BUT I LOVE the cupcake an d muffin in a jar. lol

The Paper Aproness said...

You are my hero! I have a new neighbor and I've been trying to figure out what to send over. This is adorable. I only wish I'd discovered your post before Valentine's day.

christine said...

Please oh please post the recipe for the pie filling! It sounds amazing!

hellosweetworld said...

Great gift idea!

pam said...

I had idea from last year, and wanted to do it, but now I just have to do it.

Katie @ 3 Blondes and a Redhead said...

WOW! I have never seen anything like this. Thanks for sharing the steps to making these little gems!

Twiddle Thumbs admin said...

That is seriously the cutest food gift ever!

aurora said...

So I have been loving cupcakes in a jar, but pie?? How fun!! I can't wait to whip up a few of these puppies. And taste-test, of course. :D

Little Birdie Secrets said...

Hi everyone! The peach pie recipe I used is a canned peach pie filling. It is a basic peach pie filling-no cinnamon-that adds a couple of teaspoons of almond extract to the filling. I tried to pull the recipe out and realized that it grew legs and walked off-boo. I am trying to get another copy from the original recipe maker and get permission to share it. So far, I haven't been able to contact her. I'll keep you posted.

Chic Cookies said...

Darling! Loves these... I posted a link on my edible crafts column (at ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com). thanks for sharing the cuteness! meaghan

Cee Tindall said...

I have made a 'pie candle in a jar', that smelled like peaches, but I like this recipe where it can be eaten! Awesome idea. Can't wait to try it.

bren yule said...

I LOVE this idea! have you tried the cake in a mug???

Cake in a Mug Recipe

1 microwave safe coffee cup
4 tlbs all purpose flour
4 tbls sugar
2 tbls baking cocoa
1 egg
3 tbls milk
3 tlbs oil
3 tbls mini choc chips
Splash of vanilla
Add dry ingredients to mug,
Mix well…
Wisk egg, milk and oil separate.
Add to mug and mix well.
Add chips and vanilla; mix again.
Tap mug gently on countertop
to remove air pockets
but not too hard or the chips
will sink to the bottom.
Put mug in microwave.
Cook for 2-3 min.
The cake will rise over the top
of the mug but don't be alarmed.
Allow to cool a little.
Tip out onto a plate, if desired.
FROST & DECORATE!

RootsAndWingsCo said...

This looks Delish! So cute and actually looks tasty! I'll have to try this one!
Rebecca
RootsAndWingsCo.blogspot.com

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Little Birdie Secrets said...

These were pint jars

Sarahlcc♥ said...

Wow! What a wonderful idea! I'm obsessed with pies, so this would be perfect.

Mandy and Jack said...

What a wonderful idea! Thank you for sharing!

Young Wife said...

These look awesome!

Dila said...

I came across your site and loved the post very much. I'll give it a try. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures too.

Amy said...

Did you ever find the peach pie filling recipe? I'd love to see it. I found this one but it calls for an awful lot o corn starch http://www.pickyourown.org/peachpiefilling.htm

Piccolo Artista said...

Hi, and thanks for a great post; I have published an article of how to make small apple pies for children in this link and you are featured: http://www.piccolocuoco.com/2011/10/19-tortine-di-mele-per-bambini-in.html, please let me know what you think, thank you! Best, Ivy

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