Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Pie in a Jar

Ever since I saw this post on Little Birdie Secrets, I've wanted to try making these scrumptious little treats. I just love personal sized treats. Whenever there is pie around I feel like I eat too much or there is too much left over. This is just great as a small gift when visiting a friend for the day or as a little pick-me-up.

This really was way easier than I thought. Everything went REALLY fast. I made some this morning and gave it away to a friend around 10am. I felt a little funny about giving it away because I technically haven't tried baking it. I told my friend that I hadn't tried it yet and she said she'd let me know how it turned out. If I really wanted I could just bake one of the two I have left in my freezer. But, those are already intended for some special friends.

(I had the crust up over the top of the jar so I could make sure I had enough to squish the top crust with it. It worked well and there was a little left over.)

The crust recipe I used was from an old church cookbook. The recipe was titled "Best Ever Pie Crust". I figured with a title like that, I couldn't go wrong!

2 cups flour
1 cup crisco
1 Tablespoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk

Cream 1 cup flour with the crisco. Add remaining flour and dry ingredients. Stir in milk. May use spoon or electric mixer. Roll out for double pie crust or 2 single pie crusts. For baked shell, fill unbaked crust with uncooked pinto beans. Bake at 450* for 15 minutes. Gently spoon out beans.

{Of course I disregarded the second half of the instructions, while making the pie in a jar.}

For the filling I just peeled 2 medium sized fresh peaches and cut them up in small pieces. I added some sugar (didn't measure - but I guess it was about 1 1/2 Tablespoons). I added about a teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg. I also added about 1 Tablespoon of flour to thicken the juice.

This yielded about 3, half pint jars of pie filling. I still have some pie crust dough leftover. So, I think I may whip up some more tomorrow. {... if I can find any more of my little jars.}

I also found a great post about this on Not Martha.


  1. Hey guess what, I found your blog. Super cute and yummy idea. You are so domestic. Here's my blog address so you guys can check in with us from time to time while we're in OK. Now that I have your blog address, I'll be sure to do the same.

    P.S. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the picture you have as your header!

  2. That not only looks adorable, but delicious too. I will definitely have to try it.

  3. Thanks, Deb. Glad you found me. :-) I finally have the urge to update more often and I'm feeling less scared to share my blog with people. I'm glad I'll be able to keep in contact with you guys when you're far away!

  4. Thanks, Tiffany. I just baked one and it's cooling... at this very moment. It doesn't look as pretty as the other blogs "pie in a jar" pictures. But, I'll bet it still tastes good. I think I'm going to try it again with the shorter fatter little jars. I think they're like 4oz jars, or something. I just can't believe how easy these are. Really.