The Brady Bunch Kids

The Brady Bunch Kids

Sunday, May 22, 2011

I can't wait to make these...Pie in a jar

These are individual-sized pies made in little glass jars that can go straight from the freezer to the oven. They are made in (short and squatty) half-pint jars.

Step 1 - Pie Dough
You can use either store bought or homemade

Step 2 - Make a topper and line the jar
Roll out a small handful of dough, this will be the topper. Use the ring part of the jar as your cutter, cut tops and set aside.
Use the remainder dough to line the jars. You do not need to grease the jars. Take little pieces of dough and press them against the bottom and sides of the jars, making sure that the dough goes clear up to the top of the jar.

Step 3 - Filling
Each jar will need about 1/2 cup of filling.

Step 4 - Topping
Make sure your 'top' has a vent so steam can escape. When your topper is ready place it on top of your pie. Since you used the lid as your cutter, your top will be large enough that the outside edge will go up the side of your jar. Press the two seams of dough together with your finger to create a seal.
You can also use a crumb topping instead of a dough topping.

Crumb Topping for 4-6 jar pies
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
2 Tbsp oats
1/4 Tbsp cinnamon
3 Tbsp cold butter
Combine sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Cut in butter. Add oats. Stir to combine.

Step 5 - Freeze them
When your pies are assembled, placed the metal lids back on and seal them tight and place them in your freezer.

Step 6 - Bake them
Place jars on cookie sheet
Bake at 375 for 50-60 minutes or until tops are golden brown. If you bake them fresh or unfrozen bake for about 45 minutes.

Step 7 - Serve them up
Depending on your type of pie, you can either pop them out of their jars and serve them on a plate or eat them right out of the jar.

Recipe obtained from Our Best Bites,

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