Friday, November 19, 2010

DIY Friday - A Jar Full of Pie

Thanksgiving is next week and it's time to start thinking about what you are going to be cooking. There HAS to be pie, it's tradition. But, what if you make it a little more fun this year.

I stumbled across these adorable pies in a jar on Green Wedding Shoes and just had to pass along.

Here is how to make the cute Pie in a Jar treats from our Winter Wedding Shoot we featured this morning!

Pie Crust Dough (fave recipe or pre-made)
2 12 oz. cans of cherry, apple or your favorite pie filling
2 Tb of sugar
1 large egg beaten

6 4 oz. mason jars, cleaned with lids and labels removed
Heart shaped cookie cutter
1 Cookie sheet

Bake at 325 degrees for roughly 30-35 minutes or until dough becomes a light golden color.

At that time, arrange the dough hearts on the pies, brush the hearts with the egg wash and sprinkle with sugar. Bake an additional 10-15 minutes until dough is golden brown all the way around the jars. If needed, place foil over the tops of the jars to keep the hearts from burning.

Remove and let jars cool on a rack. Decorate with ribbon, tags, or labels on lids as desired and give to your family, friends or wedding guests!

Brought to you by your friends from Intertwined Weddings & Events and APictureLife Photography. Photos from the photo shoot (top and bottom left) by Candice Benjamin.

Note: Recipe adapted from

These pies store great in the freezer so you can make them up ahead a time and then pull them out and bake when needed. Just make sure you let them thaw for 1 hour before you bake them.

Another great idea is to use them as gifts. I came across these adorable pie labels that you can download for free and print to use as jar labels.

They even have baking instructions on them!! Thanks to LollyChops for your cute and free labels!

Happy baking!!!


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