Thursday, August 26, 2010

Fruit Pies In A Jar

It's back to school and even though the weather doesn't
feel like Fall, I start wanting to bake.


I saw these adorable fruit pies showcased by Yvonne
at  Stone Gable and have
wanted to try them ever since.  Click to get her
complete instructions and see hers, which are much prettier
than mine.  Everything Yvonne makes is beautiful.

I had the funniest experience as I made these cutie pies.  I
was absolutely giddy while putting them together.  I don't
think I have ever been that excited about baking something
before.  I think it was because they were so darling.

You simply press pie dough into a small mason jar and fill

with pie filling, seal it with a top and bake.

Yvonne's Pie in a Jar

4 - 4 oz. mason jars
pie dough (She recommends Martha
Stewart's pie crust.  I cheated and used
thawed Marie Callendar's frozen pie dough.)
2 C. fruit
2 T. sugar
2 T. flour
1 T. butter (I omitted this)
I also added a sprinkling of cinnamon in the
and 1 few drops of almond flavor in the
cherry filling

1 egg
sanding sugar

Press dough into clean mason jars.  Add filling and
top with butter.  Seal with a top crust.  Cut vents.
Mix egg with a little water and brush tops with
egg mix to make sugar stick.
Sprinkle with dusting sugar.

Place on a baking sheet to catch drips.  Bake at 375
for 40-45 minutes.

I made two kinds, strawberry rhubarb


Fresh Bing cherries.

Flute the edges and cut some small vents then
top with sugar crystals.

Or use a small cookie cutter to make a vent.

Place on a cookie sheet to catch drips.

Bake at 375 for 40-45 minutes or until
golden brown.

My husband said he didn't really crave either of the fruit choices
so the next day I made him a mini pecan pie.

These are really a treat for those of you who love crust!

Eat while warm.  These were so fun and delicious.

We were actually going out to dinner with friends,
but I brought one in the car with extra spoons so we
could have a little "appetizer".

Both fruit pies were a lovely shade of dark pink
for Pink Saturday.

I have a pillow that says, "Life is short, eat dessert first."

I try to follow that advice whenever I can.

I am posting this on


Thanks Yvonne for the wonderful inspiration.

Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. OMG!!! It's WAY to late to be craving pie! I bookmarked these when Yvonne posted them, NOW I'm bookmarking you too! How much crust did it use? a single or a double crust??? Thanks for posting it again, I HAVE to make it.
    Hugs, Donna

  2. Oh my! I am starving...and I LOVE pie. These are the cutest things ever! I haven't been on the computer much so did not see Yvonne's. I can't wait to try them!

    Thanks so much for sharing ~ and thanks for stopping by.


  3. They look great! Can't wait to try them!

  4. 1. ADORABLE!

    2. UNIQUE!!!

    3. YUMMY!!!

  5. Jacqueline, YOur pies came out beautifully! Wow I love the pecan pie idea. It is my husbands favorite too!
    I am thrilled they were a hit!
    And thanks for the kind words!
    xo Yvonne

  6. Just beautiful! I'm sure they tasted pretty darn good too-enjoy:@) I pass a pear tree on my way to work and it is loaded, the pears are just falling to the ground... that might be my next pie!

  7. Your pies look absolutely beautiful, Jacqueline. I am going to give them a try sometime.
    Have a great weekend.

  8. Hi Jacqueline,

    This is a great idea, as I'm a "crust" can never have too much crust! I might actually have to try this. Thanks for passing it on!


  9. I love Yvonnne, and her blog!!! Your pies turned out very well. I love them!!


  10. Oh, your mini pies look sooooooo good!! This is such a fun idea, I'm going to have to try it! Thanks for sharing!!

  11. What a clever idea!!! Pies in a it!

  12. Never heard such a thing. Look yummy. I may get my mother to help me out on this one. The pecan pie may be my father's favorite. Do you have recipe for that? I will post my pinkie later. Thanks for sharing.

  13. I love anything Yvonne makes. I have tried to duplicate some of her recipes......hers always look better! Your pie look fantastic!! I hope to try them soon:)

  14. Oh my goodness, what a fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing it. They look delicious.

  15. LOL My kids are always trying to convince me to serve dessert first! They'd love these- everyone gets their favorite flavor. I've done banana nut bread and processed it in canning jars for camping trips
    xoxo Pattie

  16. I am with you on the desserts. I always like to know what's on the dessert menu before I order, so I know how to choose my entree.

    These look so delicious. What a fun treat!

  17. These are just adorable! So tiny and cute!

  18. I featured these on Top 5 Hits and think they are in my Top 10 Summer ideas for sure! Yours look so good and I love that you ate dessert first on your date! You sure have a fun blog, Jacqueline.

  19. That is indeed a brilliant idea-I am so happy you shared it! I will start collecting jars to make these for a dinner party. Thanks to you and Yvonne!

    Best wishes,

  20. so cute! great idea, and I don't even like pies! :)

  21. I agree...dessert first! These are delightful, and they will definitely make an appearance as a dessert...appetizer? one of my luncheons. Thanks for stopping by my post. Cherry Kay

  22. ooh wonderful I have the perfect jars for this. Now I can show my husband that keeping all this stuff does come in handy!! Lovely. loved my visit.

  23. Those are gorgeous...wouldn't they be lovely for Thanksgiving or another special fall meal? Thanks for sharing!

  24. Those pies in a jar are awesome! I've got to try making them sometime. Thanks for a great idea!

  25. This has been a very emotional day, reading about GOD, miracles and awesome HE is..!

    This pie looks delicious. I missed it at Stone Gable/..may have to try this sometime. :)

  26. I've seen these before too, and every time I do, I can't get over how cute they are! The possibilities are endless! Yours are darling!

  27. I love the look of those adorable pies. Can you email me the recipe for the pecan pie ones. I want to make these for our family.

  28. They are cute little pies, what a neat idea. I will have try making them too. Happy Pink Saturday!

  29. What a great idea! Very clever and I must give it a try!

  30. Oh my gosh this looks so yummy!
    Love your blog!

    Renee ♥

  31. What a fabulous idea! These look adorable!

  32. What a fabulous idea! These look adorable!


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