Rob maybe a wiz at whipping together a savory dinner but I definitely take the cake for yummy desserts. One of my favorites are apple pies in a jar. It’s a fun and easy way to serve your favorite apple pie and there are so many fun ways to customize. You can also give them as favors for a wedding or as a gift during Christmas time.
I was recently in NJ visiting my family and decided to make them as a treat for dessert.
For 8 small wide mouth jelly jars I peeled and cut into small pieces 4 large apples. I used a mix between Gala, Granny Smith, and Cortland apples. I then mixed together a simple apple pie filling and added it to the cut apples.
- 3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Using Pillsbury pie crust I lined each jar making sure there were no cracks (about 3 crusts, 1.5 boxes).
I filled each jar almost to the top but leaving room for the top layer of crust. If you plan to close each jar and bake at a later time make sure it does not pass the threshold. If you are going to throw them right in the oven you don’t have to worry about that as much.
Using the 4th pie crust I cut out a top layer for each jar and used some fun cookie cutters for accents.
I love using cookie cutters because you can customize the jars for any holiday or special event.
I placed all of the jars on a cookie sheet and baked at 325 for 45 minutes. Cook time will depend on your over so you may want to start checking them around 35 minutes.
Once cooled I topped with some whip cream and they were ready to serve! The extras can be covered and placed in the fridge to be warmed up at a later time. I always make extras for that exact reason.