Monday, June 13, 2011

Cuteness Overload - Recipe for Raspberry Pie In A Jar

I had never made a pie before.
Lots of cupcakes.
Lots of cookies.
Lots of cakes.
But a pie?
I saw this from Shauna (man, inspiration is everywhere!) and totally died.
Must make. Now.
So I did!
Ladies and gents...
Pie. In a jar.

Here's what you'll need:
4 half-pint mason jars

For the crust:
2 C Flour
11 T Butter - real butter
1/4 t Salt
4-5 T ice water

For the fruit filling:
4 C prepared fruit
up to 1/2 C Sugar
3 T Flour
2 T Butter
 Put the flour and salt in a bowl.
The cut up your insane amount of butter (COLD - straight from the fridge)
into little butter chunks and add them to your flour & salt mixture.
Mix it all together and break up the butter chunks into super small butter chunks.
 Add ice water a tablespoon at a time and mix .
Eventually just grab it all with your hands and knead a bit.
 Your dough should look like this.
 In another bowl, take your washed and prepared fruit (I used raspberries), sugar,
flour, and butter and mix it all together until it is a mushy, mashy, gooey mound of
I added a splash of vanilla to this mixture as well.
 Okay, so your dough is prepared and hanging out in a bowl.
And your fruit filling is prepared and hanging out in another bowl.
Take some of your dough and roll out on the counter.
(Don't want a counter full of flour? Just sandwich the dough between 2 pieces of wax paper and roll.)
Take a lid from one of your jars and cut 4 circles.
This is for the pie tops.
Set those aside for now.
 Take the rest of your dough and press it into the jars.
You don't need to roll the dough for this out.
Just press with your fingers.
Make sure to get the dough all the way up the sides of the jar.
 Fill them up!!
Once you've filled the jars with the filling, stick a little pat of butter on top of the fruit.
Now place your precut toppers onto the top of the jars and
press against the sides with your fingers or a fork to seal them.
Make sure you have a vent or a hole cut into the topper!
Have fun with a little cookie cutter.
Cuteness overload.
 When your crazy jars of goodness are ready to go in the oven,
sprinkle some melted butter and sugar on top.
Then bake at 375 for 45 minutes.
 Hooooooly cats.
This was so good.
So so good.
 And the best part?
You can prepare these puppies ahead of time and freeze them for when you are ready!
Just stick the lids on them and pop 'em in the freezer.
When you are ready for them, just take them out of the freezer and bake at 375 for
50-60 minutes instead of 45.
Check out this link.
I love this site and for this particular recipe, it gives lots of other ideas as well!
Hello crumb topping and mini lattice work.
I die.

Oh happy day!


  1. i'm a pie lover. i need to try these sometime!

  2. I'm dying from the cuteness! Who would have thought. So fun for a summer picnic!

  3. Hi! We're you're newest follower...and actually found you through I Heart Organizing! I have to say that I love your blog! You're so well written and your pics are fantastic.....and these little pies are just to DIE!!! Hope you'll pop by to check us out too!