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Easy Apple Pie in a Jar

Using store bought ingredients and you'll always have single-serve portions of pie on hand. Make 'em and bake 'em, or freeze them uncooked for a ready-to-bake anytime dessert. Either way, these treats are as easy as...well, pie!

August 8th, 2012

Recipe by Blake Eligh

The straight sides on this wide-mouth Bernardin jar make it the perfect shape for single-serve portion of pie. Find them at your local hardware or grocery store, or anywhere canning supplies are sold.

Important Tip: Glass jars can take the heat, but let them cool on a tea towel after baking to prevent cracking.
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
  • 2 frozen pie crusts
  • 1 can apple pie filling (or 2 apples, peeled and cut in to 1/2-cm pieces, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 2 tbsp brown sugar and 1/4 tsp cinnamon)
  • 4 tsp butter
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 4 half-pint (250 mL) wide-mouth canning jars
  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.

  2. Use a metal jar lit to cut out a circle of pice crust. Place crust in the bottom of the jar; repeat for remaining jars.

  3. Place 1/2 cup of apple mixture in each jar and add 1 tsp butter to each jar.

  4. Cut remaining dough into 1/2-cm strips and weave a lattice (6 strips per pie); place atop pie. Edge each pie with a twisted piece of dough. Brush top with egg and place on a baking sheet.

  5. Place jars on a baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes or until bubbly and crust is cooked. Remove from oven and place on a tea towel or trivet to cool.

  6. To Freeze and Bake: Screw lids onto jars and tuck in the freezer until needed. To bake from frozen, remove lids from jars, and place jars on a baking sheet. Place baking sheet in a cold oven and set temperature to 375ºF. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until pies are golden and bubbly.

Easy Apple Pie in a Jar
Photography by Carlo Mendoza

One response to “Easy Apple Pie in a Jar”

  1. porcherisland says:

    if you can put the lid on jars the crust must be inside the jar before it is baked. I like this idea. Shall give it a try. I suppose you can use any filling.

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