Thursday, November 17, 2011

Mini Mason Jar Cranberry Pies

Mason jar pies are all the rage apparently. They are cute little individual servings and they have so many possibilities.
* They make amazing Christmas gifts. I am in a quandary over what flavor pie to make as gifts.
* Perfect Hostess gifts
* You can assemble the pie in the jars, put a lid on them and put them in the freezer until you are ready to bake or give away. You just take them out of the freezer and put in the oven. Simple!
* They make perfect single serving snacks or desserts that can be easily transported.
*They are as fun as cupcakes, especially if you make cute decorative lids.
Yep! this is my new pie obsession. As if I didn't have pie obsession issues already.

I also love cranberries and wanted to try this sweet and tart cranberry pie -- which is amazing deliciousness by the way. You are going to love it. The pecan crumb topping is fantastic and the filling is perfect. I added a good bit of sugar to mine but you could reduce the sugar if you really want. I like it just the way it is.

You can halve this recipe
2 pie crusts -- make 10 mason jar pies Bulk Pie Recipe
1 Bag Fresh Cranberries
1 1/2 Cups of Sugar
1/4 Cup flour

Streusel Topping
1/2 Cup chopped pecans
1/2 Cup brown sugar
1/4 Cup flour
1 tsp shortening

Chop cranberries ( I used a food processor) and add sugar and flour. Mix together.
Create Streusel by mixing finely chopped pecans with brown sugar and flour. Cut in shortening with a fork.

Roll out pie crusts and cut appx a four inch circle. Press crust into ungreased the short squatty half mason jars. There is no art to this. You can piece it together and patch it. I press my crust within about 1/4 inch of the top.

Fill pie crusts with filling and add about a TB of streusel to each pie.

To Freeze: Cover with lid and ring and freeze until ready to use. Can be removed from the freezer and cooked in the oven at 375 degrees for 50 minutes or until the crust looks done.

To Bake: Place pies (without lids) onto cookie sheet. (They will ooze.) Bake at 375 for 45 to 50 minutes.


Claudia said...

Where have I been? (Mars? Or is that Venus?) Never heard of mason jar pies but am enchanted. Love your sweet cranberry pie - what delightful gifts. If I sing for my supper - do I get one?

The Old-Fashioned Housewife said...

Hi there! I just found your blog and I certainly like the looks of it- this is a fabulous idea to make little mini pies in mason jars! Im excited to try this!

Thanks for the tip and Im following your blog now- looking forward to more good stuff.

Rachelle said...

Thank you ladies. And Claudia if you lived by me you would get one for sure. I handed out at least 5 to my friends who just happened to be hanging around me the day I made these.


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