Made in jars.
Frozen to create individual freshly baked pies when you want them.
What could be more adorable?
Step 1: Ingredients
But in this case, the ingredients are up to you!
Have a big dinner party coming up with many different tastes?
Make your pies in different flavors! Identify them with cute tiny shapes cut out on top!
I made my own pie crusts for these, but you can use store-bought as well.
I made apple-blackberry filling (the recipe as follows) but you can use something from a can! It's that easy.
Mostly, what you need are tiny adorable jars.
Or big ones, whatever. I don't judge.
Step 2: Apple-Blackberry Filling
- Peel, core and slice 4 Granny Smith apples
- Dice 1/2 cup blackberries
- Melt 1/4 cup unsalted butter in a saucepan.
- Stir in 1 1/2 tablespoons of flour to form a paste.
- Add 1/8 cup water, 1/4 cup white sugar and 1/4 cup brown sugar, and bring to a boil.
- Reduce temperature and let simmer.
Step 3: Prepare jars
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Step 4: Fill Jars
I rolled out the crust to make it pretty thin (so it's not just a jar of crust in the end - though I did make one of those too and sprinkled cinnamon on it and it was delicious), but in the end, you just have to take chunks of it and squish it all around inside the jar to make sure it's covered.
Add your pie filling and top it off with a crust. Use the lid ring to cut out the perfect size!
If you're planning on eating them right away, just fill them to the top and the crust can crown over the edges.
If you're planning on freezing them, make sure to only fill them part way so there's enough room to sink in a top crust and close the jar lid.