Monday, April 7, 2014

Mason Jar Mixed Berry Pies

Last weekend I had a sweet tooth {what else is new?} and after hopping around Pinterest for a while, different variations of these adorable pies kept popping up. I took it as a sign and ran to the store to select my produce of choice! My original plan was strawberry rhubarb, but the rhubarb was over picked by the time I arrived at the store...

That is ok though, because instead, Will and I decided trying a mixed berry pie might be fun! I grabbed some blueberries and raspberries and we got to work! I told Will that I am looking forward to picnicking once it is warm enough because these little cuties will be perfect! This recipe makes 4 mason jar pies and was adapted from The Pinterest Project.

What you'll need:

Crust Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
  •  1/2 tsp. salt
  •  1/3 c. + 1 Tbsp. butter
  •  ice water {about 4 to 5 Tbsp.}
  • 4 half pint mason jars
Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Set 2 cups of berries aside in a bowl with the 2 Tbsp. of sugar while working on the dough.

Combine flour and salt in a medium sized mixing bowl. Cut butter into small cubes and add to flour mixture. Either using a pastry cutter or 2 knives like this, cut butter into the mix until crumbly. Add ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and mix until it becomes moist and sticks together. Don't overwork the dough {otherwise it may turn out chewy when baked}. Turn dough onto a floured surface and roll with rolling pin until 1/8" thick.


Use the lid of your mason jars to cut the tops of your pies from the dough. After cutting 4 circles, you can use the remainder of your dough to fill the bottom of the jars with crust. It doesn't have to be in one perfect sheet. You can take smaller pieces of dough and work them together while lining the jars!

Filling Ingredients
  • 2 c. blueberries & raspberries, mixed
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1-2 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. brown sugar
Directions

Take your sugared berries and mix with flour, cinnamon, and brown sugar in a medium sized mixing bowl. Be gentle so you don't bruise the fruit too much. Scoop fruit mixture into your 4 mason jars and top with your crust circles. You can either make a lattice lid or you can cut a design into the crust. Push the edges of the crust together below the neck of the jar.
Place jars on a cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 45-55 minutes. Start off with 45 minutes and add more time if you have to.


Once they are done baking just pull them out and let them cool! {the recipe I followed did not use an egg wash but I think next time I will!} Enjoy your picnic perfect pie!

When we sat down to eat our dessert that night we put a big scoop of vanilla ice cream on top and it sweetened it up perfectly! Definitely one of my favorite desserts to date. I might be partial only because they are so adorable in these tiny jars though!

So, have you tried out any of these mason jar recipes? I am quite a fan! I think I might try to make more things inside of these little guys! Now all I need is peach season to begin so I can try a peach pie variation!

Hope you had a great weekend and you enjoy the new recipe!

Wishing you a lovely little day!

7 comments:

  1. These look delicious! And they look much easier than I thought they would.

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  2. What a great recipe! These are so sweet, can't wait to make them! :)


    <3 Megan
    http://www.garden-variety.net

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  3. Ahh this looks so good! I'm definitely going to try this with my bestie!

    [P.S your disclaimer still has your blog's old name in it =) ]

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  4. these are so cute! i'm sure i would destroy them somehow...but i have to pin for later anyway!


    http://iffoundmake.blogspot.com

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  5. oh wow these look DELICIOUS. thanks for sharing! :)

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  6. oh myyyyy! this looks incredible!! and seems to be super easy!! I will definitely be making these :) yummy!

    karissa || http://thelittleturquoisehouse.blogspot.com/

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  7. Those are so cute! The only thing that I would be concerned with is eating them. Were they very easy to actually eat?

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