DIY: food in jars

01 Dec

okay, so basically, I love DIY tutorials, and I love it even more when it involves food in mason jars.

SO. Recently I’ve found how to make pie in a jar, and give cupcakes in a jar (thanks to two of my favorite blogs.) So, hope you enjoy this as much as I did!

6 4 oz. mason jars, cleaned with lids and labels removed
Heart shaped cookie cutter
1 Cookie sheet

Pie Crust Dough (fave recipe or pre-made)
2 12 oz. cans of cherry, apple or your favorite pie filling
2 Tb of sugar
1 large egg beaten

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Press the unrolled dough bit by bit into the jars a bit at a time (not too thick!) until the jars are lined with the dough up to the rims. Reserve some dough for toppers. Next, fill jars nearly to the top with filling of choice.

Roll out reserved dough to roughly 1/8 inch thick and cut out 6-8 hearts. Place the filled jars on a sturdy cookie sheet and place into oven.

Bake at 325 degrees for roughly 30-35 minutes or until dough becomes a light golden color.

At that time, arrange the dough hearts on the pies, brush the hearts with the egg wash and sprinkle with sugar. Bake an additional 10-15 minutes until dough is golden brown all the way around the jars. If needed, place foil over the tops of the jars to keep the hearts from burning.

Remove and let jars cool on a rack. Decorate with ribbon, tags, or labels on lids as desired and give to your family, or friends!

I got those lovely instructions exactly from the amazing check it out here:

AND. I just found this one the other night on another great blog: cupcakes in a jar. People are just so crafty!


What You Need:

* 8 oz. glass mason jars (found at the grocery store)
* cupcakes (I made two dozen and had extra cupcakes at the end)
* frosting
* a filling of your choice

How to do it:

1. Make cupcakes as normal. I made a chocolate cake for mine.
2. Cut the cupcakes in half and place the bottom half in the bottom of your jar.
3. Add a layer of whatever you fancy. I used raspberry preserves on this layer. You can use icing if you want.
4. I then used another cupcake bottom and stuck that on top of the preserves.
5. For the next layer, I put a thin layer of cream cheese frosting.
6. Add a cupcake top for your next layer.
7. Then I iced the top layer with more cream cheese frosting as I would a normal cupcake and added a few fresh raspberries to top it off.
8. Close up your jar, tie a spoon to it with a ribbon and you are good to go!!

So, a note to my friends: you can BET that I will be trying these! maybe I will make them for my birthday for everyone to eat! or the christmas party! I’m SO excited. Thanks to hrrrthrr for the great tutorial. you can see her blog here.


Posted by on December 1, 2010 in Uncategorized



2 responses to “DIY: food in jars

  1. thypolarlife

    December 1, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    It all looks so yummy. I am loving the raspberries.

  2. Marcos Gonzales

    December 1, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Apar from the fact it all looks so tasety, the pictures look amazing. The quality is just brilliant! They are great finds. Could you please come over and bake some of it for my birthday party?


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