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I am in love with Mason jars. I have an odd obsession with them. Their look is clean and simple and there is a variety of way to use them other than jamming. I am currently using them as drinking glasses for grown-ups only.
Yesterday I was able to combine my love of Mason jars with my love of cobbler. I found a recipe on two different blogs of how to make a pie in a mason jar….here are the blogs….Rainy Day Farm and Life With Little Ones
I had plenty of Mason jars and an upcoming BBQ so this was the perfect opportunity to make these pies. I ran a test batch the day before the BBQ and I am very glad I did.
If you go to each of the blogs mention above you will notice they use the small variety of mason jars. I did not have any of these on hand. I figured “No big deal, I will make more filing.” Well, I was wrong. The crust came out great but after baking the pies the filling shrinks and sinks to the bottom leaving A LOT of room and dry crust on the top….
Here is the finished product of my first round-
Can you peer inside? It is pretty hollow
The next day I had an epiphany. I would make these pies into cobblers. It worked perfectly and I actually prefer cobbler to pie.
They were a hit at the BBQ and I now have a great recipe!
Now here is what I did….
I used the pie crust from Rainy Day Farm for the majority of the jars. The other recipe I used was from the old school Betty Crocker cookbook