I saw a recipe somewhere on the internet that showed how to make mini pies with canning jar rings. I thought they were so stinking cute that I had to give them a try. I didn’t pay attention to the recipe they gave with it…just the technique.
The pies are really putzy to make but as I said, they are so cute and honestly, so good!!
So what I did to make them is this…
I took a regular canning jar ring and put the lid upside down making and mini pie pan. I made pie crust. You can use boughten pie crust. It will work the same.
I rolled out the dough and then I took a large wide-mouth canning jar lid and used it as a cutter to cut the bottom crust. I put the crust into the jar lid as shown in the photo below.
I used canned pie filling to put inside. I should have put a little less filling in this than I did.
Then I cut out the top crust using the same large wide mouth canning ring.
I put that on top and pinch the bottom and top crust together. Then I took a fork and indented the outer edge.
I ended up with 13 mini pies. I had more filling left but I was out of crust. I had made a double crust and think if when I make them again, I would make one double crust and one single crust to equal out the amount of filling in proportion to the amount of pie crust. Remember to poke a hole in the top.
You can do whatever you do to normally complete your pies. I like to brush milk on the top and then sprinkle them with sugar.
I put them in the oven for 35 minutes at 350. I topped mine with Reddi Whip. Oh my, they were so good. I liked it better than I normal pie…and I really like pie.
I know someone is going to ask for my pie crust recipe. Here it is…You can see it’s a well-loved recipe from all the discoloration on the page.
I can try to do a whole blog post on making pie crust if that is something you all are interested in.
If you’re not a big baker no worries…just buy some boughten crust!!
I HIGHLY recommend making these with kids. I think it’s great that they can make their own pie. They can get an understanding of how pie making happens. You could have out a couple of different fillings and let them choose their favorite flavor. I’ll for sure be doing this with the grandkids. I love baking with them.
Making them is a little putzy but so worth it…not only stinking cute but delicious too.