Perfect Picnic Recipes: Mason Jar Pie

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This is the second post in our recipe series for the month of April, perfect picnic recipes from Kelsi Windmiller!

Mason jars have so many uses in my house. They are drinking glasses, trinket organizers, and candle holders. They were made for canning so they are able to withstand a great amount of heat. These jars can also be used to bake individual treats like mini pies! Since rhubarb is just coming into season, I decided to make a classic strawberry rhubarb pie. For this recipe, I recommend using a quality store-bought piecrust. I have found that it is much more malleable and perfect for making mini lattice pie tops.

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Mason Jar Strawberry Rhubarb Pies

2 cups quartered strawberries

2 cups chopped rhubarb

2/3 cup natural cane sugar

Zest from 1 lemon

1 heaping tbsp corn starch

 

Pie Crust

Wide mouth half-pint mason jars

 

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Rinse your mason jars in hot water and set aside. In a large bowl toss the strawberries, rhubarb, sugar, lemon zest, and corn starch until everything is evenly coated. Spoon the mixture into the mason jars. The jars should be heaping with strawberries and rhubarb. Roll out your piecrust and slice into ¼ inch strips that are about 6 inches long. Weave the strips together and carefully lay on top of your filled jars. Gather the dough around the lip of the jar and clean the edge by dragging a knife around the outside. Sprinkle the tops with sugar and arrange on a baking sheet. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until piecrust is golden brown. When finished baking set aside to cool and pack them up for your next picnic. Enjoy!

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Comments

Katrina -April 14, 2013, 2:28PM

This is such a great idea! I love them, they are so cute! I am wondering where you buy your mason jars. I have using them around that house and for cooking but I am having a hard time finding all the different sizes . Hopefully someone can help me so I can make these soon!

Curious Little Bird -April 14, 2013, 6:07PM

I think this looks absolutely delectable!! How many mason jars did this fill up in the end?

Kelsi -April 14, 2013, 6:57PM

@Katrina, you can find these mason jars at larger grocery stores in the home goods section. these particular ones come in a pack of four and are adorable. I keep my hummus and cashew dressing in them instead of plastic containers. If you still don’t have any luck check out a restaurant supply store or order in bulk online.

@curious little bird, thank you! and this recipe made about 3 pies. I would’ve had enough for four, but I couldn’t stop picking at my strawberries. experiment with fillings. Try blackberry and thyme or peach and almond… there are so many combinations. I mostly just wanted to share the idea with everyone.

Happy Baking!

Lua -April 14, 2013, 8:38PM

Katrina, you can also find the mason jars on amazon.com

Lua -April 14, 2013, 8:38PM

Katrina, you can also find the mason jars on amazon.com. Are these the 4 or 8 ounce jars, though?

Shelley -April 15, 2013, 12:00AM

This is such a great idea! These little pies look just like jewels and I love your suggestions about different combinations to try. Definitely going to give this a try!
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jenny -April 15, 2013, 4:43AM

what a cute idea!

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Lisa Gordon -April 15, 2013, 8:38AM

I love this mason jar recipe. There are so many great things you can do with these glass jars. I just wrote a blog for HouseLogic on turning them into a patio umbrella light. Check it out. http://www.houselogic.com/blog/lighting/mason-jar-light-fixture/

Meghan -April 15, 2013, 12:21PM

Yum!
This is too pretty to eat.
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Jill -May 12, 2014, 5:00PM

I found the best price on the jars at Ace hardware. Wide tops 4 or 8 oz size You can order online.

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