These Apple Pie Jars Are Simply Cuteness Overload

 

We were going to be having a book club meeting at my house. That meant that it was going to be my turn to make the snacks. I wanted to do something fun, different, and delicious. The cookies, brownies, and dips had been played out since we started this book club around four years ago. Each month someone brings something different, but after a while it all starts to be the same. So, I was going to be the one to set the bar up a bit from here on out. When I found this recipe for cute little apple pies in jars on Cravings Of A Lunatic, I knew it was going to be a game changer. I am not going to lie, I was a little nervous about how difficult these were going to be. I mean, one pie is hard enough, but 12 little ones?

I gave it a go anyways, and much to my delight, this was much easier than what I had expected originally. I had these whipped up and ready to go well before all the ladies arrived at the house. I was so proud to have them all neatly sitting out, just looking so cute.

The women didn’t even sit down to chat like we usually do. They all just went straight for the dessert table and grabbed one of these. Before they even tasted them, they were in love with the way they looked. The flavor is just an added bonus.

These are so fun to make and hand out as gifts too. I like to give them out at school when my kids are finishing up the year and the teachers deserve a little snack. I also make and take them to work a lot. You could take them to a party or social event, just make sure you plan to make one for every single person that ‘s going to be there, because I can tell you right now, they are all going to want one! I would probably eat two if there were every any leftover, but as far as things have gone so far, that’s not happening. Make sure you use strong jars so you don’t have any accidents in the oven. Enjoy!

Ingredients

For the Crust:

2 and a half packages of Pillsbury ready-made crust

For the Apple Filling:

6 Granny Smith apples, peeled and cut up

2 Red Delicious apples, peeled and cut up

1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice to keep apples from browning

1 cup of Domino brown sugar

¼ cup Gold Medal flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon nutmeg

Salt if desired

2 to 3 tablespoons of butter

For the Cherry Pie Filling:

1 can store-bought cherry pie filling

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Clean your mason jars.

Spray the heck out of your mason jars with non stick spray.

Roll out the dough a little thinner than it is in the package. Use a pizza wheel to cut into pieces. Now place the pieces in your jars and press them so you have very little gaps. Just keep working it till you get the groove going.

Set aside.

Peel and cut up your apples. You want small cubes for jars. Sprinkle the lemon juice over them to keep them from browning while you measure out everything else.
Combine brown sugar, flour and spices in another bowl and mix. Then pour over your apples and mix it all together.

Spoon the apples into 8 of the 12 jars. Fill about ¾ of the way.

Put a pat of butter on each one.

Top with more crust.

Pinch or use a fork to seal them up.

You can brush the top with milk or butter if you like. I didn’t this time.

Open can, spoon into the remaining 4 jars.

Top with crust.

Pinch or use fork to secure tops.

Make sure you leave a steam hole.

Using a little cookie cutter to make the hole is fun.

Place all the jars on a rimmed baking sheet. Carefully place that in your preheated oven. Cook for 35 to 45 minutes, or until golden brown.

Remove and let cool or eat right away.

Serve with a big old jar happy smile!

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