DIY Mini Apple Pies in Mason Jar Lids
These are some really cute mini apple pies y'all! Get in the Fall mood with an easy, semi-homemade pie in mason jar lids! And when I say easy, I mean pre-made pie crust and canned apple pie filling. Ha!
1 package of Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust (comes with 2 crusts)
20 oz can of Apple Pie Filling
Egg Wash - 1 egg with a splash of water, whisked together
Other Items you will need:
8 Mason Jar Lids with inserts
1 round cookie cutter that is 4.5 inches
1 round cookie cutter that is 3.5 inches
A small bowl for water
Cinnamon Sugar or Course Sanding Sugar, optional
To start, as you can see in my photo below, I did not have proper cookie cutters. Look around your kitchen to see what you have that can work before buying! Here I used the lid of a store bought frosting container for the smaller round, and my daughters' bowl for the larger round. HA! Hey, it worked!
Check out my video of how they get assembled!
1. Let your pie crusts come to room temperature. Roll out the first one.
2. Flip the mason jar inserts upside down so that the metal side is facing up.
3. Use your cutters to cut the large and small circles in the crust.
4. Insert the larger circle of crust into the mason jar lid and push it down so that some crust comes up the sides. Use a fork to gently poke some holes in the bottom of crust. This is optional, but I think it helps the bottom crust bake more evenly.
5. Add a spoonful of apple pie filling. Using your finger, dab water on the outside of the crusts' rim. Place smaller circle of crust dough on top. Pinch the crusts together. Use a knife to cut 4 slits into the crust center.
6. Brush the tops of the crusts with egg wash. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar if desired.
7. Bake at 375* for 21-25 minutes, until golden brown.
If you want to get fancy, you can cut strips of dough to make the lattice pattern on top! I think the next time I make these, I will try that! Also, you can sprinkle course sugar on top of the pies before baking if you prefer, instead of the cinnamon sugar. Once they are cooled, they can be tied with ribbon, as I did. Or you can easily pop them out of the mason jar lids to serve.
If you make these, please let me know how they turn out! What apple recipes are YOUR favorite?