Mini Mason Jar Apple Pies

Last year for my son’s birthday I wanted something different to pair on my dessert table with all the cupcakes, candy, cookies, and rice crispy treats I had. SO I made these cute little mason jar apple pies, added some ribbon around them, and they ended up being the HIT of the party! Some people even took them home haha…

 These pies were the most popular of all the desserts I made. I used a simple recipe my mom used to make for us when we were kids, but I added pie crust and mason jars to make them individual sized.

Ingredients:

Pillsbury Pie Crust
2- 20 oz. cans of apple pie filling
One stick of butter
One package of white cake mix
4 oz. mason jars- 12 pack
2 inch round cookie cutter (or cup that size)

 All of your ingredients are shown. The most expensive will be the mini mason jars, which are about $9.00 for a dozen jars. If you plan on making these ever again, they are worth the investment.
 Roll our your dough onto a clean countertop and use your circle cookie cutter to cut a piece of dough.
 Fold the dough into the mason jar, almost in a wonton shape.
 Then use your fingers to smooth the dough along the edges of the jar evenly. It will go about 1/2 to 3/4 up the side of the jar, but not all the way to the top. This is fine because you’ll have a crumb topping over the top that will cover the gap area.
 Once all of your jars have the pie dough in them, you can spoon in your pie filling. Each 4 oz. jar takes about 2-3 teaspoons of apple pie filling. Leave a little room at the top for your crumb crust.
 Now you’re ready to add your topping!
 Take a loaded teaspoon of white cake mix and dump on top of your mini pie.
 Spread it evenly across the top so it’s in a nice covered layer over the apples.
 Then add a thin slice of butter to the top of the pie. Trust me…it looks weird, but it’s divine.
 This is how your pie should look before it goes into the oven.
I had some extra dough left over, so I also made an extra pie adding the criss cross pattern across the top of the pie, which is another way you could do your pie without the added calories of the butter/crumb topping.
Bake the pies at 350 for about 25-30 minutes. Check them around 20 minutes and see how well they are cooked and make the determination from there.
The final product:
YUM!!! I made two of them and then placed the rest in the freezer with the lids on them to bake for Thanksgiving OR you can just make a batch and freeze them for little snacks whenever you want something sweet. 🙂 I tried one out and….
It was terrible. 😉
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My name is Carli, owner, designer & creative mind behind DimplePrints. I am married to my high school sweetheart & we have 3 wonderful kids. In the beginning I simply started by wanting to share a piece of our lives with loved ones by sending cards & invitations for special occasions. With the support of family, friends & great customers, it has grown into Dimpleprints.
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