Gotta love classic fall flavors like savory squash and pumpkin spice. However, for me, nothing beats cinnamon apple—especially not a good apple pie. Add spoons full of flaky crust and sweet filling dug out of a personal Mason jar, and there’s no contest.
Creating and eating single serving desserts has its perks. Serve individual treats to guests, and they’ll know the extra care it took to make each serving one at a time. I know I feel special when I get something I don’t have to share!
Single serving desserts like Mason jar pies are adorable and portable.. Portion controlled, but can save for later—even with a lattice crust, you can put a lid on it. Can’t go wrong with this simple recipe—5-ingredient filling, à la mode optional, but why would you say no to ice cream on warm pie? Look for the recipe below.
Mason Jar Apple Pies
Adapted from The Pinterest Project
Mason jars: 6 Canning Jars 4 oz. or 3 Kerr Wide Mouth 8 oz. Mason jars.
- 1 11 ounce frozen pre-made pie crust (thawed)
- 2 cups diced granny smith apples
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 cup vanilla ice cream (optional)
- Pre-heat oven at 350 degree F.
- In a medium bowl, mix together apples, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cornstarch. Make sure apples are evenly coated.
- Unroll pie crust dough. Press dough to fill the interior mold of each mason jar to the top edge.
- Scoop apple mixture into your prepared mason jars and top with 1/2 inch strips of pie crust forming a lattice.
- Put jars on a baking sheet, cover with foil for first 20 minutes. Uncover and bake in oven for 25 minutes OR cover unbaked jars with lids and freeze for later. (When baking frozen pies, leave in oven for about 50-60 minutes.)
- Serve warm with ice cream scooped in jar lids.
Servings: 3 8 oz. pies or 6 4 oz. pies