Mini Mason Jar Lid Apple Pies recipe.

Mini Mason Jar Lid Apple Pies

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August 31, 2018 by Humble Elephant
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Ready Time: 1 hours 15 mins
  • Makes: approx. 18 mini pies

Grab your extra Mason jar lids, make some pie dough, and get ready to bake a fun and tasty mini pie!

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Mason jar lid mini apples pies are a delicious little treats and fun for the whole family to make.

Start by making your pie dough. You’ll need to double the recipe to make enough bottoms and tops for your mini Mason jar lid pies. Once you’ve made the dough, roll into two equal sized balls and place in the fridge to cool. It’s important to note that when we decorate the pie dough used for the tops of our pies, the dough will need to be chilled to roll out our pattern from our embossing rolling pin.

While the pie dough is chilling, make your apple pie filling. If you don’t have time to go to your favorite apple orchard and pick them fresh, or time to cut and peel apples, using canned or grocery store bought pie filling will work fine!

Next, roll out the pie dough for the bottom of the mini pies. Using a wide mouth Mason jar band, cut circles in the rolled out dough. Place the pie bottoms into a regular mouth Mason jar lid that has the metal lid side facing up against the pie dough. You may want to spray the inside of our mini “pie pans” with non-stick cooking spray. Repeat until all of the bottoms have been created.

Now that we have the bottoms of our pies ready, scoop a few tablespoons of your pie filling into the pie bottoms. Do not overfill as the filling will expand when cooking and could create a mess in the oven!

Using chilled pie dough, roll out the pie tops using a smooth rolling pin. Next, roll out a pattern using a Humble Elephant® embossing rolling pin, pressing down firmly. Take your wide mouth Mason jar band, and cut circles in the dough to make the tops. Repeat until all of your pies have a top. Crimp the edges together and cut small slits in the tops for venting.

Bake at 375 degrees fahrenheit for 20 minutes, or until crust starts to brown. Remove from the oven and let cool. After the pies have cooled, push lightly from the bottom of the lid to slide the mini pie out of the Mason jar lid.

Mason jar mini apples pies

Mason Jar mini apples pies

Mini Mason Jar Lid Apple Pies
Recipe icon.
Recipe
August 31, 2018 by Humble Elephant
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Ready Time: 1 hours 15 mins
  • Makes: approx. 18 mini pies

Apple Pie Filling

Ingredients

  • 4 cup(s) Apples, sliced, peeled
  • 2 tablespoon(s) Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 cup(s) Sugar
  • 3 tablespoon(s) Cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) Nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Cinnamon
  • 1 cup(s) warm Water

Instructions

  1. Slice core, and peel apples.
  2. Place apple slices in bowl.
  3. Add 3/4 cup water and lemon juice and toss to prevent browning.
  4. In a saucepan, whisk together cornstarch and 1/4 cup water.
  5. Add cinnamon, sugar and nutmeg. Whisk until blended.
  6. Add apple slices to saucepan and cook over low heat until apples are tender.
  7. Allow to cool before putting in crust.

Pie Crust Recipe (you will need to double)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup(s) Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) Salt
  • 6 tablespoon(s) cold Butter
  • 4 teaspoon(s) ice cold Water

Instructions

  1. Mix together flour and salt in medium sized bowl.
  2. Cut in butter with pastry blender or forks until mixture is crumbs.
  3. Add water and blend until it pulls together.
  4. Roll into 2 balls
  5. Place dough in refrigerator to cool for half an hour.
  6. Place one dough ball on on lightly floured surface and roll out dough.
  7. Using a wide mouth Mason Jar lid ring, cut out the pie crust bottoms and place into regular mouth Mason jar lid with ring.
  8. Add pie ingredients to pie pan.
  9. Roll out second dough ball on a lightly floured surface.
  10. Using a Humble Elephant® embossing rolling pin, roll out pattern on dough, pressing firmly.
  11. Cut out patterned pie tops using a wide mouth Mason jar lid ring.
  12. Gently place patterned pie tops onto filled mini pies.
  13. Crimp edges.
  14. Do not apply an egg wash as it will erase the pattern.
  15. Place pies in freezer for 15-30 minutes (this helps hold the pattern when baking).
  16. Bake your favorite pie according to the directions for your particular pie.
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