Cherry ‘Jar’ Pie

I have seen, around the web, pies baked in jars.  I thought they were such a cute idea that I decided to make some cherry ‘jar’ pies.

cherry 'jar' pie with almond paste

This took a lot of patience when pressing the dough into the jars as I had the wrong type jars. The ones I use were square.  I am guessing that the round ones are much easier to form the dough.  

I almost gave up and slapped it all into a pie plate. But, I took a deep breath, calmed down and patiently pressed the dough into the jars.  

Phew!

Preheat oven 425°

Hint:  Using the metal top from the mason jar as a cutter for pie tops, cut out 4 rounds from pie disc. Set aside.

After I lined the jars with the dough (to the top of the jar) I added almond paste to the bottom before adding the filling.  

Before adding the filling,  shape almond paste into a flat disk and place between wax paper. Roll out a 6″ circle. Cut circles (using a 2″ biscuit cutter) of paste to lay on the bottom of the dough and lightly press.

Spoon filling into jars, lightly press the reserved dough circles on top.  Vent for steam.  I used a small star to cut out a shape and laid the shape on top of the dough.

Bake in a 425° pre-heated oven for 15, then drop temperature down to 325° for another 30 minutes or until lightly browned on the top and bottom.

Makes 4-8oz. jars

cherry 'jar' pie with almond paste

Such a cute presentation!

Update: I forgot to mention the cute little frame that I used for the pie picture. It comes from Super Scrap. Check out all the wonderful freebies over there.

Thank you, Super Scrap, for sharing your talents.

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