Tiny Apple Pie Made in a Wide Mouth Ball Mason Jar Lid and More......

This little pie is made in a wide mouth Ball Mason 2 piece canning jar lid.
It has been on my mind for quite a while now to try a wide mouth Ball Mason jar lid and band as a little tart pan or pie plate!  Today I had just enough pie pastry left from rolling out and making a 9" Apple Pie for tonight's Sunday Dinner to give it a try........It worked beautifully!

In addition I had already put a 9" apple pie made from my home canned apple pie filling,  in the oven and I remembered there were a couple of Golden Delicious apples in the refrigerator I could slice to try this theory that has been banging around inside my head.

So,  I grabbed a cap and band from the drawer and proceeded to roll a bottom crust to fit.  Next I fitted it to the lid using the blunt end of a butter knife to tamp the pastry down into the bottom edge being careful not to stretch the pastry.  This is the same pastry I made for the chicken pot pies last week.  Here is the link for the pastry recipe.  

Next I rolled a top crust and cut a few slits for the steam to escape.  I grabbed an apple and after peeling it only took about a third of a medium apple to fill the tiny pie.  I keep cinnamon and sugar made up and used this to sweeten my fruit.  Just a few shakes on top of the fruit and a partial pat of butter and the pie is ready for it's top!  Again I used the cinnamon and sugar to sprinkle the top crust prior to baking. 

After placing the tiny pie on a small baking sheet I placed both pies in a preheated 400 degree oven for 20 minutes.  Then I reduced the heat to 350 degrees F and baked an additional 40 minutes resulting in two picture perfect and delicious apple pies......

My thinking was to try this for small tarts and pies, especially for the grandchildren,  It works beautifully and is much closer for most ladies and children to being one serving than do the single serving dishes.   I can't wait to make up more of these during the Holiday's!


Diane said...

Brilliant! Who doesn't love tiny pies???

cambric cotton, pins and needles said...

Wow, what a clever idea, I'm glad you have come up with this one, just the right size for a single woman like me. I have just checked my apple trees and I have little apples, I cannot wait to be able to pick my own apples again, and now I will be baking some small pies for the freezer. Best wishes Wendy