In recent years, people have been pointing out the hundreds of uses mason jars have, other than what they were originally designed for. A quick search on the web will show the emerging popularity of mason jar hacks. They’ve been used for everything from artistically creative wine glasses to tiny terrariums, making them a versatile favorite for traditionalists and trend setters alike. It seems every day, someone has come up with a new and inventive way of employing these fantastic containers in contemporary concepts.
All you need are two simple ingredients and a mason jar, making this sweet little hack a fast and flavorful favorite among the casserole queens and the hip, young moms who want to be the hit of next month’s PTA meeting. Prepared and ready to go, just pop the contents of the jar in the oven and you have a hot and heavenly snack. That’s pie perfection. Here’s what you need:
cherries (or cherry pie filling if preferred)
pie crust (homemade or store bought, either works well)
a mason jar with a lid
Now, press the pie crust into the sides of the jar, forming a cup shaped shell to receive the filling. Fill the shell with the cherries or mix you’ve created. Top off the pie cup with a round of pie crust dough, and vent this cap layer by slitting openings using a knife or fork. It’s just that simple! You can store these petite treats in the fridge or freezer and when you’re ready to bake, put the whole thing into a cold oven and set it to 350 degrees. In about an hour, you’ll be ready to serve this colorful confection.