One of my favorite summer fruits is in full season but they won’t be for long. Get your kids in the kitchen today and bake Cherry Pies in Mason Jars, just for the sweet fun of it!
Cherry Pie Baked in Jar
4 cups fresh or frozen tart cherries pitted
1 to 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
4 tablespoons cornstarch
1/8 tablespoon almond extract (optional)
1 Pillsbury pie crust
1 1/2 tablespoons butter, to dot
6-8 mason jars
1 tablespoon granulated sugar, to sprinkle
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Place cherries in medium saucepan and place over heat. Cook for 4-7 minutes until cherries have lost a lot of juice, remove from heat. In a small bowl, mix the sugar and cornstarch together. Pour this mixture into the hot cherries and mix well. Add the almond extract and mix. Return the mixture to the stove and cook over low heat until thickened, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat and let cool. If the filling is too thick, add a little water, too thin, add a little more cornstarch. Unroll pie crust and using the lid to the mason jars cut out rounds, one for each jar. Pour ½ cup of cherry filling into each jar, top with crust, sprinkle with sugar before baking for 20-25 minutes until crust is browned.
Feel like cooking next week? It’s not too late! Join me with a small group for an super fun hands on workshop. After cooking up a storm each day we will sit down to enjoy a wonderful tasting session. ADULT … Continue reading