Thursday, March 8, 2012

Making Pinterest Real - Blueberry Sour Cream Pies in a Jar

Posted By: Leah
I've been wanting to make tiny pies in jars since wayyy before pinterest. I finally (with BF's tiny jar supplying hook-up) got to make them! These are blueberry sour cream pie (no sour cream used) and I promise they are super easy and amazingly delicious. Like... they are so crazy good your company will want to eat them for dessert and then take more home so they can eat them for 4th meal or breakfast. And you'll be all 'oh how convenient because I just happen to have 80 bajillion of these sitting around' (they are really easy to make/keep/freeze). But of course... like with anything I try to do, i run into some obsticles....

The first thing you will need is a tiny jar. I, for the life of me, after looking at 2 wal-marts and various grocery stores could not find the right size of the 1/2 pint mason jars. I found the short fat wide-mouth ones, but not the short regular-mouth ones (UGH).

And as it turned out, BF got a bunch for free from his catering friend which were actually neither. They were Jelly Jars (here's me at wal-mart txting him pics saying 'IDK what size these even are!?!?! Lets just use them so I can get tiny jar pie in my belly already')
So we used Jelly Jars. And they were free.

Here's the recipe.....

Yield: 4 Jars*

Pie Crust:
•1 Pie Crust for 9 or 10-inch pie (I used frozen, duh. if you are fancy make your own)

Pie Crust Filling:
•2 tablespoons flour
•1/8 teaspoon salt
•3/4 cup sugar
•1 egg
•2 cups blueberries (just get a huge bag frozen unless you have a lot of fresh ones)
•1 cup whipping cream, not whipped
•1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
•1 teaspoon vanilla

Crumb Crust:
•1/2 cup butter
•1 cup flour
•1/2 cup brown sugar

Instructions for Pie Filling:
Combine flour, salt, and sugar in a large bowl. In a separate bowl mix the egg, whipping cream, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla together. Slowly combine the sugar mixture with the whipping cream mixture. Mix until smooth and then add the blueberries. Make the pie crust and roll out flat. Cut out pie rounds that are bigger in size , by at least 1/2-inch, than your ramekins. I am gangster and used an empty can out of the recycling.
Place crust in bottom of 1/2 pint mason jars, pricking bottom with a fork. Add around 5 tablespoons blueberry pie mixture to each mason jar. Do not add more trying to fill the jar up! Especially if you are me and use the wrong jars jelly jars!!!! I am no baker, but I learned if I filled the jars all the way up they NEVER finished cooking. like EVER. even after hours and hours 45 min in the oven. Just do what the recipe says and only use 5 tablespoons.
And... I may have served up my 2nd batch all 'hot out of the oven' during dinner party #1, and that's when I didn't quite have my recipe down yet. So I did get the comment 'this would be really good over ice cream' aka it was in sauce form. aka not a pie due to too much filling. So trust me. follow the recipe!

Instructions for Crumb Crust:
Mix the butter, flour, and sugar until it is mixed well and resembles large cracker crumbs. Top the mason jars with crumbs.

Baking Instructions:
Bake for about 8 minutes in a 425 degree oven, then reduce heat to 350 and then bake for about 20 minutes more. Cool. You can also make this pie in a 9-inch pie pan, I mean I didn't try it, but you can. OH... btw here's the real recipe and link from Pinterest if you don't trust my directions.

*Ok so where were we.... they came out of the oven. I realized I had tons of the ingredients left so I started doubling/trippling the recipe so I would make more than 4 jars at a time. After I realized I shouldn't fill the jars all the way up and should actually do what I was supposed to with the recipe, things went better.

Now for the Leah's personal craftastic spin....
So BF actually had 2 dinner parties planned for us that weekend, as in people were coming over to eat two times. Plus my mom came over to drop off Gav and I fed her leftovers so that was practically 3 dinner parties. I had picked up some cheap ribbon and rafia at wal-mart and printed a logo'ed little tag with reheating instructions on the back. You know, to impress the guests. #nextLevelAwesome

as you recall from this post, BF loves koalas and I love HK. So that's where our awesome logo came from.

<-check out my bangs!)

Have you ever tried making tiny pies in jars? They are soo cute!

Pinspired Thursday


  1. What is the reheating time? Thanks!

  2. omg, PLEASE tell me where you found the "not this" jars. i am desperate for a project im working on. NMORGANB84@GMAIL.COM. thanks, margaret

  3. omg, PLEASE tell me where you got the "not this" jars. i NEED those for a project i am working on, short and fat, but cant find them anywhere. please please please email me the link at NMORGANB84@GMAIL.COM


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