Little Jar of Heaven

WORDS: Catherine Frederick
image: Jeromy Price

Show your friend some love this Valentine’s Day with these adorable, and delicious, cherry pies served up in Mason jars!


Preheat oven to 350°. Using (2) uncooked pie crusts, tear off pieces and press, lining the inside of (8) 4 oz glass canning jars up to rim (not too thick). Save some dough for heart cut outs. Decrease oven temperature to 325°. Place jars on baking sheet and cook for 10 minutes to brown crust lightly. Remove from oven. Fill jars with pie filling of choice (2, 12oz cans), leaving 1/2” of space at top. Bake for an additional 30 minutes, until crust is golden brown. Remove pies. While pies are baking, roll out reserved dough to 1/8” thick. Cut 6-8 hearts with heart shaped cookie cutter. Place hearts on parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush hearts with egg wash (1 large egg beaten) and sprinkle with sugar. Place dough hearts on tops of pies. Bake an additional 10 minutes until hearts are golden brown. Remove from oven. Let jars cool completely. Add lid, decorate with label, ribbon or twine.

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