Pie in a jar is one of my all time favorite projects. Not only are they a great way to control portion size, but they make awesome gifts, and are really fun to put together. The variety of combinations/toppings/decorations is pretty much endless.
To stick with the halloween spirit, I turned to yet another freaky fruit from my friends at Melissa’s, passionfruit! Passionfruit doesn’t look so freaky from the outside, but when you crack it open you see some greenish yellow goo…..totally freaky!
I don’t know about you guys, but I love carving jack-o-lanterns. I had an idea this year to buy a pumpkin a week to carve. The Hubs vetoed me (I guess he was thinking more about DISPOSING of a rotting pumpkin each week) so I’m forced to let out some of my carving creativity on the tops of these tiny pies.
These happy little jack-o-lanterns are so cute and friendly looking, but I think the bubbling filling gives them a little freaky edge.
As the holiday grows closer, I’d love to hear what kind of freaky treats everyone else is working on. I kind of have a thing for cute, crafty holiday theme projects. Not so much making them myself (I’m a terrible crafter), but I love checking out what other people are creating. Leave a comment below, and spread the holiday spirit
- 1½ c. flour
- ½ c. solid Crisco
- ½ t. salt
- 4 or 5 Tbsp ice water
- 5 apples, peeled and diced
- 5 passionfruit
- 2 Tbsp flour
- ¼ tsp salt
- Sift together flour and salt. Cut in Crisco with pastry blender or 2 knives.
- Add cold water a little at a time until mixture becomes a stiff dough which will hold together in a ball.
- Wrap ball in wax paper and chill in the fridge for at least one hour.
- Combine filling ingredients in a medium bowl.
- Line the sides of the jar with pie crust using the technique outlined on Our Best Bites reserving some crust for the topping.
- Fill the jars with the apple-passionfruit mixture.
- Roll out the remaining crust and lay over the top of the jars. Trim to fit. Cut a vent in the top.
- Bake at 425 for 40 minutes or until top is browned, or seal with jar lid and freeze.
- If baking from frozen, remove the lids and place the jars on a baking sheet. Place jars in a COLD oven and bake at 425 for 50-60 minutes until tops are browned.