DIY Pie in a Jar Treats

Pie in a Jar DIY instructions

Here is how to make the cute Pie in a Jar treats from our Winter Wedding Shoot we featured this morning!

Pie Crust Dough (fave recipe or pre-made)
2 12 oz. cans of cherry, apple or your favorite pie filling
2 Tb of sugar
1 large egg beaten

6 4 oz. mason jars, cleaned with lids and labels removed
Heart shaped cookie cutter
1 Cookie sheet

Pie in a Jar ingredients

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Press the unrolled dough bit by bit into the jars a bit at a time (not too thick!) until the jars are lined with the dough up to the rims. Reserve some dough for toppers. Next, fill jars nearly to the top with filling of choice.

pie in a jar instructions

Roll out reserved dough to roughly 1/8 inch thick and cut out 6-8 hearts. Place the filled jars on a sturdy cookie sheet and place into oven.

dough hearts

pie in a jar favors

Bake at 325 degrees for roughly 30-35 minutes or until dough becomes a light golden color.

At that time, arrange the dough hearts on the pies, brush the hearts with the egg wash and sprinkle with sugar. Bake an additional 10-15 minutes until dough is golden brown all the way around the jars. If needed, place foil over the tops of the jars to keep the hearts from burning.

Remove and let jars cool on a rack. Decorate with ribbon, tags, or labels on lids as desired and give to your family, friends or wedding guests!

pie in  jar favors

Brought to you by your friends from Intertwined Weddings & Events and APictureLife Photography. Photos from the photo shoot (top and bottom left) by Candice Benjamin.

Note: Recipe adapted from

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  1. OMG! Such a great idea. And I was wondering what I was going to make for the bake sale I have in 2 days! PERFECT timing!


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