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. Can you put the lids on after they’re cool so they can be portable wedding favors?

  2. This is the best idea! (and beautifully photographed). Thanks for sharing.

  3. I want to make these for my husbands surprise 40th.. If I make them the day before, how should I store them? I can’t bake them the day of the party. could I bake then cover and store in a fridge or out on counter? Not the regular pie cooker in the family :o) Thank you

  4. do you bake the hearts on the cookie sheet or place them on top of the pies to bake?

  5. what did you use to cover them when they were done? did the lids fit back on?

  6. I love love love this idea!!!! I’m planning to make them for my fall wedding favors. Will the crust get soggy if I make them a day or 2 in advance? Also, has anyone tried this with pumpkin pie filling??

  7. could you put the lid on them right out of the oven and let them seal and keep them that way like you do the bread in a jar?

  8. Does this have to be a special jar? or can i use ordinary? i am afraid that the jar will break in the oven from the heat

  9. My husband is deployed. Do these require refrigeration?? I would like to make these for him and then ship them. It would be approx 3 weeks till he received them. Would they spoil by then?

    • @Melissa..
      Thank you and your husband for your services and amazingness!! Please let me know if you have shipped these, as I send out several boxes of bakedgoods to deployed men/women and would LOVE a new idea!

  10. These are simply adorable! Great gift for the holidays.

  11. How do you store and reheat these? I would love to make them for my family as gifts!

  12. How do you prevent the jars from breaking in the oven? I love this idea bt worry about a big mess in my oven!

  13. OMG!
    I LOVE this!
    perfect for any occasion/holiday.

  14. so cute!! you could even make little individual cobblers in them too!!

  15. LOVE this idea and your blog!!! I am now following your blog. Thank you so much for all the excellent ideas!
    Blessings, Paula

  16. I would like to make these for my wedding this summer. Can you please tell me if I can prepare these in advance? How soon can I prepare them before baking? How long will they keep after I bake them?

    Thanks so much for your help!

  17. luvvvvv it thank you

  18. Love pies in a jar, will definitely make them. I’m going to try a peach cobbler also.

  19. Will these seal and be shelf ready storeable food? If so please reply to I would love to have these on standby for a nice desert!

  20. This is definitely something we will have to get into the kitchen and try out. This looks to be such an amazing treat! :D

  21. 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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