12 – Half-Pint Wide-Mouth Mason Jars
3 – 9-inch Pie Crusts (double that, if you’re making a pie that needs crust on top)
Wash and dry the Mason Jars.
Cut the pie crust into quarters. You’ll use 1/4 of each pie crust for each jar.
Press the piece of pie crust into the jar, completely covering the sides and reapplying excess crust as needed.
Fill the jar with your pie filling and top with crust if needed.
Ok – now, you can put the lids on and freeze the individual pies (before baking) to have them set aside in the event you need a quick dessert for company.
You’ll just pull ‘em from the freezer and bake them as directed in the recipe.
Or, you can go ahead and bake your pies according to the recipe. I've found no variation in cook time needed from a 9-inch pie to the Pies in a Jar. You might want to keep an eye on your pies, though, just to be safe.
Once they’re ready, just let ‘em cool and serve when desired.