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I am very happy to be apart of Sugar Bee Crafts fun and patriotic Red, White, and Blue Series.
I am sharing how to make these Mini Patriotic Pies.
They are perfectly yummy little pies. Each pie filled with RED cherry filling and BLUEberry filling. Then each little pie is topped with their own little fancy crust.
They are the perfect little portable treat for any 4th of July party. Well really they are quite perfect for any Summer backyard barbeque or picnic.
They are quite the little showstoppers, and guess what they are just about the easiest thing to make EVER.
4 oz Jelly Jars (aka the teeniest tiniest canning jars)
canned pie filling
2 packages of refrigerated pie crust
egg white (for crust)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Spray the jars lightly with cooking spray.
Next line each jar with pie crust.
Each pie crust piece will line 4 jars, so one package will line 8 jars. Tear off a quarter and push it down in the jar. Smoosh and smooth it out in the jar. Make sure the inside of the jar is completely covered. Push out any air pockets.
Fill the crust lined jars with several scoops of the pie filling of your juice. Fill to the rim, but not heaping over.
Take the other package of pie crust and use one sheet to top the pies.
Using one of the rings from the jars, cut out rounds for the top.
For the BLUEberry pies I took the end of a straw and created a polka dot pattern. For the RED cherry pies I cut the round into slits and then wove the strips.
Then I crimped the tops closed and cut off any excess with a knife.
Next brush the tops of each pie with the egg white. Then sprinkle the tops with sugar.
Bake the pies for 20-25 minutes, or until the tops are golden.
Don't they look good enough to eat?
Oh wait, they are...
Yup, they were good enough to eat. They were good enough to lick the little bitty jars clean.
Once you have eaten one...or two little jar pies, let the rest cool. Tie some patriotic baker's twine around the jar. Pack them away and carry them with you to your 4th of July picnic/bbq.
Thanks Mandy for letting me join
your Red, White, and Blue Series.
It gave me the perfect excuse to bake myself a sweet treat!