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I love giving people homemade gifts, especially edible ones. If that git happens to come in a jar bonus points! This easy apple pie in a jar recipe can be made quickly and one recipe makes 4 pies so you can give multiples to your friend or make 4 gifts at one time! We’ve even got a printable gift tag for you all you have to do is print it out.

Homemade Gift Idea - Apple Pie in a Jar

Apple pies in a jar are a fun way to serve individual pies or give them as gifts to friends and family.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 741kcal
Author Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell


Pie Crust Dough

  • 1/4 c Water (ice cold)
  • 1 tsp Sea salt
  • 1 c Shortening , chilled
  • 2 c Flour , unbleached

Apple Pies

  • 4 c Granny Smith apples , peeled and diced (approx. 6 medium apples)
  • 1/2 c Sugar
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 4 tsp Butter
  • 2 tbsp Bob's Red Mill Organic All Purpose Flour


Pie Crust Dough

  • Place flour and salt in medium-size, chilled bowl.
  • Break up chilled vegetable shortening and cut into flour with a fork or a pastry blender until there are pea-sized pieces of dough.
  • Slowly add ice water and blend with fork. Do not overwork; blend until just mixed and dough holds together.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 12 hours.
  • Remove from refrigerator at least 1 hour before handling.

Apple Pies

  • Pre-heat oven to 350°F
  • Use your pie crust dough to coat the inside of the mason jars. Pull off small pieces and mold them together on the inside of the glass keeping the thickness of the crust to about ¼ inch.
  • In bowl mix together apples, sugar, cinnamon, and flour. Making sure apples are completely coated in the dry mixture.
  • Fill jars with apple mixture until just below the lower rim where the threads for the lid start.
  • Add 1 pat of butter to the top of the mixture (about 1 tbsp).
  • Roll out your remaining pie crust to ¼ inch thick and cut ½" strips and weave a lattice top for the pie.
  • Place jars on a baking sheet and cover them with foil.
  • Bake for 20 minutes covered and 25-35 minutes uncovered.
  • When the crust is golden brown remove and let cool before packaging or eating.
  • *Note: We used wide mouth pint jars and this recipe made 4 pies.


Serving: 1jar | Calories: 741kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 24g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 624mg | Potassium: 295mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 13.2mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 1.6mg