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{VIDEO} Mini Pies (How to make pies in mason jar lids)

This post is sponsored by General Mills, all opinions are my own.

These cute single serving pies are a total holiday essential to impress all of your friends and family! Your desserts will be the hit of any family dinner, holiday party or any other festivity this season!




The tiny pie crust roses and itty bitty lattice work on top, make these a total show stopper... and I promise, they are so much easier than you think!





They make the holidays so special and with only 2 ingredients, these are so easy to whip together for any occasion!


You can use homemade filling or keep it simple with store bought. I used Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crust, available at Sam’s Club, because it is so easy to work with and ensures these little cuties come out so adorable every time.







The pie dough fits perfectly in the lid of a mason jar, to create these mini pies. I even use the lid of an oatmeal container to cut the dough circles to size, so they fit perfectly in the jar lids!


If you don’t want to do a lattice design on top, you can simply add a solid piece of pie dough with a little slit in the center for a vent. Even use cookie cutters to create fun designs on top of your pies to fit the theme of any occasion, for a simple alternative.




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My inspiration for these mini pies came from some of my favorite designs, so I kind of combine my Cherry Pie with Braided Lattice Top, and Apple Pie with Pie Crust Roses to create the cutest pie designs ever!







Mini Mason Jar Lid Pies

Yield
8 mini pies

Ingredients


Directions
Preheat oven to 375°.  Turn all the lid inserts so that the rubber side is facing down and not touching the dough.  Unroll dough, use a 4½-inch round cutter or lid from an oatmeal container, to cut circles (each crust should give you about 5 circles (4 for bottom crust and 1 for lattice, plus scraps for extra decorations).  Place 8 of the cut out circles in mason jar lids and flute the edges with your fingers.  Gather the remaining dough and use for the decorations on top; Each mini pie will need 7 strips (3 strips will be used for a braid) plus 6-8 small pieces of dough to create the rose.

Spoon the pie filling into each crust, making sure not to overfill. Cover with lattice pie decorations and a rose, or whatever decorations you like. Brush on the top of each pie with milk or cream.

Place pies in a baking pan or cookie sheet and bake 25 minutes or until the filling is bubbling and the crust is golden brown. Let cool. Pop out of lid and serve. Refrigerate any leftovers.



If you love this recipe, you are going to love the rest of my Pie Week videos, so be sure to check those out too just in time for the holidays! I am going to be sharing everything from THE BEST Easy All-Butter Pie Crust, to how to make fun and amazing Decorative Pie Crust Designs, my fave Cherry Pie with Braided Lattice TopPumpkin Pie with Pie Crust LeavesTHE BEST Apple Pie with Pie Crust RosesTHE BEST Lemon Meringue Pie with Ruffled Pie Crust and THE BEST Chocolate Cream Pie, just in time for the holidays!