I love pie.
Every March 14, I make a pi pie. In college, the only sorority I wanted to join was Pie Pie Pie. And my dinner parties always end with something flaky, buttery and fruit stuffed.
It's okay if you don't like pie. You can skip this post and leave your slice on the plate. I will eat it. Nathan Heller this means you!
My favorite recent advancement in pie is to bake mini pies into
half-pint mason jars. (You don't need the mini pie maker Megan scoffed
at in December)
These pies are easy, delicious and adorable.
Mini pies use the same dough and filling as big pies. In most cases, the ingredients for your favorite pie will yield about four or five mini pies in jars (however I have heard of cases were the baker was forced to eat extra filling on top of ice cream while waiting for her mini pies to bake...)
Once you've gathered your ingredients all you need to do is roll out your dough, using the ring of the mason jar cut out tops. Use the remaining dough to line the jars. The half-pint jars I use need about half a cup of filling. Add the filling, put on the tops and press the dough together to seal. Lattice, fun vents and crumbly toppings are all encouraged.