Thursday, April 25, 2013


Pie reminds me of summer--fresh fruit, a buttery crumble topping and a scoop of vanilla ice cream is simply perfection. Dessert at The Fisherman's Ball last week was memorable because of its simplicity and pure deliciousness; a charming country pie baked in a mini mason jar and served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream tucked into the mason jar lid. Not only was the presentation pure brilliance, it tasted heavenly to boot!

Here's the basic recipe for 4 pies-

2 cups fresh fruit (washed, chopped, diced, peeled, etc.)
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon butter divided among the jars

Crumb Topping (for 4-6 pies)
1/4C brown sugar
1/4 C flour
2 Tbs oats
1/4 tsp cinnamon
3 Tbs cold butter
Combine sugar, flour and cinnamon. Cut in butter. Add oats and stir to combine.

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Rinse your mason jars in hot water and set aside. In a large bowl toss the fruit, sugar and lemon zest until everything is evenly coated. Spoon the mixture into the mason jars. The jars should be heaping with fruit. Top with the crumble and bake for approx. 35 minutes. 
Add a scoop of your favorite ice cream on the side--the caterer served it in the mason jar lid which made a beautiful presentation.


Albertina M. Cisneros said...

Oh wao! This looks beyond delicious. An elegant and beautiful dessert.

The enchanted home said...

OMG!!!!!!! This is adorable as I bet it is delicious...I an almost taste it. What a clever and fun way to serve apple pie ala mode!

miss b said...

The crumble topping with a hint of cinnamon sounds delicious and how novel to serve it in a Mason jar.

pretty pink tulips said...

This looks it for a casual summer gathering. But, even more unexpected at a gala! Love the sweet and simple presentation!

xoxo Elizabeth

Leslie said...

Hi Barbara,

I've seen this before and I'm SO glad you've posted the recipe! What a great idea for a weekend summer dessert. Mason jars are everywhere these days.. holding tea lights, flowers, and desserts!

Have fun this weekend!

Splendid Market said...

Oh my, this is summer perfection!! Must have missed it earlier, but I love this.