Baking in Canning Jars

July 29, 2009

Baking in Canning JarsThis concept is rather simple. Instead of a large pie, you're making a miniature one.

Line your canning jar with preferred dough, leaving enough at the top for a fold-over crust.


Fill will desired pie filling (apple, cherry, etc.).

Cut out a circle of dough with a glass (this will sit on top of the pie filling). Make slits in dough for steam release.

Pinch and seal the top edges.

Jar lids can be replaced and the pies can be frozen. Be sure to thaw completely before baking.

To bake: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place individual jars in a muffin tin. Bake 35-40 minutes or until crust is a golden brown.

Let cool about 20 minutes. These pies can be eaten in the jar or inverted onto a plate.

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March 28, 2011

Great for gifts!

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August 2, 2007

Take your favorite recipe, Zucchini bread, applesauce raisins, carrot, spice cake, friendship breads, and carrot cake. You can even use box mixes. All you need to do is make your recipe.

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October 16, 2013

I have baked cakes in wide mouth jars, but have forgotten oven temperature. Does anyone know how?

By Grace C, NY


October 18, 20130 found this helpful

Whenever I bake in wide mouth jars I just follow the time and temp according to the recipe, Grease and flour the inside of the jar fill the jar 2/3 full Bake after they come out of the oven and put the lid on immediately.


Cool on a rack and after the dome pops tighten the band down. No need for refrigeration just store in the covered and a wide mouth pint jar is equal to 2 cupcakes.

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July 21, 20220 found this helpful

How long will they last?

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July 22, 20220 found this helpful

It would last about the same as a regular cake slice. In the fridge, it could be as much as a week but I wouldn't make them more than a couple days in advance.

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October 9, 2008

Does anyone know how to bake bread or cake in a canning jar? When do you put the lid on, before or after baking?

Debra from Hampton, Tenn


By Tina (Guest Post)
October 10, 20080 found this helpful

Hi I have baked applesauce cake in a jar and banan bread. You put the lid on after baking. The heat from the jars wiill seal the can. You will hear the jars start popping as the cake cools then they are sealed. Only fill your jars half full with batter and grease them really well. I use a pastry brush. Use wide mouth jars only.


Tina at Mommys Kitchen

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October 10, 20080 found this helpful

you bake the item first, then while still warm, screw on lid to is an item I made for gifts last year and was greatly appreciated!!
2-2/3 c sugar 3-1/2 c flour 2/3 c shortening
4 eggs 2/3 c buttermilk 1 can pumpkin
1 t baking powder 2 t soda 1 t salt
1-1/2 t pumpkin-pie spice 2/3 c chopped nuts

Cream sugar, shortening, then add eggs, mix. Add buttermilk, mix. Add pumpkin, mix. Add dry ingredients, stir in nuts. Place 1 c batter in 7 well-greased pint wide-mouth jars. Wipe batter from rim. Put jars on baking sheet and bake 2 325 for 55 min, till toothpix comes


out clean. Wipe rims, put hot seals & rings on hot jars. Will last several months without refrigeration.

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October 13, 20081 found this helpful

All you need to do is take your favorite recipe,
Zucchini bread, applesauce raisins, spice cake, friendship breads, and carrot cake. You can even use box mixes.
All you need to do is make your recipe.
Oil and flour your wide mouth Mason jars,
Fill the jar 2/3 full,

Baking time is according to the recipe, the trick here is the second you take it out of the oven put on the dome & ban, let cool completely (on occasion I have had to trim a tasty sliver of the top to get the dome on)


They are equal to 2-cupcake's,
Figure out how many jars you will need to use for the cup cake recipe.
I have had them last almost a year in the cupboard.
If I need frosting, I have the individual packages of cream cheese, powdered sugar and a couple drops of lemon juice.

I just went to collect more jars out of my cupboards and discovered 4 jars of cake, I made them in 1988 and to my amazement the cake was still moist, and even tasted good and no I did not eat them, they went to the chickens.

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October 23, 2011

This is a page about making pie in a jar. Pie in a jar has become a popular way of serving it in recent years. Baking pie in a jar is a cute way to serve one serving of pie.

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