Sunday, November 6, 2011
Pie in a Jar
I haven't blogged about it since our first meeting, but the girls and I are LOVING being a part of Keepers of the Home. This past week at our meeting, we made "pie in a jar." I'm telling you, we have the most creative, organized, wonderful leader! (I'm not sure how she does it all being a homeschooling mom of 3 girls and a little boy, but I will soon find out what that's like!)
Each girl was given a jar and a pie crust that was to fill the entire bottom and sides of the jar. Next, the girls went in the kitchen and took turns peeling/ cutting their own apples using the Pampered Chef apple corer/peeler/slicer. They came back and mixed their apples with a cinnamon sugar mix, and a threw-in a cube of butter, then stuffed it all in their jar. Lastly, they cut a shape out of their leftover crust to put on top. They were each given a label and lid to screw on top, and they were all set!
Here is what they jars loked like all finished. What a perfect project for these girls... they were able to pretty much do it all by themselves!
Fast forward to today... it was cold, rainy, and Daniel had to work. We did a lot of crafts, (surprise, surprise), since we didn't have school to do, but we also decided it would be the perfect late-morning snack to start our day!
You simply take off the lids and bake them at 350 for about 45 minutes. We added some whip cream, as well. Natalie's shrunk down a lot, but Allison's spilled over it was so full. Anyway, they turned out perfect... SO yummy, and the house smelled wonderful. I cannot wait to do these again!
I was lucky to get in a bite; both girls scraped their jars clean! :)