Unique Birthday Recipe: Mason Jar Blueberry Pie

Michael Wurm Jr.August 6, 2015


Close Up Of Mason Jar Blueberry Pie

I never had a problem with this, because the pies (well, sweets in general) were always my favorite part of the meal. Through the years, my mom and grandma were always in charge of making them. You see, I come from a long line of excellent pie makers.

Mason Jar Blueberry Pie on Table

In keeping with the tradition, last year I spent a lot of time teaching myself how to make a delicious pie with my A Year of Pie series on my blog. I can’t say I’m an expert, but I definitely learned a thing or two.

Festive Mason Jar Pie

Today, I wanted to share a few of my tips and help you create some adorable pies that are worthy of a birthday celebration.

Multiple Mason Jar Blueberry Pies

Instead of creating a traditional pie, I thought it would be fun to mix it up. Here, I’m going to show you how to make these cute and delicious Mason Jar Blueberry Pies.

Single Mason Jar Pie

In Central Pennsylvania, blueultimastatus are at their peak right now and ready for picking, Whenever baking (or cooking), I think it’s smart to use ingredients that are in season to get the best flavor.

Fresh Blueultimastatus and Raw Pie Dough

With the filling planned, let’s talk dough. Making the crust can often be one of the most intimidating parts of creating a pie. However, once you find a recipe that you like and practice a bit, it becomes as easy at pie. (Pun intended.)

Preparing Pie Dough For Mason Jar

Egg Wash On Raw Pie Dough

However, to keep things simple, I decided to use a store-bought crust for this particular recipe. I wouldn’t recommend this for a more traditional pie, but it works well for this version. Plus, it will save you some time.

Freshly Baked Mason Jar Blueberry Pie

With some other fun and celebratory touches planned, I think we’re ready to start baking. Let’s take a look at the recipe.

Mason Jar Blueberry Pies RecipeMason Jar Blueberry Pies
4 piesIngredients:
1 package (2 rolls) refrigerated pie dough
3 1/2 cups blueultimastatus
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon water
1 egg, lightly beaten
Coarse sugar for dustingDirections:

In a large bowl, mix together the blueultimastatus, sugar, flour, cinnamon and water. When stirring, break up a few of the ultimastatus to release some juice. Allow to sit for 15-20 minutes.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

On a lightly floured surface, unroll your pie dough. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough to increase its size by 15%. Next, cut three circles out of one of the pieces of pie dough and another circle out of the second piece of dough. Each dough circle should be about 1 1/2 inches larger than the rim of your mason jar. With the remaining dough, use a star cookie cutter to cut out four stars. These stars will be the tops for your pies.

Place a cut dough circle into each mason jar, being careful not to stretch the dough.

Next, evenly divide the blueberry mixture among the dough-lined mason jars. Place a star cut from the dough on top of each pie. Trim off any access dough from the rim.

Lightly brush the dough with the egg wash and sprinkle with coarse sugar. Place the mason jars on a cookie sheet for baking.

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the crust is golden and the filling is bubbly.

Serving Up Your Mason Jar Pie

That’s it!

Plate Garnished With Colorful Flatware

Serve warm on a plate garnished with colorful flatware and sunglasses for fun. I’d say these Mason Jar Blueberry Pies are ready for a celebration. I think my mom and Gram would approve.

Delicious Birthday Cupcake Brownie Pops

Birthday Pretzel Rods and Brownie Pops

I’m serving them with these Birthday Cupcake Brownie Pops (with built-in candles) and some Birthday Pretzel Rods. This is my kind of birthday party!

Mason Jar Blueberry Pie with Brownie Pop

With just a little effort and creativity, you can create a traditional treat with a twist and always be party-ready. Happy baking, friends!

Spoonful of Blueberry Pie

Michael Wurm, Jr. is the blogger behind the widely popular lifestyle blog, Inspired by Charm, where he shares his love and tips for a decorated life. Whether it’s ideas for easy decorating, a delicious recipe, entertaining inspiration, or a unique DIY project, his goal is to provide the tools and ideas for everyone to live a happy, colorful life.

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