I know you love mini pies, but I also know that you might not own mini pie pans. When I saw these mason jar lid pies on Pinterest, I knew you would like them. Everyone has mason jar lids laying around from craft projects these days, right?
These handheld pies are so dang adorable, even a guy with a burly beard will say ‘oh how cute!’ when he sees them. True story.
If you’ve never made one of my pies, be prepared for the most delicious pie crust you’ve ever tasted. I make an all-butter pie crust (because I was raised right!), and the mixing method to my dough creates lots of flaky layers. This pie crust shatters when your fork touches it. It’s heavenly.
I made two mini pies, because well, dessert for TWO, but there is plenty of dough here for a third pie. I used the leftover dough to make pie dough scrap cookies.
If you’re a fellow food blogger, can I offer this tip? Make pie dough scraps to keep your friends and family away from a pie while it cools. We all know a chilled pie is a more photogenic pie, but short of hiring a body guard for my desserts, there’s no way a pie ever makes it to room temperature in my house. Enter cinnamon and sugar dusted pie dough scrap cookies (from my Instagram):
These pie dough scrap cookies keep fingers away from your peach pies while they cool. You’re welcome.
The spiced peach filling is heavy on the ginger, and it’s just the way I like it. If you’re not a ginger lover, replace it with lemon zest.
Gather up all your mason jar lids, and get to work making the most adorable hand-held pies!
For the crust:
For the spiced peach filling: