Thursday, July 29, 2010

Picnic in the Park

To follow up from my last post...
I made the "Pies in a Jar" recipe to take to Jazz on the Green with my friends.
I decided to make peach/apple pies...

... and strawberry/blackberry. I wanted to make blueberry ones, but the store was SOLD OUT.

After picking your fruits and cutting them up, add about 2 tablespoons of flour, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, and 2 tablespoons sugar... along with a teaspoon of cinnamon, and a pinch of nutmeg.

Then, go get a Ball jar! If you have a Hobby Lobby in your neighborhood, I suggest going there. You can get a Ball jar for about $1.30 - bargain!

If you want to make your own pie dough, you easily can... but I was short on time, and just went to the store and bought some pre-made dough. Wrap the dough in the inside of the jar... you DO NOT need to grease the jar.

... then fill with the fruit! For the toppings, you can cut the dough into a fun shape, and put some melted butter/sugar on the top. OR - you can mix 1 cup quick oats, 1 tablespoon flour, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 1 tablespoon sugar and a few tablespoons of butter... and put on top for a "crumble" effect.

Put the jars on a cookie sheet. Turn the oven to 375 degrees, and stick the jars in the oven - you do NOT want to pre-heat the oven. Put the jars in right away when the oven is still cold. Leave them in for 45-50 minutes.

Take out of the oven, and let them cool for a bit. You can top with ice cream or whipped cream... or eat plain. So good.

After making the pies, I took them to Turner Park for "Jazz on the Green" at Midtown Crossing. If you need to save the pies for a later date, you can easily put them in the freezer.

Jenn and Timory came along! (So did 8,000 other people.)

We packed a picnic of wine, crackers/sausage/cheese, olives, cucumbers, and carrots...

And topped it off with our perfect "Pie in a Jar" :)

1 comment:

  1. Great Idea Jenny! Looks like you ladies had a fun time. (Love the dress by the way!) -- Sara