Pecan Pie in a Jar: Entertaining and Homemade Gift Giving Series

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Tis the Season for parties and gift giving. Let’s make it extra special this year! This is the first recipe I’m trying from “Not Your …

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  1. Tracy McGee
    Tracy McGee says:

    I have been wanting to try pie filling in a jar! Love the idea of it already to go. And, I haven’t seen this book so excited to see your results and thoughts. I find many of the recipes I’ve tried in canning books are not in line with Southern tastes, if that makes sense.

    Question: could the mixture have been cooked a tad too long and that’s why it was so “candied” on top or is this normal for pecan pie filling?
    It looks like being hard to get out didn’t hurt the end results by any means. 😁

  2. Donna Mullins
    Donna Mullins says:

    Love this recipe. Nice to see you husband enjoy the pie. I have and easy crust recipe for making mini pecan pies (2 bite) baked in mini muffin pans.
    3oz cream cheese, 1/2 cup or 1 stick butter, 1 cup flour. Cream together butter and cream cheese. Stir in flour. Mix then chill 1 hour. Roll into walnut size balls and pressing into mini muffin pans using your thumbs to come up the sides. Add filling. Bake at 325 degree for 25 min. Makes about 25.
    I have found so many Ramakins at thrift or goodwill stores. Scored 4 Red LeCreuset, never used, at our local church garage sale.

  3. B-C Homesteading
    B-C Homesteading says:

    This is a wonderful gift idea! I agree, I think the 4 oz container is the perfect size for a cocktail party dessert. It does look very decadent. Thank you for sharing this recipe!! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

  4. Sunny Day
    Sunny Day says:

    I lived with a diabetic and would make him Pecan Tassies with Almond and coconut flour. Press the shortbread into a mini muffin tin with a flat bottomed shot glass. I also used Stevia in place of sugar. This was a real treat for him with a little sweet and very small, so he could regulate his intake. Sometimes I would drizzle dark chocolate over the top. I would also use sliced almonds, peanuts, hazelnuts and walnuts. When the shortbread was pressed firmly, prebaked for 10 minutes, there were no crumbs and it was 1 bite for him (2 for me). I also used Stevia in the shortbread, which requires very little. It is a nice party item.
    I make a lot of candies, so I would not cook the mixture as long before adding the nuts. That is what causes the crystallization. It will continue to cook while you can it. I really like the idea of having a quick throw together pie. Thanks for the ideas. I am going to have to get the book and play with it. BTW I do prefer rum in place of the bourbon. Now you have time to do the fun stuff like this. The harvest is done.

  5. Araceli Adams
    Araceli Adams says:

    I made a pecan pie from Gay on Apron Strings' recipe. It was Delicious the filling was moist and had a lot if it. . I'm going to try yours as well. FYI. I watched all your Ads. To help you out. Can't wait for all your new recipes

  6. grannaboo03
    grannaboo03 says:

    I suppose if I got a pint as a gift…I could use 1/2 for a date night & freeze the other half for a future Date night! Oh, BTW…What size electric canner is that? I’ve been looking into them…but don’t know what size to buy

  7. Darla Tassler
    Darla Tassler says:

    Carter thank you for the discount code on the lids. I placed an order. So happy you got an electric canner. I look forward to learning with you. Also, think this would be perfect in the little Mason jar shot glasses for your party or as topping on mini cheesecakes.


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