Pumpkin Pie in a Jar

by Merissa on September 28, 2012

in Featured, Recipes

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I had a Granny that always made good good food. But she would never give away the recipes. She claimed she always just added a little bit of this and a little bit of that and I'm sure she did but I'd always beg her to at least write down the ingredients she used! After quite a few years of begging I convinced her to give me her Pumpkin Pie recipe. For years while growing up I made this recipe for family gatherings and I'm still the person that is always asked to bring the dessert.

Here's my little recipe card with my 12 year old self's handwriting.   Awww. I made this recipe this time using jars but this recipe also fits nicely into a pie plate for a traditional pie.

Pumpkin Pie

What you need:

  • 1/3 c. brown sugar
  • 1/3 c. white sugar (Or lose both the sugars and just add 2/3 c. turbinado sugar)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 c. cream
  • 1 c. pumpkin
  • 1/4 t. nutmeg
  • 1/2 t. cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • Butter Crust (Cut this recipe in half if you use jars)

Mmmm pumpkin. Like chocolate, but good for you. In a bowl, mix the sugar, eggs, and pumpkin.

Cream, meet Pumpkin. You are going to love her.

If you ever wondered what a pinch of salt was..... add in the salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Mix up the pie crust. I think it works best to do this with a fork.

Lightly grease your jars or pie plate.

Fill, but not too full.

Make a fancy shape or just a flattened circle from the pie crust dough. Put it on the top. Make sure the pie has a little room to breath, cut a few little slits.

Bake these beauties at 350F for about 30 minutes.

Yes if you fill them too full they will explode and make a lovely mess on the inside of your oven.

Yummy.

Do you ever make a recipe just because it's so pretty and will make your house smell yummy? This is one of those....oh, plus it tastes awesome! Enjoy!

Up next, Pumpkin Muffins!

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1 Rebekka Sordiff November 15, 2011 at 4:46 pm

how neat :)

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2 Rebekka Sordiff November 15, 2011 at 4:46 pm

how neat :)

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3 Becky Sonnenmeier November 15, 2011 at 4:55 pm

What size jars do you use for these?

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4 Becky Sonnenmeier November 15, 2011 at 4:55 pm

What size jars do you use for these?

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5 Evelyn Fink Latella November 15, 2011 at 4:57 pm

That looks great, wish I had some now :)

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6 Evelyn Fink Latella November 15, 2011 at 4:57 pm

That looks great, wish I had some now :)

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7 Little House on the Prairie Living November 15, 2011 at 5:00 pm

I used half pints Becky, but you could use half pints, jelly, or the really little ones:)

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8 Little House on the Prairie Living November 15, 2011 at 5:00 pm

I used half pints Becky, but you could use half pints, jelly, or the really little ones:)

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9 David November 15, 2011 at 5:04 pm

Cant wait to try these!

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10 David November 15, 2011 at 5:04 pm

Cant wait to try these!

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11 Becky Sonnenmeier November 15, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Thanks! I can’t wait to make them!

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12 Becky Sonnenmeier November 15, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Thanks! I can’t wait to make them!

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13 Erin Stuart Ruhl November 15, 2011 at 5:10 pm

That’s a great idea for single servings (and gifts)!

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14 Erin Stuart Ruhl November 15, 2011 at 5:10 pm

That’s a great idea for single servings (and gifts)!

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15 Sheila Renee' Campbell-Iszler November 15, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Very cute!!!! I LOVE how you detail your recipes in pictures! Very easy and fun to follow!

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16 Sheila Renee' Campbell-Iszler November 15, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Very cute!!!! I LOVE how you detail your recipes in pictures! Very easy and fun to follow!

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17 Kassi Pahl Jolley November 15, 2011 at 5:25 pm

What a unique idea! How fun! Thanks!

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18 Kassi Pahl Jolley November 15, 2011 at 5:25 pm

What a unique idea! How fun! Thanks!

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19 Diana Smith November 15, 2011 at 8:07 pm

I always wanted to make pies in a jar in the oven, but ball canning says their jars in the oven is not safe to do because of the extreme temperature change. Have you ever had any problems with them? I am going to try your recipe! Looks great!

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20 Diana Smith November 15, 2011 at 8:07 pm

I always wanted to make pies in a jar in the oven, but ball canning says their jars in the oven is not safe to do because of the extreme temperature change. Have you ever had any problems with them? I am going to try your recipe! Looks great!

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21 Little House on the Prairie Living November 15, 2011 at 8:30 pm

Diana, I haven’t done it that much but I didn’t have any problems. I’m not sure how the oven differs from the heat and pressure of the pressure cooker though.

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22 Little House on the Prairie Living November 15, 2011 at 8:30 pm

Diana, I haven’t done it that much but I didn’t have any problems. I’m not sure how the oven differs from the heat and pressure of the pressure cooker though.

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23 Diana Smith November 15, 2011 at 8:32 pm

That is my thinking exactly! I will have to ask them that! Lol!

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24 Diana Smith November 15, 2011 at 8:32 pm

That is my thinking exactly! I will have to ask them that! Lol!

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25 Mama's Homestead November 15, 2011 at 9:46 pm

Looks yummy! I love pumpkin!

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26 Mama's Homestead November 15, 2011 at 9:46 pm

Looks yummy! I love pumpkin!

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27 beverly November 16, 2011 at 5:44 am

Love the pic ! I could almost smell this cooking:)cant wait to try for Thankdgiving!!!!

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28 beverly November 16, 2011 at 5:44 am

Love the pic ! I could almost smell this cooking:)cant wait to try for Thankdgiving!!!!

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29 Mrs. Mary Joy Pershing @Learning to Live a Surrendered Life November 17, 2011 at 10:08 am

I love this! This is the first time I have found your blog and I love it! I am sharing your blog and your pumpkin pie recipe on my blog in my “Thankful Thursdays” Post today! I would love for you to come see it! I can’t wait for my readers to see your blog too!

It will be posted by noon CST time at surrenderedlivingnow.com.

I will be back and plan to explore and learn so much from your experiences!

Blessings!

Mrs Mary Joy Pershing

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30 Mrs. Mary Joy Pershing @Learning to Live a Surrendered Life November 17, 2011 at 10:08 am

I love this! This is the first time I have found your blog and I love it! I am sharing your blog and your pumpkin pie recipe on my blog in my “Thankful Thursdays” Post today! I would love for you to come see it! I can’t wait for my readers to see your blog too!

It will be posted by noon CST time at surrenderedlivingnow.com.

I will be back and plan to explore and learn so much from your experiences!

Blessings!

Mrs Mary Joy Pershing

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31 stephanie September 30, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Love this idea!! I’ve done cake in jars for a while now, its how we send gifts to our deployed sailors etc, but pumpkin pie. O.m.g. I will be trying this extremely soon!

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32 Rachael October 4, 2012 at 9:47 am

I’m going to try not to swear, but this recipe made me respond in guttural, primeval ways. It does help that I have a deep, deep love for 1) mason jars (of all shapes and sizes), 2) pumpkin, and 3) PIE. I could just imagine a big, fat quickly-melting spoonful of vanilla ice cream and now my stomach is grumbling.

MUST HAVE.

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33 Rhonda C November 14, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Those look yummy. my daughters have been wanting me to make food in jars. This could be the one that sways me. :)

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34 Scarlet October 29, 2013 at 1:14 pm

I am thinking that I can fill them half way and then push the crust into the jar and seal while hot so they will seal down. then i should be able to mail them to the husband who is missing thanksgiving over seas again this year… Oh the ideas!!

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35 jann November 21, 2013 at 5:12 am

I did find a comment that said you used 1/2 pint jars but you do not say how many of that size jar this recipe will make. I hope you check this page soon and very soon because the countdown for thanksgiving has begun and I would like to make up a batch. Love your recipes and your blog. Keep up the good work.

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36 Merissa November 21, 2013 at 8:06 am

Hmmm, It’s been a while since I made this recipe but I want to say I used 6 jars?

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