Mason Jar Lid Cherry Pies: An easy to make fun way to serve cherry pies for a party. Full of cherries and crispy crust.
Barbecue season is here! Wouldn’t it be awesome if you showed up to your next barbecue with these Mason Jar Lid Cherry Pies? You can serve them in the lids or use the insert to pop them out. Mason jar lids are very inexpensive. You can buy 12 for under $3.50. that’s not much to spend on something so cute. You can choose to use wide mouth for a larger pie or the regular size for a smaller portion pie (the recipe below is for using the regular size jar lids). When I make desserts for a party I like the portions to be small so my guests can enjoy all my desserts without gorging themselves.
these are so cute!
Great idea! I’m an avid canner and very health conscious. This will help to keep my serving sizes small and such a great way to recycle my canning lids!!
Thanks Louise, I think it makes eating cherry pie fun too!
Love this idea……can’t wait to make some blueberry pies. Thanks for sharing.
Sounds good. 🙂
What a cute pie’s ..Kids are going to go crazy after seeing this.
Can you clarify what to do with the inside lid? Is the rubber side suppose to be up or down? Your picture shows the crust is sitting on the top side of the lid but your recipe instructions says the crust is sitting on top of the rubber seal.
Hi Beverly, If you watch the slide show the first slide is a picture of the top of mason jar lid insert, the next picture shows the way the lid is supposed to be with the rubber side up and the pie on top of it. I hope this clears up any confusion. 🙂
Actually, it shows it with the rubber side down, which I would think would be correct, as you wouldn’t want the rubber baking onto your pies.
Yes, Kathleen that is correct. 🙂
Do you have to grease the lids before putting pie crust in lid
Hi Karla, No…there’s enough fat in the crust to take of that. 😀
this is the most darling idea! I’m loving it! I can’t wait to make them! I’ll probably go crazy this fall!
Dear Sheryl, how fun and easy. Love this…such a perfect size too. xo, Catherine
These are the sweetest little pies, Sheryl!!
This is such a clever and creative idea! Love them…I need to try making these!
I can’t even tell you how much I love this idea!! Love, love, LOVE IT!
These look awesome! I want to try them out! they are so cute!
Looking to make these for the farmers market. If pop them out of the lid will they still hold up or would you recommend the stay in the lid? Thanks!
Hi Jen, For selling purposes I would leave them in the lids. If serving at a party I would take them out. They will stay together if handled but I’m not sure if they will at a farmers market.
I think that the pies would look super cute left in the lid with a ribbon tied around the edge of the lid.
Great idea! Can you make and bake them then freeze them for an up coming event?
Hi Marilyn, Yes you can freeze these pies. To freeze I would take them out of the lid, place them on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Once they are frozen then transfer and stack them in a container with a lid. To defrost I would take them out of the container unless they are in a single layer.
Are they soggy once thawed? I’m considering making some for an upcoming wedding and would love to make ahead and freeze if they will hold up after thawing. Also, have you tried apple pies this way?
Hi Shari, Since this is such an important day I would highly recommend you doing a trial run to make sure these pies turn out the way you want them to. Just make a couple, freeze them for a couple of days and then thaw them to see if they are what you wanted them to be. I haven’t tried apple yet….I am planning of doing that soon since it’s apple season. 🙂
Does using the metal lids make pie taste tinny?
Hi Carol, Not at all. Mason jar lids are made to help store food.
Thank you for the info in your last e mail. Do you think that I could add candied jalapenos or regular jalapenos to this recipe. If so, how much would you suggest. Thanking you in advance, bonnie crim
Hi Bonnie, Sorry….I was out with my Granddaughters today enjoying our Fall Festival. To answer your question, I have never worked with candied jalapenos nor have I even tasted them so it’s kind of hard for me to give you any advice towards adding them to a pie. Sorry but I don’t want to give you the wrong advice. 🙂
I’m making them for a festival this weekend and wondered if they would keep in the frig or should I freeze them?
Hi Shelia, Yes you can make them early and store them in the refrigerator. I would hold off baking them until the day before.
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Love these! I’m going to make them for a ladies get together, but I’m wondering if I can use the colored lids? I have red ones, but wasn’t sure they could go in the oven. Thanks!
Hi Rebecca, The red lids you have are they a canning jar lid?
Love this idea. I’m going to try this with pecan pies for Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing
Great idea Ginny!
This is the cutiest idea for snacks yet awsome
These look really good, and easy. I question the lid placement too. You say to ‘flip the center insert of the lid’ Do you really cook the pie touching the rubber gasket side? Won’t the heat soften the rubber and stick to pie bottom? Also, do you spray/coat the screw lids/bottoms to prevent sticking? I look forward to giving these a try.
Hi Barb, When you take the lid off a jar the rubber side of the insert is visible. When I say flip it I mean to turn it so that the pie will not be touching the rubber side. 🙂
I’m also confused 🙂 in the instructions it says to place the pie crust so that it is sitting in the side that has the rubber seal? Can you please clarify again. So sorry! Can’t wait to try and want to make sure I don’t mess them up!
Hi Amy, Thanks for catching that. I corrected it to say…. add crust to the side of the lid *without* the rubber seal. Have a GREAT weekend! 🙂
Next Saturday is National Pie Day and we are on the hunt for the perfect pie. We may have found it with these! Thanks for a creative idea! Trina and Tina
Do you grease the inside of the lid before lining with pie crust? Thanks! Love this idea!
Hi Amber, No there’s no need since pie dough is mostly made with some kind of fat (butter or shortening).
These would be really great to make a head of time and freeze… we are empty nesters and sometimes a whole pie is too much… these hand pies would be perfect to take out of the freezer and pop in the oven…
Hi Lynie, We are empty nesters too and you’re right they are perfect.
Hi, I just love this idea and I can’t wait to try it. My question is, I would like to use the kids to make pie crust shells to use for lemon meringue or chocolate cream pielets. How long should I bake the unfilled crust and at what temperature? I probably use a few marble sized pie weights as well. Thank you
Hi Carol, I would start at 350° and watch them if it’s taking longer then you think it should you can adjust the heat to 375°. The baking time is up to you. Start at 20 minutes and go up from there.
Where can I purchase the lids.
I don’t need the jars just the lids.
Thank you again.
I bought just the lids at Walmart but any store that has the jars will also have the lids separate.
cant wait until I do this thank you big
pies are to big for one person
Thank you. We’re diabetic so smaller portions are needed. With small children around the smaller pies should be easier for them also. Can’t wait to try.
Can you make any kind of pies? Like Apple, pumpkin, pecan and cheese cake?
How do you know it is save to cook with canning jar lids and flats?
Hi Laurel, The jar lids are used for canning food which makes them not only heat safe but food safe too.
Of course using the canning lids are safe. They are specifically made to store food!! I would not reuse the rubber ringed part to can foods, however, once they have been baked in the oven. You can reuse them to bake your mini pies, and you can also purchase them individually in any canning section. Sheryl, do you bake them on a pie sheet for stability?
Sandra (Master Food Preserver, County Extension Office)
Hi Sandra, Yes I put the lids on a cookie sheet. 🙂
Hi. One question, your recipe says about 5 cherries in 3 Tbls of filling, but the pics show way more than that, are the pies in the pics using the bigger lids? 5 cherries doesn’t sound like enough for me, lol!!
Hi Judy, When I took the pictures I was using the wide mouth jar lids. The directions are for using the regular size jar lids (which are quite a bit smaller).
These are adorable and perfect size for us empty nesters. These would also be great for Valentine’s Day which I’m going to make and freeze the rest for another day. My husband is going to love them! Thanks so much for sharing!
That’s awesome Joanna! Sounds like the perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day. 🙂
I am wondering if you could use “used” lids from jars that you have already canned food in. Since you use the top of the lid only is there a health danger in washing and reusing these lids? It seems to me that this would be a good way to recycle these lids.
I wouldn’t think so Christine as long as they have been cleaned in hot water. The only thing I would be worried about is if the insert was used on a jar that had something with a strong odor. Like salsa or spaghetti sauce (basically anything with garlic). Even though the rubber side is facing down I’m not sure that is enough to keep the odor from seeping into the pie dough.
Love this idea! Can’t wait to try it for Valentine’s dessert. It would be good also for mini-pot pies!
Great idea Pennie!
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I didn’t know you were aware they were using your images & not giving you full credit. Anyways – I’m very glad you marked your photos, because now I have to go browse all your other great ideas. Thank you for such a great blog!
Hi Barbara, Yes….I saw it. I notified Country Living…..no response and Blessings.com has no contact information. It really saddens me to see other people profit from my hard work. Thanks so much for looking out for me. 🙂
These look so fun and easy! Thank you for sharing! In reference to the blessings website, I don’t know if they recently changed it, but your website with link is under each photo. So they have given you credit… which is good! 🙂
Hi Lana, Yes, they gave me credit yet posted all MY pictures and the WHOLE recipe….which is NOT good. 🙁
I saw this on FB and am really impressed. How do I get on your mailing list?
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i want to make these as a baby shower favor, but i want to use the wide mouth lids… does the recipe measurements change?
Hi Kristen, Yes, the wide mouth lids are a lot larger then the regular. So you will need more pie crust dough and more filling.
what size cookie cutter do i need?
Sheryl, Have you tried baking a cake this way ? I thought maybe Chicken pot pie ? I think this is a great idea for children to learn how to bake a small pie. THANKS FOR THIS GREAT IDEA…..MKA
Hi Marilyn, No ….only pie. What a great idea! I will totally try cake. 🙂
I had my 6 year old daughter make these today with a couple of her friends. They turned out great! We made them with apple pie filling instead. De-lish!!!
That is so cool Jennifer! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Hi Sheryl~ I love this idea! Have you made any other flavors? I am doing a party requesting pecan and peach and would love to try this…was wondering if you had a recipe for either of those for the equivalent of the lids? Thanks!
Hi Tina, Sorry I’ve only made them using cherry pie filling.
What size circle do you cut for the wide mouth lids?
Hi Anita, Use a cookie cutter a little larger then the lid or lay the lid on the dough, using the lid as a guide, draw a circle with a knife about 1/2-inch larger then the lid.
Do you need to spray lids so that the crust doesn’t stick?
Hi Arcue, No, I didn’t spray them. There’s enough fat in the pie crust dough that you don’t need to. I did when I made my Mason Jar Lid Black Forest Cakes but not the pies.
I just took a dozen of these (Apple) out of the oven. They look great and smell fantastic! Empty nesters here too. Can’t wait for hubby to come in from chores and try them! Thank you for sharing!
That’s awesome! They freeze beautifully too!
I’m excited about making these little gem pies. I would like to make these up and not bake them till day of the party so they are warm and tasty. Can I do that? Should I take them out of pie lid’s once frozen. Then place them in freezer. When ready to bake, put them back in lid and bake.
Hi Sheila, I would freeze them in the lids.
I will make these for Christmas using cranberry and apple!
Sounds delicious Sandra!
How exactly did you crimp these? I’m new to this, I apologize!
Hi Vivian, There are a couple of ways to crimp these little cuties. You can use your fingers like you would crimp a large size pie or use the end a a lollipop stick.
What a great idea. Going to take to work instead of my usual….cookies. Am do excited to try them. Thanks so much for sharing.
I think I’m going to try making key lime pies with this idea/
Hi Tammy, that sounds really good!
Is it better to freeze before or after baking the pies? How long can I freeze them? I’m making them for a baby shower & will be making about 60 pies, I don’t want to leave it to the last minute. If freezing before baking do I change the baking temperature or time?
Hi Denise, The choice is up to you. If you freeze the pies before you bake them then you will have a flakier crust. I would set them out to defrost before baking them. You might have to adjust the baking time a bit since they will be cold. Good Luck! 🙂
How long can an unbaked pie be frozen?
Hi Denise, I would say at least three to four weeks.
Great idea , can’t wait to try them for my art club
WooHoo! that’s awesome Sharon! 🙂
How long before baking should I set out the unbaked frozen pies? Do they need to be room temperature & completely thawed? Would it be better to thaw them in the refrigerator?i have never frozen unbaked pies only pie shells.
Thank You for your help.
Great idea for bake sales!!
Oh….that would be super fun Nancy. 🙂
We’re having a picnic, and I’m going to attempt these. Thanks.
What a fun picnic!
I’m thinking of making pumpkin pie for our church’s Voting day bake sale…
I think that’s a great idea Laura. 🙂
These are perfect for my apple theme. I was wondering, do you think I would be able to use crescent dough instead of pie crust to save time? I have 1/2 day class and am trying to save time. Thanks, Michelle
Hi Michelle, Not sure how using crescent dough instead of store bought pie crust dough would save time?
How much pie filling do use if using the wide mouth jar lids? Do you cook them the same time. Thank you
I don’t know Kristi…I would guess about half of what you would get using the regular size lids.
That is a very nice ideal for pies & cakes for a party. I am going to make some of these soon. I am going to make me some pecan pies ones.
Yum….Pecan pies will be delicious!
I can’t believe that i was going to the kitchen supply store for baking rings to make crumpets, English muffins and eggs when in my dishwasher are my canning lids! It never occurred to me to use the lids. What a genius you are, thanks so much. Now I can make the pies and bacon and egg muffins.
You’re Welcome Judy! That sounds like a good breakfast idea too!
I am going to try some key lime pie for the 4th of July BBQ.
That sounds yummy Vicki! 🙂
I just made these Mason lid cherry pies. DELICIOUS! I used the 2 pie crusts(in the 14.1 oz box and made 6 little pies. There was no way I could get 8 pies. Oh, just noticed I have wide mouth lids. I used a full 3 tblsp with wide mouth lids. Mine took 30 min. Sprinkled with powdered sugar before serving.
How should I store these overnight? Covered? I plan to freeze one just to try.
I certainly want to eat more than 1 pie!
Hi Kathleen, Store the Pies in an airtight container. If you don’t plan on all the pies being eaten in a couple of days I would store them in the refrigerator. These pies freeze beautifully. I leave them in the lids and place them in an airtight container to freeze.
I am going on a camping trip and I want to serve these for our dinner date with our friends two days into our Lake . Powell trip. If I made them, and baked them at home before we left, then froze them, would they be okay if we just kept them cool in the coolers?
That sounds amazing Jeny. Yes…they would be fine.
This is the cutest idea! Planning a bridal shower and these will be perfect. The bride’s nickname is “Angel Pie.” How fitting?!?!
Oh….that sounds like a lot of fun Deeda!
Are these darling pies easy to remove from the rings and lids? I can’t wait to try them.
Hi Estel, Yes, they are very easy. Enjoy!♥