It’s Still All Things in a Jar Over Here
Last year I went mad for all manner of desserts in a jar as party favors. First I tried mixed berry pies in a jar for Easter. Then there was the whole cupcakes in a jar thing for a birthday brunch. Next up was the pesto cum hostess gift in a jar bit. And the madness just continues. While everyone else is busy pinning the cutest drink ever in the whole of history in a mason jar - I am still wagging the dessert tail. I know, I know. Desserts are so 2010. And mason jars are so 2011 but they are still proving to be country strong in ‘12. Jars, I just can’t seem to quit you.
As soon as I began conceiving of desserts in a jar, I have been dying to do mini apple crisps. With Fall on the brain I finally gave in to that temptation island of crisps in a jar.
This go round was purely a trial run to test out cook time and the proper apple to crumb ratio. Verdict: I need wide mouth half pint jars (which are typically only available online) and more of each of the apple/crumble ratio as the apples, much like with pie, bake down. Also, my apple cubes should be a bit smaller. Once I started paring the apples, my distracto brain sort of forgot that they were going into small jars rather than the standard baking dish. I blame Alabama Shakes – there may or may not also have been dancing happening at this time. But all in all – I declare a moderate victory. Believe you me, these will be in the Fall rotation with some lidded burlap and twine action. But then again, I will have probably moved on to some sort of pumpkin bread/mousse situation in a jar by next week.
Speaking of jars, or rather glass, tune in tomorrow for another one of my etched glass giveaways.
Happy Humps to all you lovely lady lumps.
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