Cherry cream pie in a jar – there’s not much better. Single servings of complete and total win.
The one question that I’m most often asked about my career has nothing to do with my baking. It’s “how do you stay so small?” Isn’t that hilarious?
Honestly, I am not that small. I am decidedly average, but when one looks at the number of crazy treats I churn out of my kitchen, they immediately decide I must be eating all of them.
That couldn’t be further from the truth. Actually, baking so much probably keeps me small. I’m on my feet constantly, toting around a nearly 30 pound weight on my hip.
In some circles that qualifies as exercise, but any mom will tell you that it’s just real life. Sadly, no one gives us credit for working out, but we do get to wear yoga pants a lot, so that’s always a bonus.
Kitchens are warm, so there is a fair amount of sweating involved, and then there’s the constant lifting of pans in and out of the oven.
I mean, we are basically bodybuilders.
By the time I am finished thinking, developing, baking and photographing a recipe, I have usually smelled it, nibbled on it, looked at it and thought about it for so long that I am just kind of over it. Who wants a giant bowl full of it at that point? Not me.
Because of this, I can always judge how good a recipe is by how much I want to eat after I photograph it. And this recipe is a WIN.
Lucy and I both grabbed spoons and ate bite after bite of the filling – the tart cherries and the creamy texture is seriously the BEST combination ever. Don’t feel like you can only make this pie in jars – to make a big pie, just press the crust into a 9 inch pie pan, bake at 375°F for about 7-8 minutes, until it smells nice and buttery. Let cool, then fill with pie filling and refrigerate (or freeze) until needed.
These are a fantastic little treat for any day of the week, and they’d be exceptionally cute for Valentine’s Day dessert too!
This is a seriously great dessert — I hope you love it too!
You can also find the Cherry Cream Pie in a Jar recipe on Food Fanatic, where I am a regular contributor. Be sure to poke around over there — there are tons of great recipes for all occasions!
Have a happy Thursday!