12.28.2010

Baking





Ellie and I made these sweet pumpkin pie custards in mason jars for a few of the neighbors on Christmas eve. I got the idea from Black Eiffel who listed a few great links on how to's. I went with inchmark's how to who used the recipe from Martha Stewart's Everyday Foods. I could not find the tiny mason jars like she did so I went with the 1/2 pint jars and doubled the recipe which made eight. It also increased the baking time to almost an hour where it only took inchmark 35 min. I would just keep an eye on it. I then topped it off with homemade labels. Oh, and it really is just a pie without crust, hence I call it a custard. We will most definitely be trying this again with other pie recipes, so fun!

29 comments:

Anna from Lona de Anna said...

Just adorable...what a fantastic idea! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas gorgeous ..with your gorgeous family , Big Hugs, Anna x

Melissa @ Veranda Interiors said...

Just another reason why I wish you were my neighbor!! Great idea and they look sooo yummy. xo

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

Yum! What a great gift!

Staley Mc said...

How cute! I've been wanting to try this, it looks so yummy! I love Ellie's apron too!

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Oh Ellie is so sweet and what gorgeous photos! This treat looks entirely too delicious- I am so not a baker but this is pretty tempting. Thanks for sharing! xoxo

Char said...

i've seen this in the summer too with banana pudding in them. so sweet.

another magazine had the short ones with a sweet little pie baked into them. all so adorable.

what a sweet project for you and ellie.

coolkids said...

fun! thecoolkidsblog.com

Julie said...

Adorable! And what a cute idea, I'm sure your neighbors loved it.

Marianne - Style For Living said...

Love this idea! What a fun thing for you and Ellie to do together. I'm sure your neighbors were thrilled!

Nuha Sofiyan said...

you're daughter is so precious! and I've been wanting to try out a cake/pie in a jar recipe...I think I'll try it soon!

xoxo

Lovin That! said...

What a beautiful little helper you have!! :-) Happy Holidays...

christine, just bella said...

yuummmy. Ellie little apron is so adorable!

quintessence said...

Sounds and looks like it would be delicious. Love your little helper of course!

rustic rooster interiors said...

OH MY that looks so good! I wish I was your neighbor! {wink} How fun... I look forward to doing that with my daughter. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

xoxo,
Alexandra

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

What a cute little helper!

Sarah said...

yummy! i love cooking with my lil ones too. your ellie is adorable.

Wahzat Gayle said...

what a wonderful idea!
your daughter looks so sweet pouring the custard into the jar :)

and flowers pick themselves said...

what lovely photos! thanks for sharing :)

xo Alison

Vana said...

I love these photographs Paula! There's something inviting about pictures of baking, preparing. Wishing you and yours a lovely holiday!

Cassie said...

Love Ellie's concentration face on the first image! Fabulous idea for neighbour gifts too.
xx

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Adore the first picture ( you capture such great mood in your photos :) What a lovely idea.. so awesome! xoxo

Stephanie Sabbe said...

so cute. your little helper is adorable

tammy said...

mmm yes i had seen those individual pies in mason jars but wasn't sure where to start in trying it myself. thanks for the inspiration -- yours look lovely.

Danielle said...

Your daughter is just beautiful! She's going to be heartbreaker.

The dessert is such a great and fun idea, definitely have to do something like this for my friends in the future.

Natasha said...

Oh the pumpkin pie custards in jars are adorable, and so is your daughter! How thoughtful, gosh I wish that you were my neighbor ;)

annie said...

so adorable in her pink apron. I love the handmade labels and I am sure your neighbors are gushing over their wonderful treat on Christmas eve!

Amanda said...

1. Wow--this looks so tasty. Next year I'm going to do this!

2. I bet your daughter was so excited to be cooking with mama! :)

Victoria said...

Look great and I bet taste delicious too. Loved your Christmas table settings too.

Emma at The Marion House Book said...

Oh, I love the patient or is it (unpatient!) look on your daughter's face. Beautiful shot!