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cobbler baked in jars

blueberry cobbler in jars, waiting to be taken to the bake sale

For the Seattle Bake Sale for Share Our Strength last weekend I made blueberry cobbler baked in half-pint jars. I found the jars to be fantastic for bake sale purposes and would work splendidly for picnics as well. I think using larger jars (pint sized) for bigger portions would work out just as well.

cobbler as seen from overhead

Since the jars themselves they looked strange (like I was selling jam, maybe?) I created labels printed on cardstock and cut to fit nicely between the layers of the screw on lids. On the back of the labels I put suggestions on other things to do with the jars, things we use them for are storing seeds from annuals, shaking vinegrette dressing and sipping bourbon from them.

Click for the recipe for cobbler baked in jars, including tips on dividing into two dozen portions.

· comments [24] · 04-19-2010 · categories:food ·

24 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Alicia // Apr 19, 2010 at 4:32 am

    I love this idea! I’ve never seen anything like it. I will try this recipe. Looks like it will be great for gift giving.

  • 2 Jessica // Apr 19, 2010 at 4:42 am

    Such an adorable idea! Love the individual serving sizes in the little jars.

  • 3 mrs.origami // Apr 19, 2010 at 5:36 am

    those look amazing..mmm!

  • 4 janis // Apr 19, 2010 at 6:40 am

    So cute! i would buy one right off!

  • 5 dani // Apr 19, 2010 at 7:38 am

    Those look so awesome. I am very much a non-baker, but I’m inspired to try these!

  • 6 miss ewe // Apr 19, 2010 at 8:15 am

    This is just plain brilliant. Thanks!

  • 7 Minerva // Apr 19, 2010 at 8:43 am

    That is adorable! Were the jars themselves expensive?

  • 8 Jen // Apr 19, 2010 at 9:58 am

    these are terrific. how fun! i have to have friends over so i can make these for dessert.

  • 9 Lynne // Apr 19, 2010 at 11:45 am

    Oddly enough, another site I follow in my Google reader made mini-pies too! Here’s the link:

  • 10 steph // Apr 19, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    I love the sipping bourbon idea for after the pie’s consumed. :D
    They’re great for storing small amounts of craft crapimeansupplies, and for turning upside down over seedlings as tiny cloches.

  • 11 Nakhira // Apr 19, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Okay, so janis beat me to the “they’re *cute*!” comment, but I can at least add my voice to the chorus:


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  • 13 michelle // Apr 19, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Your craftiness & creativity never ceases to inspire and amaze me!

    I didn’t realize you were a Seattleite too!

  • 14 barrie // Apr 19, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    There’s a lady selling hot cakes in 1/2 pints at the Ballard Farmer’s Market now. When we took my boyfriend’s visiting family by it, his sister pointed to them and said, “Hey, they stole your idea.” because I once made her a chocolate cake in a jar for the holidays. Apparently, nothing seems to last too long in Seattle before it becomes a trend :-)

    Good job on yours. They look yummy.

  • 15 Kristel // Apr 20, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    I love, love, love this idea! Thanks for the instructions. I’m going to try making these this weekend.

    You didn’t have any problems with the jars breaking in the oven? I’m a little scared. Things just get so hot in my convection oven.

  • 16 megan // Apr 20, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Kristel – The end of the recipe calls for 425 and I didn’t have any jars cracking. Do you have an in-oven thermometer?

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  • 18 Katie Bodsworth // Apr 21, 2010 at 9:52 am

    These look so yummy! I can’t wait to try them on my kids – a long summer of picnics stretch before us! and so simple too. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  • 20 Suzanne // Apr 22, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    I had no idea! What wonderful gifts they would make!

  • 21 Mary // Apr 22, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Those are adorable! I’d love to get or give some!

  • 22 Katie (The Life of a Firefighter's Wife) // Apr 24, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Wow, what an absolutely fabulous idea! Love it!!

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