Blueberry Thyme Pie in a Jar for #SundaySupper

Oh hello. I am a cute little pie. In a cute little jar with cute little blueberries, just hanging out.

Blueberry Thyme Pie in a Jar for #SundaySupper

I mean really…are these the cutest little gems you have ever seen? And so perfect for July 4th…after all, they do have BLUE-berries! Maybe decorate with a cute little red and white ribbon and give as party favors? Plus, because they are in cute little mason jars, these definitely qualify as portion control with no-guilt! Just don’t ask me how much butter is in the crust. :)

This week I’m back in Sunday Supper and really excited to be participating in the fun themed posts and Twitter chat. This week is inspired by the book Desserts in Jars by fellow blogger, Shaina from Food for my Family where each of us have created a sweet treat tucked in a little cute jar! How fun is that?

Blueberry Thyme Pie in a Jar for #SundaySupper

My inspiration came from my first blueberry pie that was on my bucket list. Blueberries are gorgeous and plentiful now and because I apparently have a thing for putting fresh herbs in desserts, I put the two together and Blueberry Thyme Pie was born.

Also…I have some EXCITING news to share!!! If you participate in Sunday’s #SundaySupper chat at 7pm on June 23rd, you could win a FREE ticket +  2 nights in Hotel to the Food and Wine Conference in Orlando Florida in July! Read more about the event HERE!

Method:

1) In a food processor, add the flour, salt and sugar.  Pulse once to mix through. Add the pieces of butter to the flour and pulse in the food processor a few time until the mixture looks like little “peas”.

Blueberry Thyme Pie in a Jar for #SundaySupper

2) Add ice cold water to the flour mixture, a few tablespoons at a time until the dough gets wet and its able to “stick” together. I added about 7-8 tablespoons of cold water. It can also look like wet send when you squeeze it together with your hands.

Blueberry Thyme Pie in a Jar for #SundaySupper

3) Place dough on a clean surface and form into a large ball. Cut ball in half and form into round disks. Wrap each disc in plastic wrap and chill in fridge or at least an hour.

Blueberry Thyme Pie in a Jar for #SundaySupper

4) To make the pie mixture, in a large bowl, add the blueberries, sugar, lemon zest and juice, thyme and corn starch. Toss together with a spoon so everything is coated evenly.

Blueberry Thyme Pie in a Jar for #SundaySupper

5) Take one of the dough discs and roll it out on a floured surface until it is about 1/8 thick. Then use an 8in round cutter (or a bowl, like I did) and cut out 8 inch circles.

Blueberry Thyme Pie in a Jar for #SundaySupper

6) Place one of the circles into the jar, pressing the bottom down and the sides up and over the edge. Just make sure to not pull the dough, just press it in.

Blueberry Thyme Pie in a Jar for #SundaySupper

7) Then fill the jar generously with the blueberry mixture.

Blueberry Thyme Pie in a Jar for #SundaySupper

8) Use the other dough circle for the top of the pie. You can either cut it into strips and create a lattice look or place the whole thing on top, crimp the edges and cut small slits on the top.

Blueberry Thyme Pie in a Jar for #SundaySupper

9) Brush the tops with egg wash using a pastry brush and sprinkle with sugar.

10) Place all jars on a cookie sheet and bake in 350 degree oven for 35 minutes and then cover with tin foil and continue baking for another 10-15 minutes, until the tops are golden brown and the fruit is bubbly.

Blueberry Thyme Pie in a Jar for #SundaySupper

11) When done, be very careful because the glass jars are very hot! Allow to cool for at least 20 minutes.

Blueberry Thyme Pie in a Jar for #SundaySupper

Yield: 5, 8oz mason jars

Need 8 oz, wide mouth mason jars.

Ingredients

    Pie Crust
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) very cold butter, cut into cubes
  • 6-8 Tb ice cold water
  • Blueberry Thyme Filling
  • 3 cups blueberries
  • 1Tb fresh thyme, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2Tb corn starch
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced and zest

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, add the flour, salt and sugar. Pulse once to mix through. Add the pieces of butter to the flour and pulse in the food processor a few time until the mixture looks like little "peas".
  2. Add ice cold water to the flour mixture, a few tablespoons at a time until the dough gets wet and its able to "stick" together. I added about 7-8 tablespoons of cold water. It can also look like wet send when you squeeze it together with your hands.
  3. Place dough on a clean surface and form into a large ball. Cut ball in half and form into round disks. Wrap each disc in plastic wrap and chill in fridge or at least an hour.
  4. To make the pie mixture, in a large bowl, add the blueberries, sugar, lemon zest and juice, thyme and corn starch. Toss together with a spoon so everything is coated evenly.
  5. Take one of the dough discs and roll it out on a floured surface until it is about 1/8 thick. Then use an 8in round cutter (or a bowl, like I did) and cut out 8 inch circles.
  6. Place one of the circles into the jar, pressing the bottom down and the sides up and over the edge. Just make sure to not pull the dough, just press it in.
  7. Then fill the jar generously with the blueberry mixture.
  8. Use the other dough circle for the top of the pie. You can either cut it into strips and create a lattice look or place the whole thing on top, crimp the edges and cut small slits on the top.
  9. Brush the tops with egg wash using a pastry brush and sprinkle with sugar.
  10. Place all jars on a cookie sheet and bake in 350 degree oven for 35 minutes and then cover with tin foil and continue baking for another 10-15 minutes, until the tops are golden brown and the fruit is bubbly.
  11. When done, be very careful because the glass jars are very hot! Allow to cool for at least 20 minutes.
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Blueberry Thyme Pie in a Jar for #SundaySupper

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Comments

  1. Diana @EatMoveShine says

    Yup… so cute!!! And adore fresh herbs with fruit. A perfect combination, and a beautiful presentation!

  2. says

    These are the cutest pies ever! I would love to serve these at a party! The addition of thyme is so creative. It pairs really well with berries and adds an unexpected punch of flavor without being overpowering.
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