Jars of Pie (With a Pie Giveaway!)

I don’t know what’s gotten into me.

I have spent the early morning hours of this holiday weekend baking dozens of pies. People who follow me on Twitter are, by now, puzzled. I’ve been tweeting about baking pies eight at a time. They must think I’ve lost my mind.

Half pint Ball Mason Jars

What I neglected to mention is that these pies are individually sized — pies for personal enjoyment. These pies are not meant for sharing!

The jars are half-pint Mason jars, just the right size for a pie that can be created, baked, cooled, sealed and stored in the freezer — or shipped, if need be.

A batch of my super flaky crust recipe makes about 16 jars of pie. Lining the jars with crust is the most time-consuming part of this project.

I made a test batch of Butterscotch Pecan pies a couple of weeks ago. I was overzealous and filled the jars too high. They spilled over and couldn’t be sealed in their jars. My neighbors loved them.

This weekend I have been busy making blueberry pies, Butterscotch Pecan (capitalized because it is my signature pie) and dozens of gorgeous little peach pies.

And now, I want YOU to have one. Leave a comment below and tell me whether you like peach, pecan or blueberry. I will choose a winner at 4pm Eastern on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 using a random number generator. Depending on where you live, I will decide how the pie is delivered to you and when. (Yes, I can ship a pie in a jar.)

Good luck, pie people!

****Pie Giveaway ended at 4pm Eastern****

*****We have a winner*****

Congratulations Jeff Gaffney! There’s a Jar of Butterscotch Pecan Pie heading your way!

About marijean

I'm a public relations professional, social media consultant and work-at-home-mom living and working in Charlottesville, Va. I'm Marijean Jaggers and this is my blog.
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60 Responses to Jars of Pie (With a Pie Giveaway!)

  1. Melissa Lawrence says:

    The spilled over Pecan pies look yummy! What a neat idea!

  2. My 6 year old Olivia thinks that a peach pie sounds delicious! (am I pulling at the heartstrings using the kid?)

  3. Sarah says:

    I like both pecan AND blueberry, but peaches and I are not that good of friends.

  4. Joe Meade says:

    How clever!

    You’ve taken the science of pie to a new level, MJ. I am not surprised you are using these beauties to build community.

    You are a pie diva and a social media maven.

    Peach Pie is one of my favorite things on the planet.

  5. Sean McCord says:

    I told you the story, Mj, of the time I was 18 and had my wisdom teeth pulled. I couldn’t eat solid food for days, then a girlfriend brought me a peach pie. It was the most delicious thing I’d ever had, and peach pie has had a special place in my heart ever since. Of course, they *all* sound grand…;^)

  6. ancym says:

    Pie for one in a jar! Who ever would have thought. You are a genius. Also awesome. They are so cute, I can see why you are giving them away – who has the heart to eat one! (Me of course) Butterscotch pecan sounds divine, even more so than peach or blueberry. I hope you have lots of photos of them, they are completely adorable. You inspire even me to try piemaking.

  7. Pat says:

    If Jennifer can pull the kid card I’m gonna pull the pity card. I broke my right wrist & can’t bake my own pie! I’m not picky; I love ‘em all! Pick me!!

  8. Hobby says:

    Marijean,

    I don’t NEED pie, but I WANT pie. Peach. Please.

  9. Shelley says:

    Wow real peaches in a pie that is how it is suppose to be done. I would love to try your peach pie. You won’t have to ship it I will find you, lol…thanks, you are the Pie Diva!!!

  10. Shelley says:

    Oops MJ, I forgot to tell you, I am in Tallahassee right now but will be back in Virginia tomorrow evening, so hold on to my Peach pie.

  11. Rick Tamberrino says:

    Remember our conversations specifically about Blueberry and Butterscotch Pecan and how I would be willing to use some of my USMC required skills to acquire them?

    With that said, in the works of John Lennon, “Give [pie] a chance.”

  12. Tom Sadler says:

    we are SOOOOO gonna try this!

  13. Alex Gulotta says:

    Fair Trade Peach, please!

  14. Peach! My favorite!

  15. Lindsey says:

    Peaches are the BEST!

    That’s such a cute idea, and perfect for a dinner party where people have different tastes. I’m totally going to steal it :)

  16. Jane Kulow says:

    I’m voting for butterscotch pecan, spilled over or not!

  17. Dr. Dolly says:

    After wiping the drool off my keyboard, because I know you make the best pie crust I’ve ever tasted, I’m revealing that peach pie is one of my utter weaknesses. I can usually avoid most baked goods, but you set a peach pie in front of me, and I abandon all resolve.

    Such a clever and cute idea. When are you opening up your online pie shop?

  18. rachel w says:

    I kept seeing your pie announcements and had to come over to see how these were made – just precious and so generous of you! Id love to try the pecan. Yum!

  19. Suzanne says:

    Ooo, me! me! What a clever idea — individualized pies in mason jars. My two favorite words today — butterscotch and pecan.

    I agree with Dolly. You should open a pie shop. Yum-o.

  20. Andrea [Bella Eats] says:

    Those jarred pies are completely adorable, Marijean! Our blackberry bush is overflowing…I see mini blackberry pies in my future. But, I’d love to win one of your famous Butterscotch Pecan pies!

  21. RCooper says:

    Ooh! I would like a beautiful little pie to call my own!

  22. Valerie says:

    Ooo, the Butterscotch Pecan looks fantastic!

  23. Angela says:

    I owe you an e-mail, and holy cow the Butterscotch Pecan sounds dreamy. What an amazing idea.

  24. Kai says:

    Pecan pies too big to be capped? That’s terrible! What did you do?

  25. Krista says:

    Blueberry please nom nom nom!

  26. In my best Homer Simpson voice I can muster: MMmmmmm… pie. Please pick me. :-)

  27. Gail Snitkoff says:

    They look wonderful! It would have to be peach or blueberry, unfortunately I’m allergic to pecans…

  28. Jen A says:

    I too have been in a pie-baking frenzy this weekend! Full-sized pies, though – I’m about to blog about mine so come read if you’re interested in the pie adventures of others.

    As for winning, all of the pies sound delicious, but I have never before had a Butterscotch Pecan pie, and since it’s your signature, I sign on for that one if I’m chosen by the RNG gods.

  29. Diane says:

    I am her neighbor and can testify how delicious the pecan pies were….yes, I said were because they didn’t last long in my house. Marijean is a great neighbor and also a phenomenal cook! ANY leftovers are always welcome here! Keep baking Girlfriend!

  30. Candace (Fresne) says:

    BRILLIANT! Would love to try the pecan!

  31. Evan Levy says:

    Awesome! Peach pie (in a jar) would be amazing!

  32. JJ SunDance says:

    WOW 0_0 that pecan pie looks awesome!!

  33. Kim martin says:

    Alas, I do not have the pie-baking talent you so obviously possess! I must rely upon your generosity (and some luck) in order to discover the deliciousness of Butterscotch Pecan!!

  34. Stephanie Whitney says:

    I love all pie. Seriously. I think they should be their own food group. I like ‘em all but am probably a little partial to peach. By the way, thank you so much for all of your posts. We just moved to the area and I’ve learned a lot (and been very amused) from you.

    Happy baking!

    PS- Do you share recipes? Including the chocolate covered bacon you referred to a couple weeks back? As horrified as I was by the thought I can’t help but find it strangely appealing as well. (Sounds like when I describe meeting my husband…)

  35. Linda says:

    Peach would be my choice. Did you ever see the movie ‘Waitress’ where Keri Russell invents all kinds of pies and then opens a pie shop?

  36. Kim Connolly says:

    Peach! No… blueberry! But Butterscotch Pecan sounds intriguing, too. I would be honored to have any one of them!

  37. Mary Sproles Martin says:

    I like pie. My children like pie. The latter is not relevant as the pie you a
    re giving me is not for sharing. But you knew that!

  38. Brenda says:

    My husband would love the pecan pie!

  39. Kristen Eby says:

    my son would love the peach pie…thanks!

  40. Michael says:

    WOW! Wow… I’ve never been much of a baker, but looking at those, I need to get over that excuse, and get in gear and do it! And, I even have cool little crocks to put ‘em in… scary… THANKS… for the inspiration…

  41. John says:

    Warm blueberry pies: /
    They’re nature’s way of saying /
    “Screw you, exercise.”

  42. Brilliant! They all sound delish, especially peach and blueberry!

  43. I think I’m gonna pass out from the deliciousness.

  44. Randee says:

    Why, the signature pie, of course!

  45. Sean Shanks says:

    There is no such thing as a bad pie, but your Butterscotch Pecan pie sounds divine.

  46. Phil says:

    I would have to go with Butterscotch Pecan since it’s your signature pie!

  47. Jeff Gaffney says:

    Butterscotch pecan looks awesome (so do all of them)!

  48. Ginger says:

    Knowing that I will only be able to smell how wonderful your pie is since I can not eat it. I am still willing to throw my name in for the sake of my husband who would absolutely love that Butterscotch Pecan pie.

  49. Molly Fulton says:

    I almost missed this altogether-damn my unplugging on the weekends policy! I’ll take butterscotch pecan please, and I love, love, love this idea!

  50. Allison says:

    Blueberries and peaches are just wonderful and I would soooo happily accept either! Since you’re obviously a pie fan, you might enjoy this blog post a friend recently sent my way:
    Pie Verus Cake: A Scientific Approach
    http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/03/pie-verus-cake-scientific-approach.html

  51. Joe Fish says:

    Wow, can’t believe I happened to read this blog post like 15 minutes before the deadline … unless I’m getting the time zone thing wrong … 2:45 CDT is 3:45 EDT, right?

    Once I’ve won, I’ll have Pecan, please. Unless you want to send me Blueberry, too, which I also love.

    Not a big fan of peach pie, tho I’m sure yours is an exemplary specimen of such … ;^)

  52. Jennifer says:

    So hungry for pie

  53. Sara says:

    I should have known this was what you were up to when you were baking 8 at a time!

    Peach for me.

  54. marijean says:

    Allison — I love the Pie vs. Cake blog post — hilarious!

  55. Loreta King says:

    Just right for one person to store. What a great idea!!

  56. Middle Sis says:

    Yikes! I hope I’m not too late!! If I got the peach pie, I might even share (though, not likely)
    You are so clever!

  57. Shelley says:

    congrats Jeff, are you sharing?

  58. Blueberry would work fine for me, but please don’t send until July 17 because I will be visiting my summer home in upstate New York for a week or so

  59. Katie says:

    How long are they good for if you bake and then seal? I have sent my husband cake in a jar while he is deployed and wanted to know about pie in a jar. Hate to send him something that would be ick by the time it got there in 3 weeks. Also would something like a pecan work better than a cherry for lasting longer?

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