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Spooky Pumpkin Pie Jars

It's the spookiest time of the year! And to celebrate we have created an irresistible spooky recipe using some seasonal produce. Pumpkins always signify the beginning of Autumn for us. And with pumpkins you also get the thought of Halloween! So why not combine the 2 in this amazing recipe. In this spooky recipe we teach you how to use glass jars to make individual pumpkin pies for your guests!


Last year we came up with a crafty idea to turn empty glass bottles in to spooky Halloween decorations. This year we thought we'd mix it up a little and create a tasty recipe instead using one of our fantastic glass jars. In particular our 190ml round jar.


Pumpkin pies are traditionally an American tradition. But we think these delicious treats will be enjoyed by all your friends and family. No need for them to trick you when they will be amazed with the treat you have to offer.


Pumpkin pies in jars recipe
Photo by Karalina S on Unsplash

Ingredients


For The Pie Crust

  • 150g plain flour

  • 75g unsalted butter

  • 50g icing sugar

  • 1 egg yolk


For The Pumpkin Pie Filling

  • 100g granulated sugar

  • 425g pumpkin purée (homemade or store bought)

  • 450ml fresh cream

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger

  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves

  • 2 large eggs

Equipment

  • 5 x 190ml Panel Jars

  • Mixing Bowl x 2

  • Small bowl

  • Rolling pin

  • Halloween/Autumn themed cookie cutters


pumpkin pie recipe
Image credit: Pexels Olia Danilevich

Method


To make your pie crust

  1. Add the plain flour and unsalted butter to your mixing bowl and rub together with your fingertips until it becomes breadcrumbs.

  2. Mix in your icing sugar and a pinch of salt. Followed by 1 egg yolk.

  3. Shape the dough in to a ball and roll it out in to a disc.

  4. Wrap in cling film and chill for at least half an hour before using.


To make your pumpkin pies

  1. Make sure you have your pie crust ready and some freshly sterilised jars.

  2. Preheat oven to 180°C

  3. Roll your dough out to about 0.5cm thick and use your jar to cut circles out of it. Make sure you have enough for 1 per jar. Also cut some cool decorations for the top of your pies. Like leaves or mini pumpkins!

  4. Mix the sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves in a small bowl.

  5. Beat your eggs in a large bowl and stir in your pumpkin puree and sugar and spice mix.

  6. Gradually add your cream to the mixture.

  7. Place a circle of dough in the bottom of each jar and then fill with your pumpkin pie mixture.

  8. Place on a baking sheet and cook for 45 minutes.

  9. Remove them from the oven and put your cool halloween/Autumn inspired shapes on stop of your pie. Put them back in the oven and cook for another 10-15 minutes. Or until the top is golden brown.

  10. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream!


Sen5es Top Tip!


Make sure your jars are warm before putting in your mixture and baking in the oven! This will avoid the glass shattering due to the change in temperature.


carved pumpkins
An advantage of making your own pumpkin puree is being able to carve your very own scary pumkin! Photo by Tom Larsen on Unsplash

How tasty do these pumpkin pies sound? And to serve them in a glass jar! That will certainly impress your friends and family. Who will be making this recipe this Halloween and Autumn? Let us know in the comments below!


If you have another seasonal recipe that you think would be perfect for storing in a jar or bottle, let us know! Get in touch to let us know your amazing recipe. Or leave a comment below.


Have you made your very own spooky pumpkin pie jars? Make sure you post it online and tag us! Don't forget we have Instagram and Facebook. Be sure to tag us in all your awesome product shots and use the hashtag #sen5esbottles. We love seeing our products in the wild!


Have a spooky time!


The team at Sen5es


home grown pumpkins
Stuart's son, Ozzy, admiring his pumpkins!

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