For this recipe you will need:
Cooked pie filling of your choice. Enough for 1 large pie. Sweet or savory, it's unimportant.
1 double crust pie recipe, or prepared pie crust, your choice.
12 mini mason jars, straight sides matter.
I line up my jars. I heat up, then drain, whatever filling I'm using and lay it on a sheet pan to cool down. I leave the gravy in a bowl to add some to the pie and some to use later. I find it easier to scoop filling with a little scoop, I'm bad at equal distribution, this method works for me :)
This is my own pastry but sometimes I buy, if the premade stuff is on sale, I'm in! My mother would be horrified, she's the pastry queen but what she doesn't see... :)
Roll out the pastry, cut 2 circles per jar (1 for the bottom and 1 for the top). I cut strips with a pizza wheel and press them into the jars around the sides.
Fill to most of the way up, add a little extra gravy/sauce and top with the reserved circles. A knife slit in the top stops any future explosions. Pop the lids on, throw a letter on top so you know what they are and shove them in the freezer! DONE!
M is for meat :) Off to the freezer with them. When I am ready to bake, I'll preheat the oven to 375, pop as many jars on a tray as we need OPENED and bake them about 45 minutes. Run a thin knife around the edge when they are baked and they'll pop out! Eat hot or cold, with a meal or a salad, there's nothing better than opening your freezer and finding......
Fresh out of the oven,
Run a knife around the edge and they pop out very easily!
With mashed potatoes, green beans and some gravy...
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