Anyway, I've just been so busy sewing I've gotten behind on my blogging so I thought I'd take a break from my Singer and share something I made for a ladies dinner last week.
The ladies in my Sunday school class planned a ladies night out and my friend Amy offered to host it at her house. She made a yummy pasta dish and everyone else signed up to bring the salad, bread, dessert and drinks. I brought the dessert and the sweet tea.
I've been seeing all these cute desserts in the Mason jars online lately, so I thought I'd give it a try. Here is my version of dessert in a jar.
I made my "dump cake" recipe, which is the easiest dessert ever! All you need is a can of pie filling, I used peach and apple (shown here) and cherry (my favorite) a box of yellow cake mix, chopped pecans and two sticks of butter. I spooned 1/3 a can of pie filling into each jar, then I chopped up about 3 cups of pecans and mixed them into the dry cake mix. I then spooned the dry cake mix and pecan mixture on top of the pie filling. I just divided it up evenly among the nine Mason jars. Lastly I dotted cold cubes of butter on top of the cake mix (about a tablespoon per jar). Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour until pie filling is bubbly. I placed my jars in a deep roasting pan just to make it easier to get them in and out of the oven, but you could use a cookie sheet too. When I took the jars out of the oven I covered them with the lids. You could hear the jars sealing up like I had just made preserves or something! Then I tied raffia around the top and added a spoon. I lined my cooled roasting pan with some fall towels, put the jars back in and that is how I carried them to my friends house! I also brought along some whipped cream, but I think a scoop of vanilla ice cream on this warm dessert would have put it over the top!
My easy breezy dessert was a big hit!
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