Stormy Stewart Recipe

Layered Pumpkin Pie in a jar

By Stormy Stewart karlyn255


Recipe Rating:
Serves:
10-12 jars of pie

Stormy's Story

These are not the shelf gift in a jars they require refridgeration and are just a cute add to a basket or a wonderful way to serve pie at a gathering like the 4th of july

Picture and recipe from farm girl doubles

Ingredients

FOR THE GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST:
1 1/2 c
graham cracker crumbs
3 Tbsp
brown sugar
1/2 tsp
cinnamon
1/2 tsp
salt
4 Tbsp
unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
FOR THE WHIPPY CREAM CHEESE AND FINISHING DOLLOP OF SWEETENED WHIPPED CREAM
2 c
heavy whipping cream
1 1/2 c
sifted powder sugar
8 oz
cream cheese, at room temperature
2 tsp
vanilla
FOR THE PUMPKIN
1 can(s)
15-oz. pumpkin puree (not pre-spiced pumpkin pie filling)
2 pkg
(4-serving size) jell-o vanilla flavor instant pudding & pie filling
1 1/2 tsp
cinnamon
1/4 tsp
ground ginger
1/4 tsp
ground cloves
the milk the recipe on pudding calls for
OPTIONAL
chocolate or other shavings for top of pie when serving

Directions Step-By-Step

1
PREPARATION

Preheat oven to 350°. Place the mixing bowl and beater(s) for beating the cream into the freezer to chill.

First prepare the graham cracker crust layer. Stir together the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Then add the melted butter and stir until evenly moistened. Spread mixture in a 9 x 13 pan and bake for 5 minutes. Stir and bake for another minute or two, or until crumbs are fragrant and nicely browned. Be careful not to burn. Remove from oven and let cool completely while you prepare the other pie layers.
2
Now for the whippy cream cheese layer and the finishing dollop of sweetened whipped cream – my favorite part! Using your chilled bowl and beaters, whip the cream until stiff. Add the powdered sugar and beat just to combine. Remove sweetened whipped cream to another bowl and set it in the refrigerator. Add the cream cheese to the same chilled bowl and cream until very smooth, about 1 to 2 minutes. Blend in the vanilla. Now add half of the sweetened whipped cream back into the chilled bowl with the cream cheese, gently folding to thoroughly combine. This tastes awesome! Place this bowl of whippy cream cheese and the remaining half of the sweetened whipped cream back into the refrigerator to stay chilled.

And the final layer, the pumpkin layer. Pour the milk into a large bowl. Add the pumpkin, pudding mixes, and spices. Beat with a wire whisk for 2 minutes, or until very well blended. The mixture should be quite thick.
3
Now it’s time to layer the layers into the jars!

Fill a pastry bag fitted with a large plain round tip (I used Ateco No. 808) with the whippy cream cheese mixture. Pipe a layer of this mixture onto the bottom of a jar (I used 8-ounce wide mouth Mason jars), starting at the perimeter of the jar and working to the center. Lightly tap the jar on a towel (so jar doesn’t break) on the counter, to settle the mixture in. Repeat this step with the rest of the jars.

Sprinkle the whippy cream cheese layer with 2 tablespoons of baked graham cracker crumbs. Lightly tap the jar again to even out the crumbs. Repeat with the rest of the jars.

Using the same large plain round tip, fill another pastry bag with the pumpkin pudding mixture. Pipe this mixture onto the graham cracker crust layer, in the same manner as the first whippy cream cheese layer. Lightly tap again and repeat with the rest of the jars.
4
Now you can simply add a dollop of the reserved sweetened whipped cream (without the added cream cheese) to the top of each pie with a spoon, or you can pipe a more refined swirl, like I did, using the same large plain round tip. Then finish with a sprinkling of graham cracker crust and chocolate shavings, if desired. If you plan to transport these jars with their lids screwed on, keep in mind the height of your top dollop, if you don’t want it to get smooshed when you add the lid.

These jars of pie can easily be made the day prior to serving. In fact, I think they taste best after being completely chilled overnight.

Servings: 10 to 12 jars of pie, depending on how much you fill each jar

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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11 Comments

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Stormy Stewart karlyn255
Jul 16, 2012
I would also.
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Daphne Felde dbfelde
Jul 16, 2012
Thanks for the post. I was thinking the small plastic cups for serving 100.
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Stormy Stewart karlyn255
Jul 16, 2012
I fixed it but now we wait for them to also fix it
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Stormy Stewart karlyn255
Jul 16, 2012
sorry the milk that the mix calls for is needed and I will fix and yes 2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice would be great. If it is for 100 you might want to get votive size cups for small candles or very small clear plastic drinking cups the small size I think they are 4 oz. You could try a party store. you know the ones where everythoing is about a dollar they would have small cups that are clear or lightly colored to use
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Daphne Felde dbfelde
Jul 16, 2012
Hi Stormy, in reading the direction you reference milk in the pudding layer but it's not in the list of ingredients. Is it just the amount called for with the pudding mix? Do you think 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice would be OK? I'm serving a lunch to 100 in Oct and thinking this would be an easy yet impressive dessert served in a parfait cup! Thanks!