Sunday, September 13, 2015

Mason Jar Snickerdoodle Apple Pies

This past week the hubby and I attended our youngest daughter's curriculum night.  Being that she is a senior, it was the LAST curriculum night the hubby and I will attend...EVER!  I say that with a bit of enthusiasm, but it is also a little bittersweet.  Seems like just yesterday she was in kindergarten.  My oh my, how time flies.  She just had her senior pictures done and it is becoming very real that one year from now she will be off at college.  Then it will be just the hubby and I as a new chapter will begin.  Pretty exciting for her as well as the hubby and I.  Full of emotion this morning.  A little bit of sadness (daughter is all grown up), pride (daughter has grown into a beautiful, intelligent and compassionate human being, just like her sister I might add) and giddiness (it'll be back to me and the "boyfriend").  Before I really need some tissue for tears of sadness and joy, let's move on to this cute little treat.

These adorable, little treats are baked right inside those mason jar lid rings!  That makes them just the right size for indulging in a sweet treat.  Looks like Mason Jar Snickerdoodle Apple Pies keep that waistline in check.  You're welcome.  :)

A scrumptious snickerdoodle cookie crust is topped with those fresh, sweet apples then drizzled with honey.  Total yum!

Ingredients to make 1 dozen:
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1 apple (your favorite baking variety), chopped
1/4 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
nonstick spray
caramel sauce
1 dozen mason jar lid rings
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Put mason jar lid rings onto a baking sheet.  Spray each mason jar lid ring with non stick spray.  Beat together 3/4 cup sugar and unsalted butter.  Add vanilla and egg.  Mix until all combined.  Add flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.  Continue to mix until dough has formed.  Press the snickerdoodle dough into each prepared mason jar lid ring.  In a small bowl, toss chopped apples with lemon juice, 1 tsp sugar and cinnamon.   Spoon apples over each snickerdoodle crust.  Place baking sheet of mason jar lid rings into the 350 degree oven.  Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove from the oven and let sit for 5-7 minutes before popping out mason jar lid rings.  Once removed, drizzle with caramel sauce.

The snickerdoodle cookie crust is just perfect with the fruit of the season.  Adding a drizzle of caramel sauce completes the sweet treat.  I can just see you bringing these to your book club or Bunco night.  It'll be a hit for sure!

Celebrate the little things that make life sweet,

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