Fruit Crumble Jars {think ‘Cobbler’} & DIY Mason Jars

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Certainly there is a no more iconic symbol of home cooking and crafting than the Mason jar. They convey the age old practice of canning and current day thoughtful, sustainable living. I personally have a bazillion around my house in every size; large ones, tiny ones, in fabulous vintage blue and antique square shapes. I keep refrigerated gluten-free flour in them, crafting/hobby supplies, liquor infusions, and homemade salad dressings. I use them for flower vases, casual picnic glasses and treat containers for homemade baked goods.

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A fun new book has come my way; DIY Mason Jars {35 Creative Craft & Projects for the Classic Container}. It offers an eclectic celebration of the Mason jar, with clever projects for everyday and holidays as well. The book is written in a familiar, friendly tone with whimsical fonts and language showcasing the artistic sensibility of author Melissa Averinos. In between fun tutorials for Sea Glass Jars, ‘Mercury Glass’ Candleholders and Vintage Ceiling Lights are musings and recipes (one of which I’ll share today).

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Having a passion for creation, several ideas in the book caught my crafting eye.  Glitter Snowglobes with alphabet bead titles.   A super cool Pendant Light that would give the cozy summer porch feel to any home.  Cloud Jars made from quart size Mason jars; spray-painted sky blue over painters tape neatly creating cloud shapes (and revealing puffy cotton balls stored inside the beguiling finishing jar).  Something tells me then the Ball Brothers began to manufacture the Mason jar design in 1886, they did not have a vision for the wondrous projects employed in DIY Mason Jars.

DIY Mason Jars is pure fun.  With projects for the kitchen, around the home, ‘fun and festivities’ and useful jars, there is something for everyone; an endless trove of original creations.  A summertime treat begged to be shared today:  Fruit Crumble Jars.  Think ‘cobbler’; juicy summer peach and ripe {freshly picked in my case} strawberry cobbler.  Cooked and served in a half pint Mason jar.  What could be homier than that?!

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Fruit Crumble Jars {think ‘Cobbler’}

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

“This individually portioned dessert is perfect for you when you want something sweet but you know you’ll eat the while pie if you make one” -DIY Mason Jars

Ingredients

    Ingredients for the Filling:
  • 2 ripe Peaches, pitted and chopped*
  • 8 large Strawberries, chopped*
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 2 tablespoons flour+
  • 4 tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • Ingredients for the Crumb Topping:
  • ½ cup Rolled Oats, not instant+
  • ½ cup Flour+
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • 6 tablespoons Melted Butter, unsalted
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Cardamom Powder
  • 1/4 cup Pecans, chopped
  • Supplies:
  • 4 wide-mouth half-pint Mason jars
  • Cooking spray
  • Cookie sheet
  • Mixing bowls
  • Spoon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Spray insides of the jars with cooking spray. Make sure you spray by the mouth of the jar because that’s where the fruit will bubble up and get sticky. Place the jars on a cookie sheet.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the filling. Spoon the filling into the jars until they are almost full.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the topping. If you like, you can add some other things to it, such as some chopped nuts or different spices. Spoon it into the jars on the top of the filling. If you still have some left, you can overstuff them.
  5. Bake on a cookie sheet for 30 minutes or until the filling is bubbly and the topping gets a little brown. Multiply as needed for more servings.

Notes

*I found using the ingredients guidelines with the size of the fruit being subjective I did not have enough filling so I added more strawberries. I would suggest as a guide that the full volume of the jars is 4 cups, therefore once combined measure the filling to ensure it equals approximately 3 ½ cups which should fill the jars leaving about ½ inch for the topping.

+If making the recipe gluten-free substitute your favorite gluten-free flour where indicated and use gluten-free rolled oats (not instant oats)

Recipe excerpted with permission from ‘DIY Mason Jars’ (F+W Media)

http://boulderlocavore.com/2013/06/fruit-crumble-jars-think-cobbler-diy-mason-jars.html

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 Disclosure: I was provided a review copy of the book DIY Mason Jars. Commentary represents my personal opinions.

Photo Credit:  Book jacket courtesy of F+W Media.  All other photography by BoulderLocavore.com.

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Comments

    • says

      I envy you an apricot tree! We have a miniature peach tree in our yard which fruits unpredictably. It does not look that we’ll have any this year I’m sure from our late snows. I’ll live vicariously through your apricot cooking adventures!

  1. says

    I too have an abundance of mason jars and love finding new ways to used them besides canning. This dessert screams happy summer flavors and is the perfect size. You photos make me just want to dive in and is the perfect eye candy for this recipe! Thanks for sharing.

    • says

      They were gobbled up pretty quickly by my taste testers! I love the combo too, both for the color and the flavor! Thanks for hopping by Addie!

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