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Mini Cranberry Cobbler in a Jar

mini cranberry cobbler in a jar Dessert
Mini Cranberry Cobbler in a Jar
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 6

This little dessert is not just another pretty face. It's a snap to make - and the orange and star anise spiked cranberry filling is the perfect foil for a dollop of vanilla ice cream! MORE+ LESS-

September 6, 2017


lbs fresh or frozen cranberries
cups sugar
star anise stars
teaspoon pumpkin pie spice blend
orange, finely zested, then juiced
Pillsbury™ Refrigerated Pie Crust
pint Mason jars
Large crystal sugar for sprinkling on the crust, if desired


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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • 2
    Cook half the cranberries, the sugar, the spices, and the orange zest over medium heat until the berries have all popped. Let cool.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, roll out pie crust and cut circles with the rim of one of the pint jars.
  • 4
    Stir the rest of the cranberries and the orange juice into the cranberry mixture.
  • 5
    Fill jars with the filling. Fill very full, to the top - the filling fill will shrink as it cooks and cools. Top each jar with a pie crust lids, slitting each for ventilation.
  • 6
    Sprinkle with sugar. Place the jars on a foil lined cookie sheet (the filling will bubble over!) Bake until golden brown - 30 to 40 minutes.
  • 7
    Allow to cool a bit, and wipe off the jar necks before serving, if desired.

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More About This Recipe
  • Let's face it. "Easy as pie" is one of those sayings that everyone uses but few people actually believe. Most people, when tasked with making an honest-to-goodness fruit pie, hem and haw before saying that a pie is beyond them. Nonsense. I mean that too - even though I’m a bit of a pie novice myself. When I “pie”, I worry about the bottom crust getting soggy and leaden with fruit juices. And frankly, I also worry about the crust itself. The solution? A cobbler – just as fruity as any fruit pie, but with no bottom crust to fret over. These little cranberry cobblers in a jar are the perfect holiday dinner party dessert. Simple to whip up, but still counts as homemade – after all you did cook the filling AND turn on the oven! The cranberry filling is light, tangy, and comfortingly homey - yet slightly sophisticated with a hint of orange and star anise. The perfect foil for vanilla ice cream! And the little jars are so adorable!

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