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Tiny Tarts

Tiny Tarts
I love giving thoughtful homemade gifts to friends and family. I especially love it when the gift is fun to make and frugal to buy. So when I discovered the delicious and super cute world of goodies in a jar, I decided to put a lid on it and bake up a batch of pie in a jar. I’ve written about jarred gifts before in 8 Homemade Gifts in a Jar — so check it out if you’re less into pastry and more into mixes in a jar. Pie in a jar is just that — it’s a small single serving of fruit pie made and baked in a tiny mason jar. These pies are frugal to make, awesome to gift, tasty to serve, and fun to sell at bake sales where there’s more than enough standard cakes and tarts to go around. Anytartytarts, I’ve even given a few jarred pies to friends in need of a little cheer after a bad day. Not only are pies in a jar fun to make, but they are a flexible food to serve too. So to get you in the mood for some summer sweet and frugal pie, let’s get some mason jars, turn on the oven, and get baking.

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Nutella Mug Cake I have been experimenting with different mug cakes every since I heard about them about a year ago. None of them have been winners. They were either too chewy, too dry, or not sweet enough. Well, I continued experimenting, and thought why not add some decadent Nutella into the mix. I modified the classic mug cake recipe, added Nutella, and a little more milk and oil than I had been using before. The results were beyond amazing. Design*Sponge » Blog Archive » in the kitchen with: mowie’s meringue tarts Food blogger Mowie K wrote earlier this year about unearthing his grandmother’s notebook of recipes. Since he comes from a long line of bakers, I could only imagine Mowie’s excitement at discovering such a treasure. I also thought it might be a great opportunity to find something fantastic for In the Kitchen With readers. Instead of using a cherished family recipe directly, Mowie developed a show-stopping dessert for us that combines his favorite meringue with the strudel that so reminds him of his grandmother. The end result was Apple Strudel Meringue Tarts!

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