Lattice Topped Mixed Berry Mason Jar Pies
Who wants some pie?!
These mixed berry mason jar pies are so gosh darn cute, you will be able to make your worst enemy a friend simply by handing them one. The mix of the three berries is delicious and the addition of lemon zest really brings out those tart and sweet flavors. No need to fight over who gets the biggest piece anymore! Everyone gets their own, perfectly individual-sized portion.
The lattice top is the real "cherry on top" for these jars. With pre-made dough, it's a snap to put these together, but if lattice tops are a little too daunting for you, I've explained an alternative option in the instructions below!
By the way, this is so ideal for Memorial and Fourth of July - you already have the blue and red from the berries, so tied the jars off with a white ribbon just under the rim. Just like that, you have a holiday treat everyone will love (not to mention super easy to transport to a picnic or barbecue!). Watch the video here!
INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll out the dough and cut 4 small circles with a biscuit cutter so the rounds fit inside the jars. Add 1 dough circle to each mason jar, gently pressing to the bottom of the jar.
In a medium bowl, combine all berries, 3 Tbsp sugar, lemon zest and flour and toss to coat the berries evenly. Divide the mixture evenly between the four mason jars.
Cut the remaining dough into long strips, making sure they are all even in width. Cut the stripes in long enough pieces to cover the mouths of the mason jars. Lay three pieces of the dough horizontally across the mouth of each mason jar. Weave in three additional pieces of dough vertically, going under-over-under the horizontal pieces on either side of the jar and over-under-over in the center. Trim any overlapping dough and gently press the edges on the rim of each jar.
You can also cut the dough into rounds large enough to cover the top of the mason jars to create a single crust topping. Be sure to cut small vent holes in the top of the dough circles if you choose to do this. In a small bowl, beat together egg and water. Brush the tops of the pies with the egg wash. Sprinkle with extra sugar. Bake on a sheet pan for approximately 18 to 20 minutes, or until the tops are golden and filling is bubbling.