Ok, maybe these aren’t sooo “personal” sized. Instead, you could grab 2 spoons and share - or not. They’re actually not all that much more than a large piece of pie.
You know what, you could probably even freeze these and pull out whenever the time is right. Or bring them to work! Hey, you have to be prepared for Mondays, mid-afternoons,
and certain coworkers. What I’m saying is that these are (capital d)angerous…
I’ve been seeing more and more of these mason jars around - & they are being filled with all sorts of goodness. For example – just take a look at these little cheesecakes in a jar. Or Bakerella’s – YUM, or how about this one I found on pinterest. Swoon.
So go ahead, make these in advance, pull out when needed. What’s not to love?!
I used my super easy, no bake recipe for vanilla cream pie. Then I layered it with fresh strawberries and plump bluberries.
And the crust? No bake as well – I found myself digging all the way to the bottom to get a little bit of crust in each bite.
Next time – double crusting it. Yep, go ahead – add another layer of the graham crust in the middle! Genius.
Hindsight is always 20/20…
Vanilla Berry Cream Pie
Yield: 4 pint-sized cream pies
1 package (16 oz) Vanilla CANDIQUIK® Candy Coating
2 packages (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 package (3.4 oz) instant vanilla flavored pudding
1 container (8 oz) whipped topping, thawed
*(4) pint glass jars
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
2 Tablespoons butter, softened
1/8 cup granulated sugar
1. In a medium bowl, mix crust ingredients until well incorporated. Press into the bottom of glass jars; refrigerate until ready to fill. (I used my clean hands to really *press* into the bottom of these)
2. Melt CANDIQUIK according to directions on package.
3. In a large bowl, mix softened cream cheese, CANDIQUIK and vanilla pudding powder with mixer, until well blended.
4. Fold in whipped topping, half of a container at a time and mix until well blended.
5. Carefully spoon mixture into a piping bag or a large plastic bag w/ a corner snipped off (easier to handle vs. spooning into the jars) and pipe into each jar – covering the bottom 1/3 of the jar. Add a layer of fresh strawberries and blueberries.
this picture was obviously photobombed by my cell phone.
6. Pipe or spoon another layer of cream pie into the jar and top with berries.
7. Refrigerate until ready to serve.