mason jar lemon meringue pies

It’s a rare occasion when the family gets excited about a blog post.  Okay, that’s not exactly true.  They’ve never gotten excited about a blog post.  In fact, it’s typically the exact opposite.  My blog posts often involves displacement of their things – or them – as I work on a project or a photo shoot.


But this time?  This time they were intrigued.


It all started when my son spotted the Jell-O lemon pudding box. I mean, who doesn’t get excited at the sight of a Jell-O box?


That’s right, I told him. I’m making a spring dessert favorite.


Lemon Meringue Pie. With a twist.


And while in the throes of baking, my husband was delighted when I told him, why yes, we will get to eat these …



… Lemon Meringue Pies in a mason  jar.


They were simple to make.  I started with the graham cracker “crust”.  I simply combined one package of graham crackers with 1/3 cup sugar and 4 TBS. of softened butter …




I crumbled the graham crackers in a Ziploc bag and then added in the sugar and softened butter.  I mixed it up by hand and pressed into the bottom of the mason jar.  I baked at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.


Then came the lemon pudding and meringue …




I simply followed the instructions on the Jell-O box for the pudding and meringue.  Just be sure to get the “Cook & Serve” variety.  This won’t work with the no-bake instant pudding.


Once cooled, I refrigerated for a few hours before serving …


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The best part?  My husband thinks I’m some sort of creative genius for putting this recipe in mason jars.  Thankfully he’s not on Pinterest.



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  1. I honestly think it just may be time for a intervention. Seriously.
    (And I say this as I put together a low-fat trifle in my coffee cups.)

  2. Oh yum! These look amazing! I want one! :)

  3. How many did it make? I do have about ten empty Mason jars just waiting to be filled… YUM.

  4. YUM! love this in those glasses too! Quick and easy clean up!
    Happy Easter!

  5. I love the way they look, so fresh and sunny and delish, I made cherry pies this way with pie crust pressed on botton and sides, then poured in canned filling and putting a crust top on it and crimped inside then baked..lid fit right on top, they were so surprised when I put them in a lunch…

  6. OMG you are too funny! I was do jealous at first when I read that it’s a rare occasion when you’d family is excited about a blog post as my family never is, but when I realized you were joking I felt much better. Oh and the part about your husband not being on Pinterest, mine doesn’t even know it exists!

    These are great, I have to try them, out to buy some mason jars..

    Happy Easter,

  7. Oh my gosh these are beautiful! I love anything lemon…and mason jars? Love them too. Hope you have a Happy Easter!

  8. You let them eat the post product? You have created monsters now.

    Easter Blessings dear Linda

  9. Beautiful! I’ve been so drawn to yellow as my spring accent color this year! And you have me thinking of making a dessert in mason jars that I’d like to make!

  10. Ummmmm, I just had dinner … and dessert and could totally eat a couple of those Great pics!!

  11. You’re so funny! Great idea and they look so pretty… pretty enough to eat! LOL So how long was it before you didn’t have any pies left to take photos of? I’m sure your family wolfed those down and I would be right there with them fighting over who gets the last one!

  12. Oh this is WAY too fun. Once you plop something delicious in a mason jar, I lose the ability to resist. Fun idea!

  13. How cute and a great presentation.

  14. Oh my goodness they look delicious!!!

  15. So beautiful and yummy looking! Pinned!


  16. These are so cute and I bet yummy too! I love lemon meringue! I would love for you to share this on my weekly link party Blog Stalking Thursday. Thanks for the inspiration!

  17. Looks YUMMY! Thanks for sharing at WOW…

  18. Great idea for a picnic! Visiting from Stone Gable Cottage.

  19. These combine two of my favorite things… yum!!! How did you brown the meringue? Did you put the jars in the oven?

    Pinned these for future reference – thanks for sharing!

  20. Talk about craving… yes, this is at the top of my list at the moment! I pinned this the other day and didn’t have a chance to come by and say thanks for making me think about them for the past week! :) I NEED lemon meringue NOW!!!

  21. They are too pretty to eat!! ;) These would be wonderful at a summer party. Thank you so much for sharing.

  22. They are so lovely. Seriously, I am not trying to come up with some event I need to serve mini Lemon Meringue Pies at! Thanks for sharing.

  23. Yum, love lemon meringue pies, never thought you could put those jars in the oven? Love the photo too! Thanks for sharing

  24. Oh wow! These look so delicious! I lemon meringue pie but putting it into little jars is just genius! So cute. Thanks for the recipe and idea.

  25. Wow Linda, they look BEE-U-TIFUL!! THIS I have to try. And my family will get excited too! Your meringue looks perfect. I’ll bet it was delish too. You go girl!!

  26. I’ve looked at these all week, and each time I see them my mouth waters, yum…I’m featuring this post on Be Inspired this week, great photos too, thanks so much for joining in!

  27. The Meringue Pie looks super delicious! but I really need to run and buy that 50mm lens. Again, amazing pics!

  28. Your lemon meringue pies in a jar are super cute and look so delicious!! Congrats on the Inspiration Friday feature! That’s pretty exciting. Have a great day. ~ Jamie

  29. Two of my weaknesses…lemon desserts and mason jars! Perfect! I am hosting a “Pin it Again” link party at: Please stop by if you have time. :) It is live now :).

  30. Oh my goodness. I want this now. Lol. What a great idea. I need to buy some madon jars.

  31. Look yummy, but could you give some details – how many jars to buy, how you did the meringue, etc. Also, could you possibly put the recipe in print out form for when I go to the grocery store so I can be sure I get all the ingredients? Thanks!!

  32. Great idea for my next ladies luncheon!


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