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 …
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.
Looking for more mason jar recipes & projects? Check out my Mason Jar Gallery …
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