Happy Thanksgiving Eve, my friends! Hopefully you have your pantry stuffed, your elastic pants ready and your turkey defrosting! I made one last pre-holiday run to the store this morning and, even at 7:30 am, it was nuts. An older woman was even cussing out the cashier because she wasn’t “moving fast enough.” I mean, at what point in your life do you find it okay to talk to people like that? Your stack of store bought pies aren’t going to go bad, lady. Now, along the lines of pies, I have the perfect one for you, it’s unique, it’s delicious, it’s completely indulgent (high-fat and calories) and it’s cute to boot! Meet the lovely maple walnut mason jar pie!
She’s cute isn’t she? All dolled up in that little jar. However, she isn’t healthy or low-fat, sorry guys. Now, before I spend the next few paragraphs rambling on why you should make this, I have to first share some rather exciting news. I, along with some other fabulous bloggers, am participating in Captain Morgan‘s Spice up the Holiday Contest! The challenge is to create three unique recipes using Captain Morgan rum, all of which will be judged by SPIKE MENDELSOHN. Aka, the best Top Chef contestant ever and my favorite local DC chef. So, to get us ready, they sent us a lovely prize package of three bottles of rum and a gift card!
The secret to my success will not lie in my recipes, it will lie in hiding this loot from my husband so I have enough rum to bake with. I left for Scotland with 1/2 a bottle of spiced rum and came home to a shot. In all reality, I’m super excited for this because it means I get to really think outside of the box and have some fun baking with rum. Plus, if I win, they donate $1,000 to my charity of choice! Perfect to get me into the giving season of the holidays! Now, this mason jar pie isn’t going to be one of my entries, but it just so happens to be made with Captain Morgan!
They sent me a bottle about a month ago for my She Knows holiday pies and I’m just so happy with how it complimented this particular pie. The maple syrup is so sweet so the spiciness of the rum really mellows it out. Plus, the addition of walnuts give this a nutty, earthy and crunchy taste and texture too. It’s like a pecan pie, but so much cooler, wouldn’t you say?
This is the perfect pie recipe to make if you have a smaller family or are cooking your holiday meal for two (it feeds two people perfectly). Now, I wouldn’t advise making mason jar pies if you have a family of say, 16 or so, because that would leave you in the kitchen for far too long. Or, if you want, just forgo the jar and make this into one huge pie for your family to devour.
Either way, win win. Trust. CLICK HERE FOR THE DELICIOUS RECIPE!!
Nutritional information per serving (1/2 jar):
Fat: 24 grams
Carbohydrates: 54 grams
Fiber: 5 grams
Protein: 9.5 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 14