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FAMILY CENTRAL: Sharing the joy of cooking with your kids!

Do you have any picky eaters in your house? Odds are that you might. Don’t fret. We are able to help expand those young culinary horizons at Kid’s Korner.

We help encourage nutritious food habits by giving children a hands-on experience while creating lasting memories. By providing kids with positive, fun experiences with food this increases the likelihood that they will try and enjoy those foods again!

Here is a little taste of what we make. Be sure to check our calendar for our next class!

Pie in a jar recipe

Ingredients:
Special equipment: 8 (1/2-pint) oven-safe glass jars
2 (9-inch) Food Club rolled pie crusts (not in tins)
4 cups preferred pie filling, (1/2-cup filling per pie)
4 Tbs cold unsalted butter, cubed
Sugar, for topping

Directions:
Roll out the dough on a floured surface. Using the ring from the jar lid; cut 8 circles from the dough. The circles will be the tops of your pies. Line each 1/2-pint glass, oven-safe jar with the remaining dough. Make sure that the dough is pressed tightly against the entire surface area of the jar with the exception of 1/2-inch at the top.

Once each jar is lined with pie dough, fill with 1/2 cup preferred pie filling. (You can grab a can of filling from our shelves) FYI: Typically, any recipe with pie filling for 1 (9-inch) pie will make 8 pies in a jar.

Top each pie with the pie dough circles or create a lattice pattern or crumb topping to go on top. Make sure you vent the top of the crust by creating a slit so that steam can escape. Using your fingers, or a fork, press the 2 pieces of dough together.

Brush each pie crust with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar. Seal each jar with metal lid and place in the freezer for up to 3 weeks.

Baking instructions:
If baking pies fresh, preheat the oven to 400 ̊ F. Bake 40 to 45 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly. If baking the pies straight from the freezer, increase the baking time by 5 to 10 minutes.