My kiddos are on a year round school schedule. That means that I was searching for an end of the year gift for their teachers about a month ago. I prefer to make something, if I can, to let our teachers know how important they are to our family. It seems everyone has made something in a jar lately so I decided to give it a try! I searched through my kitchen and craft dresser and came up with the following materials to use..
The crazy thing is that I bought all of this for different reasons and had no idea that there was coordinating craft paper and ribbon lurking in my drawers... But lucky for me as I had everything I needed on hand and didn't need to spend a thing on making our gifts cute! These are not the jars I would have chosen, but I had them on hand, so they are what I used.
I used Pioneer Woman's Key Lime Pie recipe, again. It is my all time favorite! I divided the graham cracker crust between the jars. I placed the jars on a cookie sheet and baked the crusts while I whipped up the filling.
I divided the filling between the jars and placed them back into the oven to bake.
While they baked and cooled, I whipped up some fresh sweetened whipped cream. I piped the whipped cream onto the cooled pie.
And I topped each one with a blueberry. It took all of my willpower not to dig into these myself!
I had to get our decorated lids on these quickly!
Then we added some ribbon and spoons to make sure they could be enjoyed as soon as their teachers wanted them. I sent these to school with the kiddos in small gift bags with reminders that they should be refrigerated and notes of appreciation.
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