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11 Mason Jar Lid Desserts For When You Really Want Something Sweet

There is an endless amount of ways to use mason jars in the kitchen. From whipping up a quick salad dressing to being the perfect container for a meal on the go, mason jars are a kitchen staple that we can't live without. Mason jars are also inexpensive, reusable, and can help with organizing the kitchen as well.

Have you ever thought about using just the mason jar lid before? That's right you can ditch the muffin tin or baking sheet and make use out of the mason jar lids to create the most rustic, mini desserts, which is also good for portion control too. Another win for mason jars!

Check out these simple mini mason jar lid desserts below.

1.Mini S'mores Pies

Who doesn't love digging into an ooey gooey s'mores? S'mores have all the right components: graham crackers, toasted marshmallows, chocolate, and hopefully a bonfire, too. If you can't make it outside to the fire, put together these mini s'mores mason jar lid pies instead.

They're no-bake, super cute, and you won't even need a knife to portion out each slice.

Here's the recipe.

2. White Chocolate Raspberry Tarts

These white chocolate raspberry tarts are elegant and the sweetest dessert for two. If you're not a fan of white chocolate for the ganache, feel free to swap it out for your favorite type of chocolate.

You also want to make sure to flip the mason jar lid upwards with the rubber part facing down (this goes for most of the recipes listed).

Here's the recipe.

3. Mini Pumpkin Pies

Who would've thought that mason jar lids would make the best mini pie pans? You'll start off by lining each mason jar lid with store-bought or homemade pie crust and then pouring in your pumpkin pie filling.

I don't know about you, but I know what I'll be making for Thanksgiving this year!

Here's the recipe.

4. Mason Jar Lid Mini Cheesecakes 

I absolutely love making individual, mini desserts when I'm in charge of the dessert table for a special occasion. Of course, they're a perfect size, but I think there's more of a wow-factor when they're on display. These mini cheesecakes are sure to impress- they're creamy, elegant, and so simple to make.

Here's the recipe.

5. Mason Jar Lid Blueberry Pies

The perfectly sized blueberry pie just waiting to be devoured. You can try out different fruits, too. How about peach pie or cherry pie or maybe a mix of all three!

Here's the recipe.

6. Mason Jar Chocolate Raspberry Tarts

Dark chocolate raspberry tarts are my go-to dessert when I'm in need of something delicious and quick. Buttery tart dough, rich dark chocolate (or semisweet) ganache, and refreshing raspberries are all it takes for an insanely decadent dessert.

Here's the recipe.

7. Mason Jar Lid Brownie Sundae Cookies

A good dose of chocolate, some ice cream, and of course a cherry on top, this mini dessert is nothing but perfect! You can make these a day or two in advance, but it's best to serve warm from the oven.

Here's the recipe.

8. Mini Banoffee Pies

You don't have to complicate things for an irresistible dessert. For these mini banoffee pies, assemble each pie crust with a few banana slices, a spoonful of dulce de leche and whipped cream, and finish off with chocolate shavings.

Here's the recipe.

9. Mini Pear Tarts

Forget the mini tart pans and put those mason jar lids to good use. This is what pie season is all about.

Here's the recipe. 

10. Mason Jar Lid Apple Crumble Pie

There's nothing more comforting than apple crumble pie-the brown sugar, the cinnamon sugar apples, the aroma throughout the house. It's even better that they're just the right size in mason jar lids.  If you don't want to use apples, you can always try out pears

Here's the recipe. 

11. Mini Pecan Pies


Ah, pecan pie. It's super sweet, rich, crunchy from the pecans, and in my opinion, second best to pumpkin pie! 

Add in a splash of bourbon to the pecan pie filling before baking for that extra deep, boozy flavor.

Here's the recipe

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