It took a me a while to join the latest food craze " Food in Jars". Seeing all the pretty cakes, pies or puddings in the jars made me want to try them myself. I couldn't hold back any longer.
There are hundreds of recipes you can use to make a dessert in a jar. Almost any dessert or a no dessert, too, can be prepared into a jar.
Having made a no bake Apple Pudding Cake many times I wanted to see if it would work in the jar, too. And it did. Apple pudding is very easy to prepare and is a favorite with kids and adults. It is a snack and a dessert in one. It can be made into a fancy dessert with whipped cream and shaved chocolate.
Apple Pudding In a Jar (makes 5-6 1/2pint jars)
4 medium apples, peeled and grated
4tbl corn starch
1/2tsp ground cinnamon
Mini Nilla Wafers
- Place 4 Mini Nilla Wafers into the 1/2 pint jars, set aside.
- In a medium size sauce pan cook grated apples, cinnamon and sugar on low heat. Cook until apples are very soft but not mushy. Taste, if desired add more sugar.
- While apples are cooking combine water and corn starch in a small cup. Add corn starch mixture into the apples and stir, continue cooking. Mixture will thicken significantly. Bring the mixture to boil and cook, stirring constantly for one minute. Remove from the heat and layer apple pudding mixture into the prepared jars, alternating apples with more Nilla wafers, until you have a full jar. Close the jars, using a lid and a ring.
- Chill in the fridge. These make a great snack and a dessert in one.
- Double the recipe and use a spring form cake pan for a no bake cake dessert for your family to enjoy.Make a gluten free dessert : use potato starch instead of corn starch and use gluten free cookies