Cannabis Pie Recipes: Marijuana Apple Pie Baked in Mason Jar Lids
By Cheri Sicard
November 12, 2018
The classic all-American dessert gets a Mary Jane style makeover with this delicious recipe for cute Mini Marijuana Apple Pie that is baked in, of all things, an ordinary canning jar lid!
Size Options When Making Marijuana Apple Pie
Whenever possible, I like to make medicated food in small servings, like these Mini Marijuana Apple Pies that are baked in ordinary 2-piece canning jar lids. Why? Because it makes portion control and dosage monitoring so much easier. There seems to be a psychological stop that keeps people from going back for a whole other pie, as opposed to taking “just a sliver more” off a large pie.
However, you could, alternately, use this recipe to make a single large apple pie. And while this recipe uses large wide-mouth canning jar lids to make 8 individual pies 3 1/2-inches in diameter, you could choose to use the smaller 2 3/4-inch canning jar lids to make about 12 tiny apple pies.
Preparing Apples for Marijuana Apple Pies
I like to use a variety of apples when I make pie, so I will usually mix it up depending on what’s available in the markets. That said, my favorite pie varieties, when there is a choice, are Granny Smith, Braeburn, and Honeycrisp.
When making one large apple pie, I would normally peel and sliced the cored apples. However, when baking mini-pies in canning jar lids, you have a lot less space for filling, so I find it’s better to cut the peeled cored apples into small-sized chunks.
Freezing Marijuana Apple Pie
Here’s another great thing about these pies. You can roll the dough and fill them, then wrap well in foil and freeze, unbaked. Anytime you want a fresh from the oven medicated Apple Pie, pop one out of the freezer and put it in the hot oven to bake following the instructions below, but allowing an extra 5-10 minutes baking time.
Options for Medicating the Marijuana Apple Pies
You have 3 options when it comes to medicating the Marijuana Apple Pies:
- Medicate the pie crust. Don’t get intimidated at the thought of making your own pie crust. If you have a food processor, it’s easy. I show you how to make pie crust with video instructions at this link, where you’ll also find my medicated Marijuana Pie Crust recipe.If you opt to medicate the crust, you can still use the filling recipe below, just substitute regular butter for the cannabis-infused butter and proceed as directed.
- Use a store-bought crust and medicate the filling. The recipe on this page is for Apple Pie Filling. I use Marijuana Butter to make it. The instructions at this link will show you how to make cannabis infused butter, if you don’t already know.
- Medicate both crust and filling. If you are someone who needs a high dose of cannabis, pies like this one have so much butter in them, you can make it ultra strong. Obviously, this option is not for everyone, but I hear from enough patients dealing with chronic pain and other issues who require strong doses, and pie recipes usually provide ample ways to amp the dosage for those who need it.
Dosing for Cannabis Pies
Dosing When Medicating the Pie Crust
If you are using my Marijuana Pie Crust recipe, it’s easy to alter the ratio of cannabis-infused butter to regular butter in the recipe to adjust the dosage for your individual needs. I encourage you to take my free online Edibles Dosing Class, to adjust the recipe to a dosage you need, or even better, use my Dosage Calculator tool that does all the math for you (see below). If you don’t know what your optimal cannabis dosage is, this article can help you to discover it.
When making a double crusted pie like this one, I usually make two batches of pie crust, one medicated and one not. I use the medicated dough for the bottom crust and top with unmedicated dough. This accomplishes two things:
- It makes it easier to figure dosing as the bottom crusts are all the same size, where the top crusts may vary depending on the styles you opt to make.
- It improves flavor as the medicated part of the pie is only one small component, making the overall flavor of cannabis barely noticeable.