I have officially “shopped til I dropped”! I hadn’t started Christmas shopping until Thursday. Oh yeah, I am a tad bit stressed. I had a few medical test earlier this week that just piled on the stress. (It’s okay Mom…nothing that is unmanageable.) But still. I spent the last two days making Christmas gifts (above). On the left is pie in a jar. This is totally from Our Best Bites. I came up with a Cranberry-Cherry pie recipe for the filling though, which will be at the end of this post. The right is, again totally Our Best Bites, homemade hot fudge. It is so good! Butter, sweetened condensed milk and chocolate…Serious goodness! I am including in the gift bags these single-serving Haagen-Daas ice cream cups. And the custom made round labels on the top of the mini pies are from My Own Labels. They have really cute label designs for all your homemade gifts and they also offer tags and unique packaging. Think wine labels, canning labels, wedding favors, party favors…so much more. The website is user-friendly to design and customize the labels to your needs.
Cran-cherry pie filling: Pay attention ’cause it’s hard (snort). 1 large can of cherry pie filling, 1 can of whole cranberries, 2 teaspoons of ginger. That’s it. Mix together and fill in mini pie jars. You can also use this recipe for a large pie too. Go to Our Best Bites to get all the details of how to make the mini pies. Your gift recipient will be soooo happy you did!
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