Pie and Ice Cream Bar | mason jar pie à la mode

Pie and Ice Cream Bar | mason jar pie à la mode

Pie and Ice Cream Bar – mason jar pie à la mode | This shop is #sponsored by #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. The story and opinions read here are entirely my own ~ #ShareTheJoyOfPie

From casual holiday gatherings to formal sit down dinners,
desserts are an essential part of any party menu this time year.

With a deep love for dessert bars, this party set up puts a fun twist
on one of America’s quintessential desserts – Pies!

Pie and Ice Cream Bar | Mason Jar Pie à la Mode #sharethejoyofpie

This Pie and Ice Cream Bar serves up some of our favorite old school varieties, à la mode.

Flaky crust and warm fruit paired with creamy cold ice cream are comforting crowd pleasers.
Not to mention the cuteness level of any dessert packed in a mason jar.

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Take the guesswork out desserts this holiday with the easy-to-follow
Pie and Ice Cream Bar party plan below.

There are also some free printables, at the bottom of the post,
to help you create your own Pie Bar this season.

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Don’t worry about spending the day in the kitchen for this dessert bar – Marie Callender’s® Dessert Pies have some great options for preparing all of those pies in a flash!

Our bar included Razzleberry, Dutch Apple and Cherry Crunch.

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The deconstructed pies were placed in single serve half pint mason jars.

Each jar adorned a kraft paper pie label to differentiate the flavors.

*A free set of printable labels can be found at the bottom of this post*

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If you do not have a variety of dessert stands or cake plates, it is incredibly easy to make your own.

The dessert stands used for this Pie Bar were created with inexpensive pizza pans and large can goods!

*The simple tutorial is detailed at the bottom of this post*

I love the fact that the stands are sized perfectly for the half pint mason jars. Plus they add some height and interest to the display.

Pie a la Mode Dessert Bar #sharethejoyofpie

A place-card holder was add to the top can to hold the Pie and Ice Cream Bar details.

*This free printable can be found at the bottom of the post*

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Pie and Ice Cream Bar #sharethejoyofpie

Over the years we have found the best way to serve ice cream is in an ice bucket.

How to Serve Ice Cream at a Party #sharethejoyofpie

Choose an ice cream that comes in a plastic container and nestle it in a bed of ice –
right before it is served.

The large ice bucket not only keeps the ice cream cold, but helps contain any melted mess,
as the guests serve themselves.

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Don’t forget the Reddi-Wip®. To add a decorative touch, a piece of coordinating scrapbook paper was wrapped and taped to the can.

Printable pie Barn banner #sharethejoyofpie

To coordinate with the simplistic decor, a festive Pie Bar banner was hung above the buffet.

*The free printable templates for the banner can be found below*

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Mason Jar Pie Bar #sharethejoyofpie

Putting together the pie à la mode mason jars could not be any easier.

All of the details can be found below, along with our favorite pre-baked strudel topping recipe.
We love to add some extra strudel topping to each jar!

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Deconstructed Mason Jar Pies #sharethejoyofpie

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Pie and Ice Cream Bar | mason jar pie à la mode - Pre-baked Strudel Pie Topping
  • 1 Cup of Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1 Cup of Flour
  • ½ Cup of Butter
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the brown sugar and flour.
  3. Add in the butter and mix with a fork until crumbs begin to form.
  4. Spread the topping evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Allow the topping to cool, crumbling any large pieces.

To assemble the Pie in a Jar:

Bake the Marie Callender’s® Dessert Pies as directed on the packaging.

Generally, one large dessert fruit pie will fill approximately eight half pint (8oz.) mason jars.

The pies that come with the strudel topping, like the Cherry Crunch and Dutch Apple, will fill seven half pint mason jars.

If adding additional strudel topping, prepare and bake separately, following the recipe above. 

Once the pie has cooled, as directed, cut and spoon into the mason jars, adding in random spoonfuls of the pre-baked strudel topping, if desired.

The jars should only be filled to the bottom of the bands, leaving enough room for the ice cream and Reddi-Wip®

Pie a la Mode Printable Pie Bar Sign
Pie Bar Printable Party Banner available on bystephanielynn.com
Free Printable Mason Jar Pie Labels - Available on Bystephanielynn.com
Free Printable Mason Jar Pie Labels - Available on bystephanielynn.com

Pie a la Mode Printable Pie Bar Sign
Pie Bar Printable Banner
Bunting Banner Printable Template
Printable Mason Jar Pie Labels – Apple, Cherry Razzleberry
Printbale Mason Jar Pie Labels – Blackberry, Pecan, Pumpkin

Free Pie Barn Printable Pie Bar Banner #sharethejoyofpie

The pie bar banner is created using the two templates above.

The ‘PIE BAR’ letters are made to fit inside the larger bunting.
It’s shown above printed on plain kraft paper cardstock.

There are a few ways to design the larger bunting. The template can be traced on a variety of decorative papers or simply printed directly on cardstock.

For the banner above, the template was printed on plain kraft paper cardstock. One copy of the template was traced onto plaid wrapping paper, cut out, then attached to the cardstock – using a glue stick. The PIE BAR letters were than attached to the front, using a glue stick as well.

The banner is assembled by folding the tabs over a piece of twine or ribbon, and securing the ends with a touch of hot glue.

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Once the pie labels are printed, a 1.75-Inch circle punch can be used to punch them out – or they can be cut by hand.

Using a standard hole puncher, punch a hole near the top. Twine or ribbon can then be used to tie the labels in place.

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Pizza Pan Dessert Stand
Materials Needed:
2 – 3 Large Can Goods
2 – 3 Round Pizza Pans
Wrapping Paper or Decorative Scrapbook Paper

Additional Materials Needed: Scissors, Double Sided Tape, Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

How to Make a Pizza Pan Dessert Stand #sharethejoyofpie

For added stability, leave the cans full and unopened, if possible.

Simply wrap each can with a piece of paper – using a piece of double sided tape to secure the paper in place.

Center the cans on the pans and secure with hot glue.

When you are ready to disassemble, the hot glue can easily be scraped off.

Walmart Marie Callender's Dessert Pies #sharethejoyofpie
All of the items included in this Pie and Ice Cream Bar were conveniently picked up at our local Walmart. Bring a sense of ease to your holiday entertaining this year with one stop shopping combined with an array of dessert options from Marie Callender’s. For more inspiration and product information, check out Marie Callender’s and ConAgra Foods on instagram, pinterest, and facebook. How will you #ShareTheJoyOfPie this season?

Pie and Ice Cream Bar | mason jar pie à la mode #sharethejoyofpie


  1. This is so beautiful. I love all the little details of the decor and the printables. The jar pies look delicious and I love Marie Callender’s. Your pie bar came out amazing! [client]

  2. Awesome idea for a bridal shower dessert bar!

  3. Your posts have a style and feel that is very pleasing. Everything here is always easy going and elegant. You are a huge inspiration and this Pie Bar is amazing!

  4. This is a wonderful idea and looks terrific. Thanks so much for this great idea.

  5. I LOVE this! My husband and I just bought a new home, and I have been dreading the idea of the mundane house warming party… But not anymore! What’s more warming than the smell of fresh baked pie and yummy ice cream?! You are a lifesaver!

  6. Thank you for sharing the Mason pie recipe. Can’t wait to try it.

  7. Such a lovely and fresh idea! Love it.

  8. What a wonderful idea & presentation! I can not wait to try this for many different occasions! I also love the idea of using pizza pans in place of cake stands. Again, this method can be used for so many different parties. What size are your pizza trays? I’d like to order some and love the way yours look.

  9. Love everything from how simple it looks to put together to the final display looking so elegant.
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea.
    Love anything to do with mason jars.

  10. Mimi Stinson :

    I love your site. I’m using your pie bar and mimosa bar ideas for parties in Annapolis at the end of this month to celebrate our son’s graduation from the USNaval Academy. I am collecting everything in Nashville (home) in advance as to not have too much to do there. The only thing missing are the cute wooden spoons. Not absolutely necessary but very cute. Where did you find them. I can’t wait to use even more of your brilliant ideas.


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