Gifts in a Jar idea number one is one of our very favorites – Applesauce Bread.
This bread smells and tastes like Christmas. It’s a perfect gift to give this time of year.
I have loved learning that it is okay to bake in a jar. I believe actual canning jars (like Ball or Kerr) will work best for this (as opposed to recycled spaghetti sauce jars and the like) because canning jars are thicker. And I prefer to play it safe by placing my jars into a 9×13 pan with a little water in them before placing them in the oven.
Otherwise, you bake the bread in a jar, just like you would bake it in a loaf pan. I didn’t adjust the baking time or temperature. It’s as easy as mixing the bread and baking it in a jar! Find our Applesauce Bread recipe here. (I used 2 pint sized jars for this recipe, filling the jars 3/4 full of batter.)
Allow the bread to cool completely before attaching a lid.
Want to download some free and fun Gift Tags you can use on your jars? I had my designer make us a whole page with different varieties, just for this project!