Ah. It’s barbecue season, guys! That means long, lazy afternoons out pack on the patio while Chris makes us steaks on the grill and I watch the dogs run around barking at the thin air. What can I say, I am easily entertained…My friends and I have joined together this month to bring you twelve tasty recipes for your next barbecue, party or just backyard gathering. You’ll find lots of proteins and side dishes but of course I wanted to share a dessert. Oh, but it’s not just ANY dessert – it’s a Apricot Crumble in a Jar Recipe!
If Pinterest is any indication, people are going nuts over desserts in jars right now, and my mom has been on a mission to buy as many adorable little jars as she can find…which she promptly brings to me in hopes that they will make an appearance on the blog! People love desserts in jars, so why not thrill your guests this grilling season with a little dessert in a jar after they’ve finished devouring their BBQ?
You can make these Apricot Crumble in a Jar Recipe in advance to lessen your workload the day of your party. I am all about prepping as far in advance as possible!
Apricot Crumble in a Jar Recipe
- 1 box of lemon cake mix
- 1 stick of unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup of apricot preserves
- whipped cream (optional)
- 10 mini jelly jars or mason jars - the 4 oz. size
- non-stick cooking spray
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray your 10 4 oz. jelly jars with non-stick spray.
- In a medium sized bowl use a large fork or a pastry cutter to cut the lemon cake mix and the stick of softened butter together. The mixture will be soft and crumbly. Set aside.
- Using a tablespoon, scoop 2 tablespoons of the crumb mixture into the bottom of each jelly jar and gently press down with your fingers.
- Next, scoop about 2 tablespoons of apricot preserves into the jars on top of the crust. Don't be shy and add a bit more if you'd like.
- Use the remaining crumb mixture as a topping and add 1-2 tbs. on top of the fruit.
- Bake 20-25 minutes. The crust will turn golden brown.
Once the jars have cooled top with whipped cream (optional) and more preserves if you like!
This recipe makes approximately 10 servings depending on the size of your jar. Each jar is a serving, of course. These are great for making a day or two ahead and storing in the fridge so that when your backyard BBQ rolls along, you can simply send the kids into the kitchen to grab dessert. It’s one less thing to worry about while you are busy entertaining your guests – and turning those steaks!
Your little apricot crumbles in a jar will stay good for up to a week so long as the lid is on tight.
Ready for more great recipes for your next cookout? Check out these amazing recipes from my blogging friends that are perfect for backyard barbecues and gatherings – 4th of July is right around the corner, after all!
- Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade from Mom Endeavors
- Homemade BBQ Sauce from BetsyLife
- Apricot Crumble In A Jar from The Rebel Chick
- 4th Of July Marshmallow Pinwheels from Home Cooking Memories
- Grilled Corn With Honey Mustard Butter from A Little Claireification
- Grilled Pineapple & Watermelon Fruit Kabobs from A Night Owl Blog
- Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade from Bless This Mess Please
- Veggie BBQ Sliders with Slaw from Million Moments
- Deep Dish Crumb Topped Apple Pie from Eat Your Heart Out
- Mac & Cheese Cups from See Vanessa Craft
- Popsicle Rockets from Around My Family Table
- Caesar Burgers from Plugged In Family