Ah. It's barbecue season, guys! It is the perfect time to make this sweet little Apricot Crumble in a Mason Jar Recipe!
This Recipe post may contain affiliate links which means we receive a small commission at no cost to you when you make a purchase. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
Why you are going to love our Apricot Crumble in mini mason jars
Summer 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 will 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 recipe for an Apricot Crumble in a mini Mason Jar!
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!
Where can I find the recipe card?
If you’d rather skip all of my cooking tips, important information for this recipe, and similar recipe ideas, hit the Jump to Recipe button for the printable recipe card.
Are recipe books still a thing in your household? Check out these cool recipe books (blank so that you can fill them up with your own recipes!) on Amazon!Jump to Recipe
Why you will love this Apricot Breakfast
If Pinterest is any indication, people are going nuts over desserts in mason 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 this recipe for an Apricot Crumble in mini mason jars in advance to lessen your workload the day of your party. I am all about prepping as far in advance as possible!
Are you looking for other breakfast recipes to serve like my Apricot Crumble in a mini mason Jar?
Check out these delicious recipes that I have shared over the years that are just perfect for breakfast and brunch. Like our Leftover Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars Recipe!
I think you will love them all! Of course, this is just a small selection of breakfast and brunch recipes, but we have LOTS and lots of recipes on the blog, like our Bacon & Egg Breakfast Sliders Recipe!
How to make the recipe for our Apricot Crumble
Here are all of the Ingredients needed to make this Apricot Crumble Recipe
- 1 box of lemon cake mix (any brand)
- 1 stick of butter, softened
- 1 C. apricot preserves
- whipped cream (optional)
- 10 jelly jars (4 oz.)
- non-stick spray
Get all of your cooking and baking supplies on Amazon.com!
If you are struggling to find some of these supplies, check out all of the item available to you with Amazon Prime Fresh! They have most household supplies and groceries fully in stock and you can get free delivery with your Amazon Prime membership! Sign up for Amazon Prime Fresh here!
Instructions for how to make our recipe for Apricot Crumble
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. While the oven is preheating, spray the insides of your 10 4 oz. jelly jars with non-stick spray.
In a medium sized mixing bowl, use a large fork or a pastry cutter to mix the lemon cake mix and the stick of softened butter together. The mixture should be soft and crumbly. Set your prepared cake mix mixture aside.
Hint: Remember that this is not a regular cake batter, it should not be wet or doughy.
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 the apricot preserves into each of the mini jelly jars, right on top of the crust.
Do not be shy! You can add a bit more if you would like. Just be careful not to add too much apricot preserves, as too much liquid will ruin the crumble mixture.
Use the remaining cake mix crumb mixture as a topping and add 1 to 2 tablespoons on top of the apricot preserves.
Bake your Apricot Crumble inside the mini jelly jars for approximately 20 to 25 minutes. The cake mix crust will turn a lovely light golden brown.
Once the mini jelly jars have cooled down, top them with whipped cream (optional) and more preserves if you'd wish.
This recipe makes approximately 10 servings depending on the size of your jar. Each jar is a serving, of course.
How do I store this Apricot Crumble Recipe?
The nice thing about our Apricot Crumble is that they are already made for storage! Once they have cooled down, put the lids on any leftovers. You can store them for up to a week in the refrigerator.
Just be warned that they will lose their crispness after the first day, as the moisture from the apricot preserves work their way into the crust.
Share this Apricot Crumble in a Mason Jar Recipe with your friends and family on social media!
If you enjoyed this Mason Jar Apricot Crumble Recipe, please take a moment to share it on social media for me! I would love the exposure to new readers, after all - sharing is caring!
To print this recipe for Apricot Crumble in mini jelly jars, simply click the recipe card below!
I know that many people still like to print out recipes and keep them in a recipe binder, or simply have the printed recipe sitting in front of them when it comes time to cook!
Sometimes it is just easier to go off a recipe when it is printed right in front of you. Who wants to swipe their screen on their phone or tablet when their hands are greasy? So I love offering this option as well!
- 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.
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