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Thankful For... {FOOD}

Hello artsy friends stopping in today, I am continuing my 
"Three Weeks Of Thanks" series today and featuring Food!
What's more heart warming around the thanksgiving season then hearty food.?
Please join me by sharing your favorite thanksgiving recipes ALL WEEK LONG!
Mixed Berry Crisp
...............{Autumn In A Jar}
This recipe serves both as a quick fix dessert and a gift {A little piece of Autumn 
in a jar}. Jar up some of your favorite fruits, nuts and more and show thanks 
with a bit of the season in a jar to warm up loved ones day. I gave these 
jars to a few friends today. Here's how to jar up some autumn of your own.. 
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Artsy Ingredients Needed
FRUIT MIX INGREDIENTS
*A few mason jars for your crisps
*Mixed berries {I used blue and black berries}1 Cup
*White or brown sugar per cup of fruit - 1Tablespoon
*1 Tablespoon Of Flour (Sparingly depending on how much fruit)
*Cinnamon and Almond Extract (About half a teaspoon)
Topping Mix
Chopped Almonds
3/4 Cup Flour
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Cup Old Fashioned Oats
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1 Stick Chilled Butter Unsalted (slice into pieces)
To begin, wash your fruit or if thawed out fruit, give it a rinse and allow to sit
and drain for a few minutes. You can get as creative as possible with all sorts
of fruits available to you.. Peaches, cherries, raspberries and more. After draining
your fruit, add your flour, sugar and extracts all together and mix well. 
Once you are all set mixing everything together, scoop up your fruit mixture and 
place into your jars. Get as much fruit to measure up to the first line in your jar.
It's okay to splurge.. The fruit MAKES the jar, so add enough to each jar.
I started a separate batch for baking while making my jars : )) 
Mixing Topping
Mix all your toppings listed given above. It'll be a little workout trying 
to mix it together well but take a moment, wash your hands 
and dig in to mix very well. (Smells Amazing).
When you are done mixing your toppings, grab a handful and carefully press it down 
to top your fruit already in your jar. Pack it up and press down to have it evenly over 
the top. I LOVE toppings.. I actually added some thin cut almonds to mine 
as well. You can add nuts, or whatever else you like to jazz up your toppings. .
I topped my little stash I had going as well : )) 
Once you are all set with topping your fruit in your jars, seal tightly and it's all 
ready to dress up as a gift, or freeze for treats around your home. Since I was giving 
mine to a few close friends and neighbor's, I decided to decorate the jars a bit.
I took some craft paper, cut out some circles using the base of the bottle to measure 
the circle width. I cut out some circles that fit the top perfectly. I took some 
parchment paper, covered the top of the jar (I took out the inner piece of the jar 
first and covered the jar with parchment paper), I fit the pretty circles on top of 
the parchment paper and placed the rest of the lid back on the jar. It sealed pretty
 tightly and the new look was actually really pretty!!! Tadaaa.. It's ready to gift!
I popped mine in the oven for about 35minutes, added some whip cream and 
uuuummmm --- we all munched away.. SO yummy!!. If you freeze it, set it in 
the oven in the jar when you first start heating the oven, this way, the jar heats
up gradually as the oven gets hotter. I would be nervous about popping in a
frozen jar into an already well heated oven.. Cook on about 350degree's.
Great way to feast on a bit of the season on your thanksgiving day!
Hope you enjoyed my tutorial here today.. I can't wait to see all the fun recipes you have
brewing in your kitchen this thanksgiving.. Care to share with me..? The is a linky below
open all month long for "FOOD" recipes for thanksgiving.. Please do join in and share!!
Linking With I Gotta Create
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Very thankful to have you stop in today.. Next week's "Three Weeks Of Thanks" 
will focus on family..I can't wait to share all the many awesome reason's I am 
very thankful for the wonderful people in my life.. Hope you can 
join in and share with me!! Would love to see your thankful posts!
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Wishing you a lovely start to your week..
*I will be delighted to share this hop - please grab the code and have your friends
share their thankful recipes or link it to your posts if you would like* THANK YA.
~Stay Artsy~

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19 comments:

  1. Looks awesome! I'll be up and running tomorrow morning :)

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  2. Mmmmmm... peaches would be awesome in this recipie!!!!!!!

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  3. This is so cool! I love the jar idea. Now I have a good gift to give to my friends...or keep it all to myself, ha. Thanks for sharing this recipe and your Three Weeks of Thanks.

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  4. Yay! Everything looks great. Trust me-my Christmas cake recipe is not your regular cake.

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  5. love this idea! thanks for stopping by my little blog....I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog and yes I'd love to be a guest any time, wow I'm even honored you'd ask!! happy Monday!

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  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I linked up my buttermilk pie recipe! Enjoy! :)

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  7. what a great idea! Love this! Thanks for sharing! Im followin :)

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  8. Thanks so much for all the awesome comments ladies.. Totally made my day. Hope you can all be able to add this to your seasonal specials for someone you love or your dessert table this thanksgiving. Loving you here.. Wishing you all a great start to your week.. Bests... Marilyn

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  9. Thank you for inviting me over, I linked up my Give Thanks Mantel! Have a great day!!!

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  10. Thank you for stopping by my blog, Marilyn, & for the invite. I love a good par-tay! This fruit crisp in a jar looks so great. Almost too pretty to eat the way you have it packaged too. I'm off to read more of your blog.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  11. That looks sooooo good, Marilyn, and I love the pretty jars!!

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  12. Looks so yummy! Thank you for the visit and the sweet comment @TheDedicatedHouse! It means the world. Hope you're having a grand evening. Toodles, Kathryn

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  13. This looks like a great recipe, will definitely have to try, great to visit your site, via Lisa Peas, love it! Blessings to you and your family, Amanda

    Amanda - Realityarts-Creativity
    Art Blog

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  14. Thanks So much for stopping in ladies.. I'm loving your sweet comments.. I sincerely appreciate it and hope you found something here to add to your thanksgiving festivities this year.. Thankful for you.. ~M

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  15. Hi Marilyn! Thanks for visiting & the invite to the party. Great recipe, looks absolutely delicious. Have a great day!

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  16. Oh YUM!!! What a beautiful gift and thank you so much for sharing it at my november "Abundant Thanks" party! I can almost smell it... mouth is watering ;)

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