OK...first you are going to need to get Ball wide mouth half pint canning jars. I got mine at Target and they are about $5.00 for 4 jars. Then you will need to make sure you have the pie dough and filling and pastry wheel all lined up and ready to go. It makes the process so much easier. I used my gluten free pie dough and my homemade canned apple pie preserves. The quality compared to a store bought crust and a canned apple pie filling is not even worth typing up, BUT...and that is a huge B-U-T...you obviously can do this with these things.