​Mason jars are back: recipe idea

​Mason jars are back: recipe idea

Posted by The Wares Team on 2nd Nov 2023

There's good news at Wares of Knutsford as we've got some of our most popular Mason jars in stock! We know our customers absolutely love Mason jars for their versatility and iconic design, and we're always excited to get a new delivery of glass Mason jars back into our warehouse.

Why use Mason jars?

Why are Mason jars so popular?

The main advantage of Mason jars is that they are so incredibly versatile. Their legion of fans use Mason jars to store food, transport food, shake up cocktails, can and pickle and even make whipped cream or butter. Crafters also use Mason jars to make DIY vases, tealight holders and other types of decoration. In short, these humble glass jars are powerful multi-taskers.

Which Mason jars are best?

Mason jars are eco-friendly, durable, beautiful to look at and highly cost-effective. They come in a huge range of sizes and formats, with different lids and attachments for all kinds of purposes.

There are so many different sizes and styles of Mason jar to discover. These are some of our top-selling lines to explore:

The classic 500ml Mason jars have screw top lids for convenience and are available in packs of 6 up to 500 - allowing you to save more on the unit costs of larger orders. The 250ml Mason glass jar is the smaller size which is ideal for jam-making, preserving or storing individual food portions in the fridge. Again, you can buy them in bulk to save money on the unit cost.

Finally the ever so popular 1 Litre Mason jar which is available at retail and wholesale. This glass jar can be used for storing dry food, bottling and storing fruit, vegetables, soups, casseroles, and sauces, and generally providing vital storage in your home. Choose from a silver or gold lid.

A Glass Mason Jar recipe to try - Salted Chocolate Overnight Oats

If you love chocolate, caramel and pecans - and frankly, who doesn't - this is the indulgent dessert for you! The recipe combines milk, medjool dates, chopped pecans and rolled oats, finished with cocoa powder, maple syrup and vanilla extract.

It's very easy to make too, as you simply combine all of the ingredients in a bowl beforehand, spoon them into your glass Mason jars and then let the flavours mingle overnight. In the morning, top with a few crushed pecans and anything else that takes your fancy - from Greek yoghurt to whipped cream - and take your delicious dessert breakfast with you on the go.

Find the full recipe here:

Easy ways to make the most of Mason jars

1. Fast breakfast omelettes

A great alternative to overnight oats, these make it easy to get a morning protein hit on the run. Coat your Mason glass jar with a little cooking spray and add two eggs, along with any extras you fancy, such as grated cheese, chopped vegetables and chorizo. Season well and cover with the lid before placing in the fridge. When you're ready to enjoy a quick snack on the go, shake the jar, take the lid off and pop it in the microwave for two minutes, with a paper towel covering the opening. Eat immediately.

2. Mini pie lids

Gather your Mason jar lids for this cute little fruit pie recipe which only uses a few ingredients - if you've got frozen berries in the freezer, left over from summer, this is a great recipe for using them up!

3. Layered cakes

Looking for a fun way to serve cakes? Use cookie round cutters to cut circles of baked cake and layer them in glass jars with plenty of frosting, fresh berries, chocolate sprinkles and anything else that takes your fancy.

4. Fresh soups

It's easy to make a fresh roasted vegetable soup and then serve it in Mason jars. There's no need to follow a recipe for this one. Simply roast a large baking dish with vegetables such as onions, peppers, tomatoes and courgettes, along with a few cloves of garlic. Roast the vegetables, and then blend them up with hot vegetable stock. Stir in a large dollop of mascarpone cheese and season the soup well. Pour it into Mason jars, allow the soup to cool and then store your portions in the fridge, ready for warming and serving.

Buy your Mason Jars today

You'll love our fantastic range of glass Mason jars for sale at Wares of Knutsford, with superb customer service, affordable prices and excellent delivery rates. Sign up for our newsletter for all of the latest product releases, news, inspiration and offers, and tag your creations with us on social media so we can share them with the Wares community. You'll love the difference when you buy your glass jars and bottles and eco-friendly kitchen products at Wares of Knutsford!