Brace yourself for a delicious post full of all kinds desserts and treats made with Lucky Leaf premium pie filling—and a giveaway! Lucky Leaf contacted me and asked if I wanted to try some of their pie fillings and some fun ice pop molds. I thought it would be fun to try them. After receiving the package, I went to town making all the recipes they sent along with the products.
First, I made some frozen strawberry pie pops. I love the spiral shape of them and the boys enjoyed eating them.
I know, this is where you think it would be fun to see some cute pictures of my boys eating the pops. And this is where I tell you that my camera is broken and on its way to the fix-it place. Needless to say, I’m not thrilled with any of the pictures that will be in this post since I took them with my phone and due mostly to user-error, they aren’t that great. So I did take some pictures of the boys, and they are blurry. sigh Anyway, for this post, I’ve picked out the best of the worst to share with you, because there are some great treats here. ;)
After making the pops, which I made using only half the strawberry pie filling, I made some miniature strawberry cream peanut butter cookie pies. In the recipes given to me by Lucky Leaf, they suggested using refrigerated store-bought cookie dough. But since I don’t do that, I made my own and decided on a peanut butter cookie dough for the crust. They also suggested mixing the pie filling with thawed frozen whipped dessert topping, but I used real whipped cream. One of the things I like about Lucky Leaf pie fillings is that they are made with no high fructose corn syrup---so I didn’t want to add any other pre-packaged ingredients and have other high fructose or hydrogenated oils, etc. in these desserts.
These were good. The peanut butter cookie crust was perfect for the fluffy strawberries and cream filling. I took half of these to Kevin’s sister’s house and I think Scott ate the rest of them. He really liked them!
I then used the peach pie filling to make my version of Lucky Leaf’s Perfectly Peach Cinnacake. Their suggestion was to use a boxed cake mix, but I made my own dry cake mix and was happy with how it turned out. Kevin, who as we all know, doesn’t like cake and especially frosting, actually really liked this cake (because it didn’t have frosting). The boys all enjoyed topping their pieces of cake with some whipped cream.
The recipe said to fold the pie filling into the cake mix, but I didn’t want chunks of peach throughout the cake, so I actually pulsed the filling in the food processor before adding it to the cake. It was good!
And finally, and probably my favorite of all these desserts I made a simple pie crust and made some mini blueberry pies. Some perfectly two-bite mini pie pockets that were delicious (I love pie crust!).
Blueberry pie filling goodness hiding inside of these!
Even more fun, was this little three inch lattice pie I made.
I love how perfectly the pie sliced! And it tasted great! And for the record, I did not make all of these in one day! I will share the recipes I used for making homemade cake/cookie crust and pie crust in later posts, so stay tuned for those!
Meanwhile, Lucky Leaf is willing to send some of their premium pie fillings, ice pop molds and recipes cards to one of my readers! Wanna win? Leave me a comment letting me know what is you favorite flavor of pie. That’s one entry. For another entry, like the Baking and Boys! Facebook page and come back and leave me a separate comment that you did (or if you already do). The deadline to enter for this giveaway is Monday, June 18, noon MST. (U.S. Residents only please.)