Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Lucky Leaf Giveaway and Blueberry Pie, Strawberry Cookie Pie, Peach Cinnacake and Frozen Strawberry Pie Pops

Lucky Leaf Giveaway

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.

Strawberry Pie Frozen Pops

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. 

Strawberry Cream Peanut Butter Cookie Pies

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!

Strawberry Cream Peanut Butter Cookie Pie

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.

Lucky Leaf Peach Cinnacake 6-6-12

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!

Perfectly Peach Cinnacake

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!).

Bite Sized Blueberry Pies

Blueberry pie filling goodness hiding inside of these!

Mini Blueberry Hand Pies 6-11-12

Even more fun, was this little three inch lattice pie I made.

Blueberry Pie

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!

Slice of mini blueberry pie

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.)

48 comments:

Katrina said...

I LOVE apple pie!

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Katya said...

Rhubarb. Or peach. Or cherry. one for each season.

Mindy said...

A really good apple pie!

Mindy said...

And I of course liked your facebook page!

amy beth marantino said...

my favorite is boston cream pie. i know, that is a cake, i also like pizza pie and apple pie.

amy beth marantino said...

i like the Baking and Boys! Facebook page

gail said...

love apple pie
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liked you on fb
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Amy L said...

My favorite pie is lemon meringue.

Shari said...

Blueberry.

Rachael said...

I love a good lemon meringue pie. In fact i'm ditching a birthday cake this year and just having the lemon meringue !

Chrissy said...

Apple pie please!!!!

suburban prep said...

I love cherry or custard.
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Jenny Fortner said...

We LOVE lemon meringue pie! I would love to tried the dark sweet cherry pie filling, as it sounds so rich and sweet!

Jenny Fortner said...

I also liked you on FB.

I think I will tweet it just for fun!

Chrissy said...

My favorite pie is definitely apple. It's a classic!

Melissa C. said...

Cherry and Almond

Melissa said...

Strawberry Rhubarb & Apple are my favorite pies..

Melissa said...

Already like your page.. ;)

Lorraine said...

I love me some Raspberry pie - but truthfully never turn down any pie!

Lorraine said...

I like your facebook page!

Cara @ The Boys Made Me Do It said...

I love apple pie!!

Katie said...

My favorite has always been pumpkin pie!

Ashley Reece said...

My favorite kind of pie is raspberry!

Ashley Reece said...

I like your Facebook page.

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pumpkin

glutenfreehappytummy.com said...

what a great bunch of recipes!! peach!! yum!

Lisa said...

I love blueberry cream cheese pie. Love all those yummy recipes you made, especially the cookie cups. :)

Lisa said...

I'm a FB fan.

amanda leigh said...

I love lemon meringue pie without the meringue. Is that weird? Is it still lemon meringue? I also really like cherry!

(sorry if this is a double)

Chica Siam said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the all-American cherry pie filling =)

Chica Siam said...

Okay, I am now an official liker of your FB page =)

Anonymous said...

I like cherry best!
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Julie said...

lemon meringue is my favorite
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Julie said...

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melontherocks said...

I liked you on facebook! :)

melontherocks said...

I think that my favorite flavor of pie will have to be pumpkin. Although, those strawberry ones look especially light, fluffy and tasty to boot! :)

Cheryl said...

My favorite pie flavor is Apple. There is just something homey and patriotic about it, for me. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

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Cheryl said...

I like your Facebook page. (Cheryl HeartnSoulmom)

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Twila said...

My favorite is strawberry, but sadly, the season is pretty much over. :-(

Twila said...

I "like" you on facebook.

Veronica Miller said...

What a cool opportunity-for you and us! I love those popsicle molds-such a neat design! I really like your lattice top pie-so cute! My favorite pie flavor is blueberry.

Veronica Miller said...

I already liked your page, but liked it again with my blog page. :)

Unknown said...

LOVE me some blueberry pie!

amanda leigh said...

I liked the Facebook page, too!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Ooh, I'd have to say apple. No blueberry. No apple. Hmm, tough choice. I'll take both please!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I like your facebook page! Great giveaway, I know my kids would lOVE these! Thanks!

Delishhh said...

Rhubarb!!!!