Friday, February 08, 2013

Lucky Leaf Pie Fillings—Delicious Treats and a Giveaway!

Blueberry Meyer Lemon Cream Meringue Cup

Blueberry Meyer Lemon Cream Meringue Cups

So many treats, so little time to tell you about them.  But you must know, so here it is. 

The folks at Lucky Leaf were nice enough to send me more canned pie filling—and a couple other things, too.  I had fun playing around with different recipes to use the fillings.  One of my favorite things about their pie fillings is that they are not made with high fructose corn syrup.  So they are kind of like me making a similar thing from scratch at home.  Sometimes we just need a little less fuss in life and sometimes I want to make a really yummy treat to share, but don’t have the time to turn fresh fruit in to pie filling.  Another thing I love about the Lucky Leaf premium pie fillings is that you can use them for SO much more than pie!

In fact, with the fillings they sent me to try out, I didn’t make pie with any of them.  As you can see in the first picture, I used the blueberry filling to top some fancy, but super easy meringue cups filled with Meyer lemon whipped cream.  The meringue cups are so simple and are fat free and gluten free.  So besides the dollop of real whipped cream, flavored with Meyer lemon, they are a great, indulgent treat without too much alarm for ruining your new year’s diet resolution.  Loved these!  I love their recipe for Baby Blueberry Pies, which are similar to the mini blueberry pies I made last time they sent me some fillings.

Applesauce Spice Muffin with Apple Pie Filling and Whipped Cream

Applesauce Spice Muffin with Apple Pie Filling and Whipped Cream

Next up I made some simple homemade muffins with applesauce and spices, perfect for cold weather!  These were topped with some whipped cream, Lucky Leaf apple pie filling (which I really like and was filled to the brim with apples) and a drizzle of caramel sauce.  Lucky Leaf sent me some recipes for ideas to use with their fillings, like this one, I got the idea from their Apple Spice Babycakes which are cupcakes made with a boxed spice cake and topped with vanilla ice cream and the apple pie filling.  While I’m not against boxed mixes and have used them plenty of times in my life, I wanted to try to make things that were from scratch.   The boys ate these up!

Finally with some strawberry pie filling, I also made something similar to a recipe they suggested for some Strawberries & Cream Chocolate Muffins.  Instead of making these with a chocolate cake mix, I made my favorite healthy, whole grain, no egg banana muffins, then I swirled in some strawberry pie filling and some Nutella to kick them up a bit!

Strawberry Nutella Banana Muffins 4

Strawberry Nutella Banana Muffins

Check out all the recipes at Lucky Leaf!  I got the recipe for the meringue cups from Holly at Phemomenon.  She made them with a Meyer lemon custard, I just stirred some Meyer lemon juice into some whipped cream.   The muffins were my own recipe.

If you want any of the recipes I have made, let me know and I’d be happy to send them to you.  I need to finish up this post and offer a giveaway to you from Lucky Leaf!  They sent me along with some pie filling a bunch of other things for giving away treats to loved ones and they want to send a reader of my blog some, too.   There’s recipe cards and bags and cupcake holders and all kinds of things for you to be able to give away some goodies.  I love the Lucky Leaf slogan—Good Things Come to Those Who Bake.

Valentine reader giveaway

If you’d like a chance to win, leave me a comment telling me what you favorite kind of fruit pie is.  For a second chance to win, leave me a separate comment after visiting the Lucky Leaf Recipes Page telling me which recipe you’d make first.  This giveaway is only for U.S. residents (or with a U.S. mailing address) and will end on Wednesday, February 13 at 6 p.m.  A winner will be chosen at random from the entries and notified that evening, so make sure you have a way to be reached in your comments.

Check out their Twitter page and all the yummy things at #LuckyLeafLuckyMe.  You can also like them on Facebook and for even more deliciousness, follow them on Pinterest.  Hey, you can follow me on Pinterest, too, at Baking and Boys!

48 comments:

Elissa said...

My Favorite fruit pies are both Cherry and blueberry, will not pick just one. :)

Elissa said...

I would make the Strawberry Nut Banana Split. Or one of the cheese cake things.

Jillybean said...

I love wild blueberry pie. And apple, and pumpkin, and peach, and...

Jillybean said...

I would make the Chocolate Raspberry Cake!

Kristin @Dizzy Busy and Hungry said...

The strawberry nutella banana muffins are a must-try for me! As far as my favorite fruit pie, I would have to say apple is my choice! Hmmmm...I just ate, but now I am hungry for dessert! :-)

Kristin @Dizzy Busy and Hungry said...

Just went to the Lucky Leaf page and found another must-try dessert... the Sweet Apple Crispers with Sugar and Cinnamon!

Amy said...

what a wonderful giveaway. My favorite fruit pie filling is apple.

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Amy said...

Oh my...I can't wait to try their Ginger Spice Apple Tart from LuckyLeaf's sige. Looks and sounds delicious!

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Lisa said...

I love blueberry cream cheese pie.

Lisa said...

I'd want to make the Seconds Please Peach Cake or the Sugar Dusted Apple Bundt.

keshakeke said...

I would like to make the raisin bread recipe
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Emily said...

My favorite fruit pie is sour cherry.

Twila said...

My favorite is fresh strawberry pie. Strawberry season never lasts long enough for me.

Twila said...

I would like to try the white chocolate cherry cream pie.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I forgot to leave a way to reach me. If I win my e-mail is health_4you@yahoo.com.

Jan said...

I love apple and cherry combo.

Jan said...

I would make the ginger tart.

Katy P said...

I love strawberry pie!

Katy P said...

I want to make the Cherry Almond Crumb Pie....sweetly awesome!

Katy P said...

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webmailaddress2 said...

I like cherry pie.

webmailaddress2 said...

I want to make the sugar dusted apple bundt cake.

bonnie english said...

all are my favorites but really want to try pretty peach cake with pineapple frosting

Chaya said...

I am not sure if I would pick cherry or apple. Love them both.

freddie said...

My favorite fruit pie is Apple. dwelchert@yahoo.com

Calli W said...

ginger spice apple tart sounds delicious!

RJ said...

Strawberry pie is my fave!

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RJ said...

The Choco-Raspberry Dream Cheesecake would be my first!

coriwestphal said...

Cherry Pie is my favorite! I'll eat cherry pie filling right out of the can!

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coriwestphal said...

And I love the sound of the Cherry Crumb Cake recipe!

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Anonymous said...

My favorite pie is marionberry pie. I never heard of it until we moved to Washington State. It is a type of blackberry marleen

Anonymous said...

I would make the apple strusel bread!! I love to make quick breads to take to work!!

Marleen
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sue @ cakeballs, cookies and more said...

oh yummy! I don't think we have that brand here in Canada

Carol said...

Apple pie all the way! Especially, fried pies!

Jennifer said...

I love dutch apple pie.

Jennifer said...

I'd love to make the Apple Cheesecake Bars with Sea Salt Caramel Sauce.

Manda said...

I like apple!

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Manda said...

The Cherry Crumb Cake sounds great.

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Cindy said...

I would make blueberry anything, I do love blueberry pie filling. The merange cups looked heavenly. So many yummy treats. I would love to win.

Cindy said...

Just checked out Lucky Leaf's page. Wow talk about yummy looking recipes.But I'd have to go with the blueberry snack bars. Yummy!!!

throuthehaze said...

Cherry pie is my favorite

throuthehaze said...

I would make the Strawberry Angel Roll

Susan C said...

My favorite pie is Crumb Topped Apple

Susan C said...

The Raisin Bread sounds delicious and easy!

Jessie said...

Probably a toss up between apple pie and strawberry pie - yum!

Vera Khule said...

Apple pie is my all-time fave.

Realia Mazing said...

i love peach pie!
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Elaine Hearn said...

cherry pie