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
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
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.
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.
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