Who would like a slice of Apple Pie? ME! I think apple pie is my favorite kind of pie. Too bad I didn’t make this one gluten free. I will admit to having snitched a bite. (Living on the edge.) My favorite pie filling folks at Lucky Leaf sent me a fun package with some pie filling and this awesome Pampered Chef pie plate. My family convinced me to make a cheesecake for Thanksgiving. They love nothing more than opening cans of pie filling, especially cherry and blueberry (which Lucky Leaf also sent me) and having it with cheesecake. But even though I can’t and didn’t eat the pie, I had to make apple pie with the apple filling.
Lucky Leaf’s canned pie filling is full to the top with apples.
I love that and wish I’d had two cans of it for the pie, but since I didn’t, I cooked some apples and added it to the filling to make a fuller pie. Another thing I love about Lucky Leaf premium pie fillings—no high fructose corn syrup. Not only that, but there are just minimal ingredients, basically the same as you’d make at home—fruit, sugar, cornstarch, and spices. Sure comes in handy in a pinch.
I chopped up 4 apples, added a little sugar, a touch of lemon and some cinnamon and cooked them in a pot for about 10 minutes. Then I folded the Lucky Leaf filling in with the cooked apples. I put that in my prepared pie crust in the awesome Pampered Chef pie plate, added a crust top and baked it for 35 minutes.
I think the pie turned out great! I really like the already fluted edge of the pie plate.
I have always had a hard time fluting the edge of pie and this really did make it easier for me. And it’s a pretty plate!
Apple Pie with Lucky Leaf Premium Pie Filling, by Katrina, Baking and Boys!
1 can Lucky Leaf Premium Apple Pie Filling
4 apples, peeled, cored and sliced (use your favorite apple)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup granulated sugar
Homemade pie crust, ready for top and bottom of pie (I used Dorie Greenspan's Galette Dough recipe), chilled for at least 30 minutes
2 tablespoons cream, for brushing on the crust
Turbinado sugar, for sprinkling over the pie
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Put the prepared apples in a saucepan, along with the lemon juice, cinnamon and sugar. Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
While the apples are cooking, roll out the bottom crust and put it in the pie plate. Fold the pie filling into the cooked apples and put them in the prepared pie plate. Roll out the top crust and cover the apples with it. Tuck the top crust around the edges slightly over the bottom crust and flute the edges. Vent the top of the pie making slits with a knife. (I always make a little pie crust cutout of whatever kind of pie I’m making to put in the center of the crust.) Bake for 35-40 minutes, if the crust is browning too much during baking, cover lightly with foil. Let cool on a wire rack.
(I didn’t check the browning of my crust in time and would have covered it with foil a little sooner, it was almost done when I looked. It was still definitely not too dark though. It sliced nicely, too.
A couple of the boys had a slice of the pie, but Kevin wouldn’t want me to tell you he has eaten about 3/4 of it over a couple of days. Every time he’s in the kitchen and wonders what he can eat, I keep telling him to eat the pie. He’d want you to know he’s doing it just for me. Besides that, it’s really good!
Did I mention a giveaway? Yes—Lucky Leaf wants to give one of my lucky, randomly chosen readers a Pampered Chef pie plate and some of their premium pie filling, too! I want to make it simple for you—just leave me a comment here about one of your favorite holiday family traditions. The giveaway will be open to US residents only and will go until 12:00 p.m., Friday, December 12. A winner will be announced on Facebook and other social media, so make sure you’re following Baking and Boys and Lucky Leaf! Thanks and thank you Lucky Leaf!
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