Sunday, December 07, 2014

Apple Pie with Lucky Leaf Pie Filling and Pampered Chef Pie Plate (Giveaway)

 

Apple Pie with Lucky Leaf

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. 

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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.

Apple Pie ready for top crust

I think the pie turned out great!  I really like the already fluted edge of the pie plate. 

Apple Pie ready to bake

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.

Apple Pie (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.

Apple Pie slice

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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***UPDATE—GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED.  WINNER SELECTED.  THE WINNER IS LISA BARRON!  LISA, PLEASE CONTACT ME VIA EMAIL (kevnkoi@hotmail.com) ASAP WITH YOUR ADDRESS.  Congratulations! 

27 comments:

TAMARA said...

ONE TRADITION WE HAVE IS DRAW NAMES BETWEEN THE ADULT MEMBERS OF THE CLAN SO WE ONLY NEED TO GIVE ONE GIFT. WE ALL GET GIFTS FOR THE CHILDREN. I SAW A TIP TO GIVE A CASH GIFT USING A MASON JAR WITH A TOILET PAPER ROLL IN MIDDLE. YOU THEN FILL THE JAR WITH CANDY. WHEN OPENED THE MONEY IS HIDDEN INSIDE THE PAPER ROLL. I THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE GOOD FOR THE TEENAGERS THIS YEAR.

TAMARA said...

I'M WITH YOU I HAVE TROUBLE WITH THE FLUTING TOO. YOUR PIE LOOKS GREAT.

Deb Jackson said...

We have a tradition of the girls getting together to make cookies and candies for everyone. What a fun bonding time over the holidays and lots of great treats to share with everyone

Jenny Hartin said...

In NY we use to have a tradition of going to cut down our tree together and having a great day - now here in Colorado - that tradition has died. If tradition is something we do every year - we do cookies, take plates to neighbors, try to make something special for the school team, decorate our tree -- and somehow I'm still feeding people dinner.

Anonymous said...

In Texas, we had the tradition of opening one gift at a time. Sometimes it would take hours to open all the Christmas gifts, as there were about a dozen of us, each giving gifts to the others, and the kids receiving multiple gifts from their parents. When a gift was opened, everyone would "Oooh" and "Ahhhh" over it.

Sharon Richardson said...

Woops, I meant to leave my name above.

Shelly Yale said...

That is a beautiful pie plate! I went to a Pampered chef party a few months ago, never saw the pie plate. Our Christmas tradition is on Christmas eve, we open our home to the neighborhood for good food and drinks. In return we ask to bring a gift card or calling card for a military troop stationed over seas. Its a wonderful, heartwarming tradition of giving and then giving a bit more!

Lorraine said...

We have a tradition of collecting ornaments from the places we have lived and visited. It is always s special time to think about those memories and people as we decorate for Christmas.

Maryann said...

My holiday tradition is baking dozens and dozens of cookies and delivering them to all my friends and neighbors.

Connie Mangano said...

I have a holiday tradition of cooking and collecting food for those that don't have for the holidays.

Lisa said...

My mom and I always buy all the Christmas issues of the magazines, which includes every December weekly issue of Woman's World. We also watch The Family Stone by Christmas day.

Twila said...

I love baking pies and have made a lot this fall. I made three yesterday and one of my pie plates was cracked so could use another one! One of my traditions is making foods I don't make other times of the year such as party mix and caramel corn. My husband loves that! Another tradition is hanging up a bell that plays Silent Night. My mom always hung it up when I was a little girl, so it's about 50 years old and still works!

Sharyl Wolter said...

We tell stories about loved ones long gone. Keeps them with us.

Lisa Barron said...

We make homemade chocolate buttercreams in Peanut Butter, Mint, Coconut, Vanilla, and caramel

Renée J. (RJFlamingo) said...

That is one beautiful pie, Katrina! And a gorgeous pie plate. Since strawberry season is almost upon us, here in South Florida, that's probably what I would make first. :-)

Mindy said...

The Nativity and Christmas baking. I miss your baking!!

Marcia Humble said...

Christmas Eve , we go out and drive around listening to carols , and looking at all the lights the town folks have put up .

TeaLady said...

Pickle Hunt. An old German tradition. I have a glass pickle I hide in the tree. The one who finds it gets a special gift. Loved watching my children shuffling around the tree to find it first!!

Meganscookin said...

Your pie looks delicious and I love the pie plate. I go to Christmas eve service every Christmas eve. I use to go to my mothers, but she died on Christmas eve (many many years ago), so I now go to a service. It really puts me in the Christmas spirit!

Lori Williams said...

One tradition that we had when I was growing up, and now do with my hubby, children and grandchildren (yes, one of our granddaughters lives with us....so very blessed) is on my birthday which is December 16th, we decorate the tree, have finger foods all day and night, a big bowl of homemade fruit punch, sing caroles and share with each other what we are thankful for from the past year. Its always the best birthday celebration for me. Thanks! #blessed #lovemyfamily

Jan said...

I love making treats to take to my coworkers for Xmas.

Katy P said...

Every year the ladies in my neighborhood have a Holiday ornament exchange at our monthly Bunco party...so much fun!

Bob C said...

Our tradition is sleeping in as long as possible. And with three kids under 8 we have done a very fine job with it so far!

Rachel Anderson said...

We do cheese fondue every Christmas Eve. We have honed a secret family recipe over the years - and it is delectable! (and not a very well-kept secret)

Jaime said...

we love baking and decorating cookies together!

Brent P said...

one tradition that my parents started that we continue is to put fruit in the stocking for the kids!!!

Nancy Loring said...

I have followed my families tradition of laying my childrens' stocking on their beds so that when they wake up Christmas morning they get to open their stocking stuffers. I always thought that this was wonderful when I was a kid now I realize how smart my mom was to do this because it gave her extra time in the morning to sleep while us kids played with our stocking stuff. Now my kids do the same thing.