It’s funny how we associate different foods or flavors with a season or event. For me, summer is a uniquely “lemon” season. It isn’t that I don’t love lemons all the other times of the year. It’s just that the fresh, bright flavor of citrus, and specifically lemons, tastes like summer to me. Lemons are perfectly paired with blueberries in a myriad of summertime recipes and my most favorite are usually ones that don’t require heating up the kitchen to prepare them.
This recipe is an ever-so-slight variation of a recipe sent to me, on a gorgeous recipe card, by the good people at Lucky Leaf. Lucky Leaf makes pie fillings, apple juice, apple sauce and canned apple slices. They are part of the same parent company as Musselman’s and I was introduced to them almost exactly one year ago. Delicious Lucky Leaf pie fillings have become a staple in my pantry, because of the quality. They’re loaded with fruit, unlike other brands who are heavy on the syrup, but stingy with the main ingredient. We have many fruit pie filling favorites from Lucky Leaf, but until this recipe, I had never tried their cream pie fillings. I won’t be making THAT oversight, again. We found it to be as flavorful and rich as the fruit fillings we already love. In my area, I find Lucky Leaf products at Hy-Vee. You can visit the Lucky Leaf website and use the store locator to find a market that carries them, near you.
You won’t need to heat up the house to make this tasty dessert, and all who taste your handiwork will sing your praises. Be humble and use your power for good! I think this recipe could easily be dressed up for your Fourth of July celebration, too, by simply adding layers of raspberries with the blueberries. Lemon is a great complement to both types of berries and the colors would be gorgeous on your holiday serving table! Enjoy!
GIVEAWAY: Lucky Leaf is sponsoring a DELISH giveaway for a lucky Busy-at-Home reader. The winner of the drawing will receive a can of Lucky Leaf Lemon Pie Filling, a one pint canning jar with lid and ribbon, plus a gorgeous recipe card with the Lucky Leaf version of the recipe I shared, above.
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