Lucky Leaf was a new brand name to me, until I realized they are owned by the same company that produces Musselman’s products. They started out in 1949, making fresh applesauce, eventually adding apple pie filling and finally a full line of premium pie fillings. They also make apple juice, cider and apple butter, as well as some specialty products. One of the first things I noticed, and that made a HUGE impression on me, is that Lucky Leaf’s pie fillings were not OVERLY sweet. YAY! They had sweetness, but it was more like slightly-sweetened fruitiness. I could taste fruit, not just the sugar. I love that!
While pies, cobblers and crisps are the obvious baking options with pie filling, there are other delicious recipe options that will add a special touch to your summer celebrations. With Father’s Day, the Fourth of July, summer birthdays, barbecues and church picnics on the calendar, it’s fun to be able to create something a little different and unexpected. The Lucky Leaf Pinterest boards are loaded with fun ideas.
I was able to whip up two recipes, this week, that utilize Lucky Leaf pie filling. With just a couple of minutes of simple prep work I made Strawberry Pie Pops and Peach Dump Cake with Butter Pecan Ice Cream. Both were my adaptations of recipes included in my review pack from Lucky Leaf; and both were scrumptious!
- 1 can (21 oz.) Lucky Leaf pie filling (I used strawberry, but other flavors would definitely work.)
- 2 cups milk
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Put all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
- Fill popsicle molds and freeze. ( I filled the molds I received from Lucky Leaf and made 4 pops in my Zoku Quick Pop Maker and then filled an entire ice cube tray with the filling that remained. The frozen cubes, added to a glass and then covered with Sprite or 7-Up, make a refreshing beverage and looks very festive!)
- However, you serve them, these are a fast and easy treat that will be happily received by kids and adults!
For some reason, that completely escapes me, I didn’t get pictures of the steps, when making this yummy dump cake. Since, you simply put everything in a bowl and mix, however, I’m pretty sure you will replicate this simple treat, with ease.
- 1 yellow cake mix
- 1 (21 oz) can Lucky Leaf Peach Pie Filling
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon allspice
- Mix all ingredients in large mixing bowl or bowl of your stand mixture.
- Mix just until all ingredients are moistened and incorporated.
- Bake in a greased 9x13 pan, at 350 degrees, for 30-35 minutes.
- Cool in pan and refrigerate until serving time. This cake is even more delicious and super moist after being chilled. The note of nutmeg is extraordinary and butter pecan ice cream is the perfect accompaniment.
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I received an assortment of Lucky Leaf Pie Fillings and a popsicle mold set to test them out in my own kitchen and collect information for this review. No monetary compensation was received and a positive review was not required. As with all Busy-at-Home reviews, the views and opinions expressed are wholly my own and based on my personal experience with the products. The giveaway is being administered by Busy-at-Home and the prize is being provided and shipped to the winner by Lucky Leaf.