February 1, 2012

Lucky Leaf Pie Fillings and Giveaway!

Have you tried Lucky Leaf pie fillings?
They are absolutely delicious and so easy to work with!

I was recently contacted by a representative for Lucky Leaf, and was asked if I might be interested in baking with their premium pie fillings.

I was very excited about about this, as I know Lucky Leaf has a great reputation and has been in business for many years! I was able to choose the pie fillings I wanted to bake with, and I chose strawberry as well as apple.

Later in my post, read about my Lucky Leaf giveaway!

By the way, Lucky Leaf has fantastic recipes on their Facebook page. Here is the link.
Facebook Lucky Leaf pie filling recipe/videos  The recipes look fantastic and I plan on trying each of them.

Inspired to create my own recipes, I decided to make apple hand pies.
They turned out fantastic! Soooo delicious! The cinnamon and apple, combined with the flaky and sugary pie crust was perfect together! It made me think of those golden, sunny days of autumn!

{One 21 ounce can made 12 apple hand pies}

I made the pie crust from scratch, but you can also use unbaked, ready-made pie crust dough from the grocery store. Click here  for my double-crust, pie dough recipe.

First I rolled the dough and cut a 5 inch circle with a paring knife using a cereal bowl as a guide.
Place 3 or 4 pieces of apple slices from the pie filling into the middle of the circle.

Wet the edge of half of the circle with water.
Fold the circle in half over the pie filling.
Crimp together dough at edge with a fork to seal hand pie.

Next, brush hand pie with egg white wash...{one egg white beat with 1 Tbsp. water}
Sprinkle white sugar generously on top of hand pie.
Cut 3 small slits in top of hand pie to allow steam to escape while baking.

Place hand pies on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake in 400 degree oven for approximately 20 minutes. Hand pies will be light golden brown when done.

Allow to cool and enjoy!

The next recipe I created was Chocolate Bottom Mini Strawberry Pies.
These were so fun to make and tasted like heaven!
It brought back memories of the strawberry festivals my mom took me to as a child!

Just look at that!
That is a tiny work of art!
A work of art that I want to eat...right now!

{one 21 ounce can made 8 mini pies}

First, make a double pie crust recipe..click here for recipe...or you can buy ready-made pie crust dough in the grocery store. Roll out pie crust dough and cut 8, five-inch circles with a paring knife using a bowl for a guide.  These will be used for the bottom crust.  Next, cut out 8, three-inch circles. Use a drinking glass for a guide. Cut a small hole or a small heart in center of each of these circles. These will be the top crust of your mini pies. Set aside.

Ease one 5 inch circle of dough into each cup of a muffin pan. Sprinkle semi-sweet chocolate chips to cover the bottom of each dough-filled cup.

Fill with Lucky Leaf Premium strawberry pie filling, mounding slightly.

Next, wet the edges of the 3 inch circles of dough, and place {wet side down} on top of each strawberry filled cup. Press top crust and bottom crust together gently at edges, and either crimp edges with fork or flute edges with your finger tips to seal.

Brush top of mini pies with egg white wash. {one egg white beaten with 1 Tbsp. water}
Sprinkle generously with white sugar.

Bake in 400 degree oven for approximate 20-23 minutes.
Pies will be golden when done.

I am so pleased with how these turned out, and how delicious the pie filling was!

I think I am in love!
Well, I know I am in love!
I will definitely use Lucky Leaf pie filling again.
I was very impressed with the taste of both the apple and the strawberry filling.
Trust me, I am a "from scratch" kind of girl...so for me to say that, you know it's worthy!
I was also very impressed with the minimal amount of ingredients in the pie filling...no high fructose corn syrup and no long list of chemicals and preservatives that I can't pronounce.
Very impressive!

And now for the giveaway!

Lucky Leaf has graciously offered to give one of my readers a fantastic giveaway! 

This giveaway includes: 
one can Lucky Leaf Premium Apple pie filling, one can Lucky Leaf Premium Cherry pie filling, Apple Crisp mix, recipe booklet and a pot holder!! To enter this fabulous giveaway, please leave a comment below! That's all you have to do! I will pick one random reader on Monday, February 6th, and announce the winner here, on my blog! 

Thank you Lucky Leaf!

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  1. Thank you for this giveaway! The items you made look delicious. I would love to win as I am not sure if we have Lucky Leaf in our supermarket and I would love to try this brand! Have a beautiful day :)

    1. Hello Anonymous! If you check back here...please leave your name right under this reply so I know it's you. It will help for picking a winner! Thanks!

    2. Hi Bonnie,
      My name is Janet.

  2. Bonnie, I think I'll be over for a sampling this afternoon. Will you be home?! :) These look beautiful, yet so easy. My family would be impressed if I offered these as a treat. It's rainy today, so maybe...Thanks!

  3. Those look delicious!! I've had a few failures in the kitchen in the past few weeks, but those look yummy and easy enough I might have to give them a try!!

    shawnda (shawjimd@att.net)

  4. I've used Lucky Leaf in the past and have always had success with them. Your pies look so yummy. If we lived closer, I'd be right over to "help" you eat them.

  5. I love pies and have never heard of lucky leaf, would love to try them.

    1. Bonnie, I just noticed that you have 142 followers! Way to go girl! Your photos look so good! Are you taking tips from Suzanne Ha ha. But really you post is beautiful. Your presentation is perfect.
      Yes I too have used Lucky Leaf before. So now I'm hungry for pie thanks a lot! Ha ha!! What time is good for you so I can come over?
      What size pan are you using? It looks larger than cupcake pan.

    2. Hi Peggy! I measured my muffin pan. It is a 6 cup pan. It is actually an older pan. I bought it at the thrift store. I got lucky...I love it. Each cup measures just a hair shy of 3 inches across and 1 1/4 inch deep. I'll bet it is a little bigger than the ones you buy today. They may only be about 2 inches across. Lately I have been combing the thrift stores for bakeware, cookware, old Pyrex, old aluminum baking pan...stuff like that. I am loving them way more than any of the new stuff.

  6. I am in love with that chocolate strawberry pie. I am so trying this this weekend. Yumm! I love how little they are. Maybe it will slow down my voracious appetite. Great post.

  7. I just love your tiny little pies..so cute!!

  8. Those mini pies are adorable! They seem so simple to make, but look so impressive! If I win this giveaway I know what I will be making with that cherry filling :)

    eastcoastgirl09 @ hotmail (dot) com

  9. Those pies certainly look delicious!! I have never tried hand pies. .but have always thought I should!! Hmmm. .maybe if I am the lucky (no pun intended :-) winner. .I should!!

  10. Oh my goodness, those pies look fantastic! Would love some pie filling to make my own with... :-)

  11. I love fried pies and make them several times a year!! I should try baked ones... They will be a little more guilt free!! Thanks for the recipe.

  12. Bonnie, you and Lucky Leaf have inspired me. I'm headed to the kitchen to start baking the mini pies. You can eat more since they are small, right?

  13. oh man, I love apple pie! Those mini pies are so attractive...not to mention delicious, I'm sure. I don't think I've ever tried Lucky Leaf so that definitely needs to change.

  14. Bon,

    I'm so proud of you. your pies look awesome. i think jeff would really like those hand pies.

  15. Hi your pies look wonderful and delicious. They came out very pretty too. And an awesome giveaway as well.


  16. Argh! Now I'm incredibly hungry! Your pies look so delicious.

  17. Bonnie...I just have to tell you...I made these hand pies today, but with cherry pie filling instead of apple. They. Are. Fantastic!! Thanks so much!