Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Lucky Leaf Review and Giveaway



A season filled with graduation celebrations, Father’s Day, picnics and family vacations is just around the corner. This summer, LUCKY LEAF® wants to help you celebrate with refreshing summer treats including our Frozen Pie Pops, Fruit Smoothies, Fruit Cookie Pie and Perfectly Peach Cinnacake. You can create these quick and easy desserts for celebrations or even lazy summer days. 

So I'm once again working with the wonderful folks at Lucky Leaf and we're celebrating summer and all the fun things about it, the get togethers, the potlucks and barbecues and family gatherings.  All the yummy food that comes with it.

Making delicious desserts for these occasions does not have to be something intricate.  It does not have to revolve around amazing masterpieces that take hours to make.

You can serve up some really delicious yummy stuff using but a few simple ingredients.

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I was sent a few Pie Fillings, a few recipes and the most adorable Ice Pop Molds.

Now I will tell you that one thing about making pops for the kids, that really irritates me, is trying to get them out of the mold.  I get so frustrated having to run water over them, or smacking them on the side of the counter while the kids stand there waiting......and I always, always, always end up removing the pop only to find that either the stick came out on it's own, or there is a big chunk of the pop left in the mold.  Annoying!

These are silicone molds and if I tell you that they were the easiest pops to get out, you will have to believe me, I wouldn't lie to you.  The little tab makes removing these SO EASY.  

I just pulled up on the tab and they came right off, perfectly swirly pops.  Love it!

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Frozen Pie Pops

1/2 21-oz. can LUCKY LEAF Premium Pie Filling (any flavor)
1 cup milk
1/2 lemon, sqeezed

Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth and pour blended mixture into ice pop molds.

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 Freeze.  Serve as ice pops.  Pour any remaining mixture into a freezable container and serve as frozen pie treat.

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Here are the finished pops

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I love the no drip cups, great for keeping little hands clean.

Now the other recipe I tried was the Perfectly Peach Cinnacake.  Or rather, I wanted to try, but I didn't have any Peach pie filling OR yellow cake mix because the pie filling the kids picked for their pops was the Peach one.  Doh!

So I improvised and used a Cinnamon Streusel Cake mix AND a Lucky Leaf Apple Pie Filling.

Oh.My.GOSH!

Wow that is one yummy cake.

Here is the original recipe for you, which I totally plan on trying when I make it to the store this weekend and get some more Peach Filling.  I basically followed the same recipe just adapted it to what I had on hand.

Amazing Apple Cinnacake

Amazing Apple Cinnacake

1 18.25 oz. package Cinnamon Streusel Cake
1 21 oz. can LUCKY LEAF Premium Apple Pie Filling
3 eggs


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Blend together dry cake mix(muffin bag in the box), 1/2 can of the LUCKY LEAF Premium Apple Pie Filling and eggs in large mixing bowl.  Beat with an electric mixer at medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir in remaining pie filling until well mixed.

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Spread half the batter in a greased 13″x9″ baking pan; sprinkle with half of the streusel mix in the little bag. Repeat with the remaining batter and finish off with the streusel mix.

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Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until wooden pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.  Cool. Delicious topped with whipped cream!

Makes 12 servings

This cake was fantastic.  I think it would be perfect for any occasion.

Amazing Apple Cinnacake

So all in all, once again Lucky Leaf does not disappoint me.  I was a huge Lucky Leaf Pie Fillings fan before I even started blogging and over the years I've just grown to love them even more, these are the only pie fillings I use, like EVER!

Lucky Leaf is wanting to share some goodness with one of my readers.

The lucky winner will receive a box with Lucky Leaf Pie Fillings, Adorable Ice Pop Molds and some recipes.  You know you want it :)

Here are the rules:

- Leave a comment including an email where I can reach you.  PLEASE make sure there is a way to reach you, if your number is picked and there is no email, I will have to pick someone else.


- Tell me if you have tried the Lucky Leaf Pie Fillings and which is your favorite.

Contest is open to US residents only.  You must act quick though, as I'm only running this contest until Friday the 15th.    So get your name in, tell all your friends etc.

Good Luck!


NOTE:  For those that have never heard of the Lucky Leaf Brand or can't find it in their stores, you can locate the closest store to you by going to this page and entering your zip code.  You can also purchase the pie fillings online by going to this page.  :)

34 comments:

  1. All of this sounds so good! I had never ever heard of (or seen) Lucky Leaf Pie Filling around here. Maybe they don't carry it in this state? I am going to have to check around at a few stores.

    -Sara

    My email is stschultz.23@gmail.com

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  2. I've never tried Lucky Leaf pie fillings, but would love to! The blueberry pie filling looks so good!

    My email is aliotwell@gmail.com! :)

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  3. Sandra, I would be so totally excited to win this :) And I also have problems with the ice pop molds unmolding....the kids don't have problems, but I do :) THey must be for kids :) And no, I have never tried Lucky Leaf pie fillings, but I would love to try them....if I liked them, I'd try to figure out how to mailorder them :) I do that with other favorite foods :)

    I can't even get any peach pie filling here....have to make my own.

    And I guess my email address is kind of important :) lori @ scottdomain . com

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  4. Oh, I will definitely have to try this cake, it sounds awesome! :)

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  5. Sandra, these are so cute. We are dealing with the ice pop molds problem now too. I also agree that Lucky Leaf is the only brand that I use. I usually use the apple pie filling, except when making cheesecake, I will then use the cherry! This is a great giveaway and the cake looks delicious.

    My email is vballbrat2003 @ yahoo (dot) com (without any spaces).

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  6. Oh I'd love to win this contest!!! I love their apple pie filling. For a quick dinner I will top boneless pork chop with a can of their apple pie filling and it is so good! The frozen pops and cake look delish :-)
    - cbancroft (at) gmail

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  7. These recipes look quite yummy and easy peasy for summer days.
    I think I'll be making this cake next week for a friends birthday.

    You can reach me at strkeepr@aol.com

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  8. Hi!

    I have never tried these pie filliings but would be really excited to!!
    My Daughter would surely love these pops!!! My email is: sleepykim22@rochester.rr.com! :)

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  9. One of our favorites is the peach pie filling. I like to make cobbler with it. But that cake made me drool!

    jenbrandes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. I had never heard of Lucky Leaf before this post. I went to their website though and I must say I love me some cherry pie! So I would go for that first:) Hope I win! imwoozy@msn.com

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  11. Yes we have had Lucky Leaf before and like the cherry one..thanks
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  12. I've never heard of Lucky Leaf until now. I think the recipes sound wonderful and the ice pop molds are so cute! I like Carols idea of pork chops with apple pie filling on top. Thanks for hosting this!

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  13. That looks like fun. I have never tried lucky leaf brand before.

    Anitaphilipps@yahoo.com

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  14. I have never tried Lucky Leaf before. But those popsicles look yummy and so does the cake! Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Shana
    tobynandzoe@gmail.com

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  15. Lucky Leaf has been around here forever :) I love the apple pie filling!

    Can't wait to make that cake!

    Melissa
    biszemom@gmail.com

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  16. I have not tried them but I think that I would be partial to cherry.

    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  17. Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

    I haven't tried them before.

    lovelydomesticdiva@gmail.com

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  18. I've made cheesecake with the cherry filling before but it has been a while. The cake looks delish and I might just have to make that soon!

    trisha_burton(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  19. That cake looks fantastic!

    I have tried Lucky Leaf a few times, my personal favorite is cherry but my husband loves putting the apple pie filling on oatmeal for breakfast.

    eieio27@hotmail.com

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  20. Have never tried it, because I've never heard of it. Everything looks so delicious. I'm a sucker for apple pie, but that chocolate creme sounds divine!

    tashaphillips4@yahoo.com

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  21. These look delicious - what a fun treat!

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  24. apple is my fav, my twins would love this.

    email- basshunter1971@aol.com

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  25. Wow! It all looks soooooo yummy! I have never had Lucky Leaf.....there aren't any stores close to me that carry it :( I would love to try the peach for the pops and that Apple cake looks to die for!!
    angboz00@yahoo.com

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  26. I have used the cherry pie filling to make individual cheescakes in baking cups. You use a vanilla wafer on the bottom then a cheesecake filling...bake them and top them with cherry pie filling. I would love to try the apple cake and my kids would love those pops !!

    Thanks for the chance to win !!
    lisa899yahoocom

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  27. I have never tried Lucky Leaf, I don't think they sell it in my area. But I would love to give it a try!

    denaedahlen (at) gmail (dot) com

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  28. I'd love to win. I have tried their cherry pie filling and thought it was delicious.
    family74014 at gmail dot com

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  29. I don't think I've ever used that kind before but I think I would like a blackberry type of pie filling. I love the popsicle containers. They are so cool!
    dtmulder@msn.com

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  30. I would love to try these. The only filling I've tried is apple-- would love to try the others as well.

    Email--sensitiveandcentsible@gmail.com

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  31. I think my favorite Lucky Leaf pie filling is apple. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  32. What a great giveaway! I started making homemade popsicles last summer and have even made a couple batches already this year...they are so much better (and more economical too!)

    I've never seen this brand of pie filling in the stores here :(

    kingfam1192@aol.com

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  33. I have never seen anything like those popsicles..especially with using the pie filling. That is really cool. I prefer the apple pie filling but I do love that brand.

    mel101478@yahoo.com

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  34. I have never tried it, but wow! would love to!! Thanks for the chance!

    polkadotsnpinkyswears@yahoo.com

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