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.
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!
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.
Freeze. Serve as ice pops. Pour any remaining mixture into a freezable container and serve as frozen pie treat.
Here are the finished pops
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.
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
1 18.25 oz. package Cinnamon Streusel Cake
1 21 oz. can LUCKY LEAF Premium Apple Pie Filling
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. :)