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Lucky Leaf Festive Recipes and a Contest!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 Posted by One 2 Try

I love making recipes with the delicious pie fillings from Lucky Leaf. With all our holiday travel the past few weeks I could not get these incredible recipes made until yesterday.

Lucky Leaf makes it so easy to make delicious desserts. The Apple Streusel Bread made with Lucky Leaf Apple Pie Filling is scrumptious. The recipes makes two regular size loaves. The taste is like a slice of apple pie. The recipes calls for apple pie spice which gives it the fresh baked pie flavor. The big chunks of apple are delightful. The Lucky Leaf Pie filling is filled with more fruit so you get lots of tender apples in the mix! I took a slice, heated it slightly in the microwave then added a little butter for a decadent breakfast treat. So good! It was such an easy recipe to make I would make this one again! It could easily become a family favorite.

Apple Streusel Bread
Provided by Lucky Leaf

Ingredients

•2 1/2 cups packaged baking mix

•1/2 cup flour

•2 teaspoons apple pie spice

•4 eggs, beaten

•1 (21-oz.) can LUCKY LEAF Apple Pie Filling

•1 cup LUCKY LEAF Apple Sauce

•3/4 cup packed brown sugar (divided)

•2/3 cup cooking oil

•1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


Preparation
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 8x4x2-inch loaf pans. In a large bowl combine baking mix, flour, and apple pie spice. In another large bowl combine eggs, apple pie filling, apple sauce, 1/2 cup of the brown sugar, and oil. Add to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened. Divide batter evenly between prepared pans. Top each loaf with remaining brown sugar and walnuts (if using). Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely on wire rack. Wrap and store overnight for easier slicing. Makes 2 loaves

For another festive recipe, perfect for your New Year's Eve party, make Lucky Leaf Lucky Stars Sugar Cookies! This recipe could not be a simpler. Use your sugar cookie dough of choice with 1 can of Lucky Leaf Premium Raspberry Pie Filling to make filled cookies!

Okay so I thought it would be simple. I had a cookies disaster of epic proportions! It was not the fault of the recipe it was more of the cookie dough I chose. I picked up a refrigerated Sugar Cookie dough and used it. WRONG! Then I seemed to put too much pie filling in my cookies and when I sandwiched them together - the filling oozed out all around the cookies. It was not so pretty. I cleaned them up and baked them as directed. It was smelling really wonderful then I opened the oven. My cookies became the size of small dessert plates! The dough I used spread so much they were like flat pancakes with a thin raspberry layer. Oh but they smelled so yummy! I had to taste them anyway. Delicious! All was not lost. The cookies were too large to stay as cookies, and very fragile too, so I broke them up in smaller chunks of cookies. I placed the cookie pieces in dessert dishes then served them with a little vanilla ice cream. Yeah that's it, that was my plan all along! It was one of the best impromptu desserts I have made in a long time!

The recipe really needs to have a good dough for the rolled type of cookies. The filling needs to be a smaller dollop. I bet you could use any of the other delectable pie fillings to make these filled sugar cookies in all sorts of flavors. These would be wonderful for brunches too.

Lucky Stars Sugar Cookies
Provided by Lucky Leaf
Ingredients

•1 Prepared raw sugar cookie dough of your choice

•1 (21 oz.) can LUCKY LEAF Premium Raspberry Pie Filling


Preparation
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix cookie dough according to package directions or the recipe of your choice. Roll out sugar cookie dough to about a 1/4" thickness.

Tip: place parchment paper on the counter and on top of the dough to prevent the dough from sticking to your rolling pin.

Use a star cookie cutter (or a cookie cutter of your choice) to cut out an even amount of cookies, then place half of the cookies on a baking sheet. Place a dollop of pie filling in the center of the cookie, then place another star cookie on top. Gently seal cookie with a fork to crimp the edges together.

Bake for 8-12 minutes or until golden brown.


On to the Baking Contest! Lucky Leaf is giving you bakers a chance to show your creative recipes! Enter your original favorite recipe using Lucky Leaf Pie Filling into the 2nd Annual Made With Love Recipe Contest! Your winning recipe could be the grand prize winner of $4000! Entries can be submitted through February 28, 2011. For more details and the rules of the contest visit Lucky Leaf. Grab a few cans of Lucky Leaf Pie Filling and get baking!

Many thanks to Krista and Lucky Leaf for providing the review samples for baking.

Disclosure: I received gratis sample(s) for this review. No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. The opinions above are my own. Others experience may vary.




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