I have a confession. One year I went to an apple orchard, picked a boatload of apples, then brought them home to eat. The apples sat proudly on the counter for days….which turned into weeks…which turned into “I can’t believe I have these apples.” It was so sad to have to toss away so many apples that were once freshly picked by my very own hand. So often I have the best of intentions to make an awesome pie or dessert with fruit, I purchase all the supplies, but then life, time, or whatever prevents me from baking up the delectable treat. That’s one of the reasons I’m such a fan of Lucky Leaf pie fillings.
Lucky Leaf offers a variety of premium pie fillings that you can keep in your cabinet until you’re ready to bake. I’ve baked a few items with Lucky Leaf and am always impressed by how flavorful the fruit is. One of my favorite fillings is the Lucky Leaf Premium Apple Pie filling. The apples always come out with just the right texture (not too soft or too crisp) and are pre-seasoned with a blend of spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. It is hands down the easiest way to make a pie or an apple crisp….which I did.
Apple crisps are super easy – just put in a couple of cans of Lucky Leaf Premium Apple Pie filling, then top with oats, brown sugar, butter, flour and spices.
Baking with Lucky Leaf is so easy, especially when you browse the recipes on the Lucky Leaf website. In addition, Lucky Leaf hosts a “Made with Love Recipe Contest” which finds the best and tastiest recipes using Lucky Leaf products. This year’s winning recipe was Pork Chops in Apple Jalapeno Barbeque Sauce. Runners up were the Lemon Bar Blackberry Trifle and Harvest Apple Ice Cream with Warm Salted Caramel. Don’t those sound amazing? Once I get an ice cream maker, I am totally making this recipe:
Harvest Apple Ice Cream with Warm Salted Caramel Recipe
Harvest Apple Ice Cream with Warm Salted Caramel
1 – 21 oz. can Lucky Leaf Premium Apple Pie Filling, chilled
1 cup whole milk, chilled
1/2 cup whipping cream, chilled
2 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
Seeds from one vanilla bean or 1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup purchased or prepared caramel sauce
1/2 tsp. salt
- In a blender combine pie filling, milk, whipping cream, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla bean seeds or vanilla, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cover and blend until smooth.
- Pour mixture into ice cream maker. Freeze according to manufacturer’s directions. Spoon into a freezer-safe container and freeze for at least 30 minutes or until mixture reaches desired consistency.
- To serve, heat caramel sauce and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a small saucepan over low heat until warmed through. Spoon caramel sauce over ice cream.
Recipe courtesy and copyright of Lucky Leaf (www.luckyleaf.com.)
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Disclaimer: This post consists of my (and/or fellow tester) opinions only. Your experiences may be different. No compensation was given for this review/giveaway. I did receive a free product from the manufacturer or their representing PR agency to use and test for the purposes of this review. This did not affect the outcome of this review.