If you’ve read my previous review posts about Lucky Leaf (“Lick the Can Clean” Pie Filling and Bake with Cheery Cherries) then you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of Lucky Leaf. When I need pie filling to make anything, they are absolutely my first choice simply because the filling is the perfect blend of sweet syrup and fresh fruit taste. What I hadn’t really considered, though, was the ability to use Lucky Leaf for something other than just pie filling.
What else can you use pie filling for, if not pies? How about an awesome American Flag Cake?
Making this patriotic American Flag Cake is easier than you might think. Simply bake a 9×13″ cake of your choosing and top with whipped topping. I used Lucky Leaf Cherry Pie filling for the red stripes, Lucky Leaf Apple Pie filling for the white stripes, and Lucky Leaf Blueberry Pie Filling for the blue portion.
I was pretty proud of myself for the final result. I think I ate about 40 percent of the cake by myself. Of the three pie fillings, the apples were my favorite – they taste just like….well…just like delicious apple pie filling! Haha. I’m not the hugest blueberry fan if they aren’t in muffins, but I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the blueberry filling, which had just enough sweetness to balance the tart flavor of the blueberry while staying true to the fruit’s natural flavor. Finally the cherries were the perfect cherry flavor for me, not too sweet and not too tart.
One tip that I would give while making the cake, which I think I figured out too late, is that you should drain some of the syrup off the fruit before you put it on the cake. Also building a little “wall” of frosting around the edges will help to keep the fruit filling in place. I thought about this after the fact, but I think it would’ve been great to turn this into a layered cake, with each layer also featuring the pie filling.
If you aren’t up for cake, you can also use the Lucky Leaf Pie Fillings to make a version of an angel food cake parfait by following the Angel Food Patriotic Delight recipe, which layers Angel Food Cake and pudding with whipped topping and the three Lucky Leaf pie fillings.
For more information about Lucky Leaf, you can visit their website at www.luckyleaf.com. There website has a nice recipe section and a coupon for $1 off Lucky Leaf products. You can also Like Lucky Leaf on Facebook for more great tips and recipes.
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 free samples of Lucky Leaf product from the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the purposes of writing this review. This did not affect the outcome of this review.