Thursday, December 16, 2010

Lucky Leaf Pot-A-Cakes {and a Giveaway!}

Ok, so ultimately, I love to cook and bake from scratch.  But it's not always feasible, and sometimes I really need a shortcut.  This recipe today is a shortcut recipe - but the final product is so tasty!!  The folks at Lucky Leaf wanted to know if I'd like to try some of their premium pie filling, and I was excited when I also received some recipe cards.  This recipe was a prize winner, so of course I had to try it out!  The only problem?  The recipe calls for 8 10-ounce baking cups.  Well, I don't have 10-ounce baking cups, so luckily, it also gave instructions for a one dish method.  And really, I didn't make it for a fancy occasion, so the one dish method worked just fine!

You can't really tell by looking at the above photo, but this dessert is filled with all sorts of deliciousness.  A pie filling on the bottom, topped by a cream cheese/pudding mixture, and topped with a streusel cake.  There is nothing about that that I don't love!  And pretend there is icing on top - mine is missing because somehow, I managed to run out of powdered sugar.  But even without the icing, this was delicious!

If you are looking for something different to put on the table for dessert after your Christmas meal, this is a great recipe!

Lucky Leaf Pot-A-Cakes
from Lucky Leaf

1 21-ounce can Lucky Leaf Premium Blueberry Pie Filling
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1 3.4-ounce package (4 serving size) French vanilla instant pudding
1 1/3 cups whipping cream
1 17.4 to 18.3-ounce package cinnamon streusel quick bread mix
2/3 cup water
2 eggs
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 350°F. Divide pie filling among eight 10-ounce custard cups or ramekins (for one dish recipe see below). Set cups on a large baking sheet; set aside. 

In a large bowl beat cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in pudding mix. Gradually beat in whipping cream until well combined (mixture will be thick). Spoon evenly over pie filling in cups. 

In another large bowl combine quick bread mix, water, eggs, and oil. Stir until combined but slightly lumpy. Spoon 1/4 cup of the batter over the cream cheese mixture in each cup. Sprinkle evenly with all but 1/4 cup of the packaged streusel mixture. Spoon remaining batter over the streusel (batter won't cover the streusel layer). Sprinkle with reserved streusel. (Note: Cups will be full.) 

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until tops are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into top portion comes out clean. Cool slightly. If desired, drizzle tops of cakes with icing* before serving. Serve warm. 

*Icing: If your quick bread does not contain an icing packet, in a small bowl combine 3/4 cup powdered sugar, 2 teaspoons milk, and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla. If necessary, stir in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, to make drizzling consistency. 

One Dish Method: Prepare batters as above. Spread pie filling in a 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Dollop pudding mixture atop. Spoon on about 1/2 of the batter and sprinkle with all but 1/4 cup of the streusel. Spoon on remaining batter and sprinkle with reserved streusel. Bake in a 350°F for 40 minutes. Cool slightly and drizzle with icing.     

And now for the giveaway!
What can you win?


A selection of Lucky Leaf Premium pie fillings - perfect for the holidays!

Here's how you enter:

Mandatory:  Comment on this post and tell me your favorite pie or recipe that uses pie filling.

For extra entries:  (Please leave a separate comment for each)

This contest is open to US residents and will run through Wednesday, December 22nd.  The winner will be chosen randomly and will be announced on December 23rd.

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The prize package for this giveaway was donated by Lucky Leaf.  I was not paid for this post and all opinions expressed are my own.

46 comments:

  1. i love layered desserts like this. my favorite way to use pie filling is either with a cheesecake layer, pie filling and then cake crumb topping or just with a buttery cake mix

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  2. Every year I make a stuffing that uses a can of the apple pie filling. It's our favorite stuffing!

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  3. This looks delicious! We all use the short cut methods every now and then (especially when I bake I do).

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  4. That sounds so good! I am sure we can find an occasion to make it for. :D

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  5. I follow you on Facebook and Google RSS

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  6. What a fun and delicious looking dessert! Thanks for having this giveaway, too! My favorite pie is my mini cherry and apple pies (here: http://www.thecomfortofcooking.com/2010/11/mini-apple-and-cherry-pies.html) I would make those again in a heartbeat if I won this filling! Here's hoping :)

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  7. Black Forest Brownies! Brownies, then a mixture of cream cheese and whipped cream, then cherry pie filling on top. Also delicious with raspberry or blueberry pie filling. And good frozen too.

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  8. Sometimes I use shortcuts in baking as well.

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  9. I love mini cheesecakes with cherry pie filling on top!

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  10. I am absolutely DROOLING just reading about all of these layers! I love pie fulling as an ice cream topper. Oh so good.

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  11. My favorite dessert using a pie filling is called a Dump Cake. You use a yellow cake mix, cherry pie filling, canned pineapple, chopped pecans, and a stick of butter. Just dump in the cake mix (dry), pour on the pie filling, pour on the undrained pineapple (crushed), sprinkle on the pecans, and pour over the melted butter. Bake at 350 for 25 - 30 min. Easy - peasy and sooo good!

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  12. great recipe, sometimes it's so nice to whip up something easy and delicious! i'm a huge fan of cobbler with just about any pie filling, especially with vanilla ice cream, yum!

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  13. I love to mix a can of cherry pie filling into a chocolate cake with some almond extract. THis makes such a moist, tasty cake!

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  14. Pie is my favorite, but today I will pick peach. Thanks!
    mellisa.willis@sbcglobal.net

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  15. I follow on Google. Thanks!
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  16. I shared on FB. Thanks again!
    mellisa.willis@sbcglobal.net

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  17. Lets see my favorite pie with filling...has to still be a strawberry Rhubarb..as far as from a jar filling there is some crazy cake out there called a dump cake that used cherries that I might try.

    Enter me please.

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  18. Blueberry is my favorite pie filling!

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  19. Happy follower on facebook :)

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  20. About 10 years ago I wanted to make our favorite apple cinnamon cake. I didn't have any apples, but did have apple pie filling. I mixed the ingredients and put the batter in the pan, opened the apple pie filling and spooned it on top. That was probably the best apple cinnamon cake I ever made. Moist and delicious, and I've made it with apple pie filling ever since.

    Debbie

    dkal85@aol.com

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  21. I make the mini cheesecakes with pie filling on top. Absolutely delicious!

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  22. My favorite pie is blueberry...but being from Maine I only make it in the summer with fresh berries :)

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  23. Dump Cake Seriously AMAZING
    cher_theblondeprincess@hotmail.com

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  24. Follow on twitter
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  25. I like Dutch Oven Apple Cobbler when camping.

    katiemur@gmail.com

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  26. I am a Facebook Fan.

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  27. Cheesecake with blueberry pie filling on top, yum, I'm drooling just thinking about it!

    jsj 78 jsj at hotmail dot com

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  28. I like putting cherry pie filling on top of ny style cheesecake.

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  29. I am one of your facebook fans.

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  30. I shared this post on facebook. Merry Christmas!

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  31. i'm not ashamed--i love canned pie filling. i think my favorite use for it is in a trifle. i use boxed cake mix too--gasp, booyah! :)

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  32. My fav pie is actually a sweet, tart cherry pie but with a twist. I am not into crust that much so I make my pie with a crumb type topping. Like a dutch apple pie is made. It turns out yummy and everyone enjoys it. Great giveaway, thanks!

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  33. My favorite is what my grandmother referred to as dump cake....just uses yellow butter cake mix, butter, and the pie filling...yum!!!

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  34. My favorite is when we go camping and use our pie irons to make hand pies- they taste so good after a long day of hiking!

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  35. Good old fashioned cherry hand pies. Oh man. Sooooo good.

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  36. I make mini cheesecakes with cherry or blueberry filling on top. Delicious!

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