LUCKY LEAF VALENTINE'S DAY RECIPES WITH GIVEAWAY – Lucky Stars Ginger Spice Apple Tart, Layers Of Love Cherry-Choco Trifle, and Chocolate Cherry Cake With Rum Ganache

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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Valentine’s Day is almost here. Do you need some ideas on something sweet to cook up for your sweetie? You can use Lucky Leaf Pie Fillings to create delicious desserts. Lucky Leaf makes a wide variety of fillings including Apple, Apricot, Blackberry, Blueberry, Cherry, Dark Sweet Cherry, Lemon, Peach, Pineapple, Raisin, Red Raspberry, Strawberry, Lite Apple and Lite Cherry.
I made the Lucky Leaf Lucky Stars Ginger Apple Spice Tart today. The house smelled soooo good while it was baking and when I took it out of the oven. It was very easy to make and tasted delicious.
LUCKY LEAF LUCKY STARS GINGER APPLE SPICE TART
INGREDIENTS

  • 1 15-ounce package rolled refrigerated unbaked pie crust (2 crusts)
  • 2 21-ounce cansLUCKY LEAF ® Apple Pie Filling
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped crystallized ginger
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • Butter-flavor nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Frozen whipped dessert topping, thawed, or vanilla ice cream (optional)
  • Chopped crystallized ginger (optional)

DIRECTIONS
1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Let pie crusts stand at room temperature according to package directions. Unroll one of the pie crusts. On a lightly floured surface, roll crust to a 13- to 14-inch circle. Transfer pie crust to a 10×2-inch round tart pan with removable bottom or a 10-inch deep-dish pie plate. Trim crust to the edge of the pan. Set aside.
Lucky Leaf Apple Tart Recipe
2. Unroll remaining pie crust. Using a 2- to 3-inch star cutter or other desired cutter, make 5 to 6 cutouts in the pastry. Set pastry and cutouts aside.
Lucky Leaf Apple Tart Recipe
3. In a large saucepan heat pie filling, butter, 1 tablespoon crystallized ginger, vanilla, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, and fresh ginger over medium heat until butter is melted, gently stirring frequently.
4. Pour apple filling into pastry lined tart pan.
Lucky Leaf Apple Tart Recipe
Place the pastry with the cutouts atop the filling.
Lucky Leaf Apple Tart Recipe
Lucky Leaf Apple Tart Recipe
Trim pastry to edge of tart pan and gently press the top pastry to the bottom pastry to seal. If using a pie plate, fold top pastry under bottom pastry and pinch to seal; crimp edge as desired. Place star cutouts atop the pastry, leaving most of the openings in the crust exposed. Lightly coat pastry with nonstick cooking spray. In a small bowl combine sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon; sprinkle over pastry. Place tart on a foil-lined baking sheet.
Lucky Leaf Apple Tart Recipe
5. To prevent overbrowning, cover the edge of the tart or pie with foil. Bake for 40 minutes. Remove foil. Bake about 10 minutes more or until pastry is golden brown and filling is bubbly.
Lucky Leaf Apple Tart Recipe
Cool on a wire rack about 1 hour. Remove sides of the tart pan. Serve warm. If desired, top with whipped topping and additional crystallized ginger. Makes 8 servings.
The tart was very easy to make and delicious.
Here’s the next dessert I want to make. I really wanted to make it today but was out of eggs. We’re having company next weekend so it’ll be perfect then.
Lucky Leaf Layers Of Love Cherry-Choco Trifle
Layers Of Love Cherry-Choco Trifle
Ingredients

  • 1 18.25-ounce package chocolate cake mix, prepared
  • 1 4-serving size package instant chocolate pudding mix, prepared
  • 2 21-ounce cans LUCKY LEAF ® Regular or Premium Cherry Pie Filling
  • 2 cups frozen whipped topping,thawed
  • Chocolate curls (optional)

Directions
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Prepare cake mix according to package directions and bake in a 13”x9” baking pan. Let cake cool completely and cut into 1-inch cubes.
Prepare pudding mix according to package directions. Chill at least 30 minutes. Place half of cake cubes in a 3- to 4-quart trifle bowl. Spoon one can of the LUCKY LEAF Cherry Pie Filling over cake; spread 1 cup pudding over cherries and top with half of whipped topping. Repeat layers.
Top with chocolate curls, if desired. Cover and chill at least 1 hour.
Makes 12-14 servings
Looking for another dessert idea? How about a Chocolate Cherry Cake With Rum Ganache?

Last but not least, here are some quick tips and dessert ideas from Lucky Lea Chef Amanda Cook.

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suburban prep February 5, 2012 - 8:48 pm

My favorite is Cherry Filling.

debbie February 6, 2012 - 6:56 am

I would like to try their blackberry filling.
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Cherry is our favorite filling.

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Tried to comment on your FB that the “heart” apple pie you made is beautiful and I entered the Lucky Leaf giveaway. However the FB link on your sidebar took me to my FB page, not yours. I searched on FB and came up with other Val’s Kitchens, not yours. Hope this counts as an entry, since I tried!

patricia Marsden February 6, 2012 - 8:33 am

That pie decorated beautifully.

Mary Beth Elderton February 6, 2012 - 1:42 pm

It’s hard to name a favorite, but I love to use the Cherry Pie Filling on cheesecake.

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Kimberly February 8, 2012 - 10:11 am

I like the Dark Sweet Cherry pie filling.
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Lindley A February 8, 2012 - 3:26 pm

I would use the apple filling for a caramel cheesecake- thanks!

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We love their apple pie filling the most. Yum!

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Julie L February 12, 2012 - 2:55 pm

my family likes the cherry pie filling the best
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i love the apple

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