Now that Halloween is officially behind us it’s a good time to take a little break before the real holidays begin. While November may mark the beginning of holiday shopping madness and decorating, it’s also a great month to plan the holiday menus. After all, the food is what everyone really loves the most this time of the year. While my family likes to prepare very traditional meals for the holidays, especially Thanksgiving, I like to keep things fun with new dishes every year.
The traditional pumpkin and fruit pies are wonderful, but what about the family members that just aren’t all that crazy about pie? There are an assortment of uses for fruit pie fillings and some might even surprise you. For one, there’s this fantastic recipe for a Cherry Kuchen (which I Googled and discovered is German for “cake”). It combines a sweet and rich Lucky Leaf premium cherry pie filling with a cake-like topping that reminds me of a Snickerdoodle cookie.
This Cherry Kuchen is a wonderful dessert that will be easy to make with just a few ingredients and a semi-homemade touch. When trying this dessert with my family the first thing I noticed is just how many whole cherries are packed into one little can with a rich (no HFCS) sauce that’s thicker than I’ve experienced with other canned pie fillings.
For more holiday dessert ideas be sure to visit the Lucky Leaf recipe section online.
- 1 can (21 oz.) LUCKY LEAF Cherry Pie Filling
- ½ cup sugar
- 1-1/2 cups sifted all purpose flour
- 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ cup butter
- 1 egg
- ½ cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Spray a square baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
- Pour the pie filling in the bottom of the dish and spread evenly.
- In a medium bowl, sift together sugar, flour, baking powder and salt.
- Use a pastry blender (or a fork) to cut the butter into the dry ingredients until it becomes coarse in texture.
- Add egg, milk and vanilla. Whisk just until combined.
- Spread the batter over the top of the cherry pie filling.
- Sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar topping and bake for 30 minutes.
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*Disclosure – I was provided with a Lucky Leaf tasting kit and prize pack to give away. Opinions expressed are based on my own experiences.