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Effortless Easter Desserts with Heinen’s Pie Filling

Effortless Easter Desserts with Heinen’s Pie Filling
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The following recipe and photography was provided by Christina Musgrave of Tasting with Tina.

Take the stress out of Easter desserts with Heinen’s pre-made pie filling! Our shelf stable filling comes in Apple, Blueberry, and Cherry flavors, making homemade desserts quick and easy. We’ve created three simple recipes with minimal prep but delicious flavor. Make Apple Hand Pies, Blueberry Dump Cake Squares, or Cherry Kolaches for an effortless and sweet springtime dessert. You can swap the fillings on any of these recipes, so feel free to get creative and mix and match flavors.

Cherry, Blueberry, and Apple Pie Filling in their containers.

These versatile ingredients not only simplify your dessert-making process but also offer endless possibilities for flavor exploration. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice in the kitchen, our recipes provide a perfect balance of simplicity and creativity. Explore new combinations, experiment with different textures, and let your imagination run wild as you craft delicious treats that are sure to impress.

Why You’ll Love These Recipes

• Authentic Homemade Taste. Heinen’s pre-made pie fillings guarantee the taste of homemade goodness without the exhaustive effort.

• Effortless Preparation. These recipes boast quick prep and minimal cleanup, ensuring a stress-free experience in the kitchen.

• Endless Flavor Possibilities. With the ability to mix and match pie fillings, you have the freedom to customize each dessert to your unique taste preferences, making every bite a delightful surprise.”

Effortless Easter Desserts with Heinen’s Pie Filling

Effortless Easter Desserts with Heinen’s Pie Filling


For the Apple Hand Pies

  • 1 container Heinen’s apple pie filling
  • 1 package pie dough
  • 1 Heinen's cage free egg
  • 1 tsp. water

For the Blueberry Dump Cake Squares

  • 1 container Heinen’s blueberry pie filling
  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 stick Heinen's unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries

For the Cherry Kolache

  • 1 container Heinen’s cherry pie filling
  • 1 box puff pastry, thawed


Apple Hand Pies

Makes 12-15 hand pies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
2. Roll out the pie dough and use a circular 1 cup measuring cup to cut out 8-10 circles out of the pie dough.
3. Add 1 Tbsp. Heinen’s apple pie filling to each circle.
4. Beat the egg with 1 tsp. of water. Brush the egg wash around each pie crust circle, then fold over to seal. Crimp the edges with a fork.
5. Brush the top of the pies with egg wash. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown.

Blueberry Dump Cake Squares

Makes 10 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Bake Time: 40 minutes
Cool Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×13-inch baking pan.
2. Spread the blueberry pie filling on the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle the cake mix evenly over the pie filling.
3. Slice the butter in pats and cover the cake mix. Top with 1 ½ cup of fresh blueberries.
4. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool for 15 minutes, then slice into squares and serve.

Cherry Kolache

Makes 18 kolaches
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Roll out the puff pastry sheets. Cut each puff pastry into 9 even squares.
3. Spoon 1 Tbsp. of Heinen’s cherry pie filling into each square. Fold the opposite corners and pinch together.
4. Place kolaches on a lined baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown.

Christina Musgrave

By Christina Musgrave

Christina Musgrave is a recipe developer, food photographer and food writer. She’s always looking forward to her next meal. Her blog, Tasting with Tina, is a celebration of easy yet delicious recipes that help busy families create delicious meals and memories in their homes.

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