How to Bake Like a Pro with Pastry Fillings

Those scrumptious filled donuts, turnovers, and other filled pastries at your favorite bakeshop—chances are, they’re filled with Dawn pastry fillings. Dawn is the largest supplier of baking ingredients to bakeshops in America. And their fillings are outstanding. These fillings come in two categories: Fruit and cream. The fruit fillings include raspberry, lemon, cherry, blueberry, and apple. The cream fillings include Bavarian, cream cheese, and chocolate Bavarian. Our best selling fillings are Bavarian, apple, and lemon. Use Pastry Fillings to Bake Like the Pros Pastry fillings are like pie fillings on steroids!Yes, you can use pie fillings in your pastries and …

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Easy Fried Apple Pies

Fried apple pies are flakey and crisp, like fair food, but so good. Little fried apple pies make for a rustic, quick, and easy treat; and you can use premade apple pastry filling to make it even easier. Just roll and cut out the crust, stick it into the dough press, load in the filling, crimp the edges, and fry. What You’ll Need for Fried Apple Pies Use a premade pie crust or the recipe below. Use a dough press to cut and crimp your crust. Use an apple pastry filling. Or make your filling with fresh apples. See How …

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Apricot Cream Cake with a Mango Drizzle

This apricot cream cake is one of my favorites, a very fragrant, fruity whipped cream cake. It’s made with a simple Vanilla Bean Baby Cake base mixed with a touch of apricot flavoring and frosted with an apricot whipped cream frosting drizzled with mango dessert sauce with an apricot pastry filling between the layers. That’s a mango dessert sauce drizzled over the top. It’s the perfect complement. About the Apricot Flavor We made this cake because we are in love with our apricot flavor. It’s delightful, smooth, sweet, and authentic. As expected, it made a great frosting. About the Apricot …

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How to Make Homemade Pop Tarts® and Recipes

  “I’m going to make Pop Tarts,” Julie announced. I wasn’t a fan. But before we were through, we had terrific pop tarts—pop tart recipes that even adults would love. My favorites? Boston Cream Pie Pop Tarts, Chubby Cherry with Cream Cheese Frosting Pop Tarts, and Cherry Chocolate Pop Tarts. They are easy and quick to make. We’ll give you the recipes and tell you how to make them. There are three components to these pop tarts: the pastry (crust), the filling, and the frosting. You can use a pie crust mix for the shell or make a chocolate pastry …

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Easy Pie Turnovers

DESCRIPTION If you want to make a simple treat for your family and friends, this is the recipe for you. These delicious turnovers are easy to make and are great to serve guests for any occasion. They’re worth every bite! INSTRUCTIONS  Our Pantry 1 Dough Press 1 Pie Crust Mix 2 tbsp. Chubby Cherry Filling or other fruit fillings 2 tbsp. Cream Cheese or Bavarian Creamor 3-4 tbsp. fruit filling         Your Pantry 3 eggs 2 t. oil 1/2 cup water Steps Step 1—Roll and cut the dough: Roll the dough out until it is no thicker than 1/4 …

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Make Your Own Bavarian Cream

Blog Home Prepared Pantry Store Shopping Cart Take your desserts to the next level with real Bavarian cream. It really is a must-have filling for many desserts: cream puffs, pies, cupcakes, donuts, and more. Here, you can decide between making your own Bavarian cream with our recipe or using our pre-made Bavarian cream to make your life easier and tastier. Homemade vs. Premade Normally, I’d tell you that making anything from scratch is always better–even if you have to put a little extra work in it, but the line between “worth the effort” and “still has great taste” gets very …

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Make This Fabulous Banana Cream Pie in 20 Minutes

Blog Home Prepared Pantry Store Shopping Cart Get your Bavarian Cream Filling for just $2 per pound! Each pack makes 3 pies. Add it to cart and use code “ZBPIE” at checkout. Make this Fabulous Banana Cream Pie in 20 Minutes Make it for just a few bucks! Welcome to the best, quickest, and easiest banana cream pie you will ever make! Quick and easy! Use our just-add-water pie crust mix and Bavarian cream for the filling, and you won’t have to make anything from scratch or cook anything more than the pie crust. Best tasting! You won’t find a …

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Lemon Cream Pie Filled Cupcakes

These are wonderful creamy cupcakes with a bright, lemon flavor. The cake is lemon, the filling is lemon, and the frosting is a buttercream frosting to balance the flavors. How to Make Lemon Cream Pie Filled Cupcakes The Cupcake Recipe Ingredients Vanilla Bean Baby Cakes cake mix 1 teaspoon lemon flavor Directions: Add the lemon flavor to the cake mix. Mix and bake according to package directions. About the Lemon Pastry Filling Use our Lemon Pastry Filling to fill your lemon cream pie filled cupcakes. Clip a corner on the two-pound pack of lemon filling and squeeze about 1/3 ounce …

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Peaches and Cream Turnover Pastries Recipe

I love fresh peaches and peach pie, so I’m very partial to this turnover recipe. We could have added cinnamon and a little nutmeg to these pastries, but if you have good peaches, you don’t need to. About the Pastry Filling For these turnover pastries, we used fresh peaches mixed with our Bavarian cream filling. The filling is authentic and premade, so it’s convenient and tasty. We could have also used our peach pastry filling to make the recipe even easier, but I just love peaches so much. FREE Baking Guide “How to Bake Like the Pros with Pastry Fillings” …

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Mixed Berries and Cream Turnover Pastries Recipe

For these mixed berries and cream turnover pastries, we used frozen mixed berries, for this recipe and paired it with Bavarian cream. Ingredients 1 pie crust dough for six turnovers 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon cold water 1 cup individually frozen mixed berries, thawed in the microwave 1 cup Bavarian cream filling at room temperature Directions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Roll out the pie crust until it is just less than 1/4-inch thick. Use a dough press to cut out six circles for the turnover pastries. Mix the berries and the Bavarian cream together. Place the circles in …

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Banana Cream Little Pie Recipe

Most banana cream pies are made with uncooked bananas so we were a little cautious with this banana cream turnover pastries recipe.  But the bananas–even though they were cooked–buried in all that Bavarian cream, were excellent.  The filling is very much like an old-fashioned banana pudding. FREE Baking Guide Ingredients: 1 pie crust dough for six turnovers 1 tablespoon cold water 1 cup ripe, sliced bananas 1 cup Bavarian cream filling at room temperature Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Roll out the pie crust until it is just less than 1/4-inch thick. Use a dough press to cut …

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Blueberry Lemon Turnover Pastries Recipe

We’ve always been partial to blueberries and lemon together.  This blueberry lemon turnover pastries recipe uses lemon filling with frozen blueberries, though we could have tried our blueberry pastry filling instead for more convenience.   Again, with only two ingredients in the filling, this is super easy and quick.  FREE Baking Guide! Blueberry Lemon Turnover Pastries 1 pie crust dough for six turnovers 1 tablespoon cold water 1 cup individually frozen blueberries thawed in the microwave 1 cup lemon pastry filling at room temperature Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Roll out the pie crust until it is just less …

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Blueberries and Cream Cheese Turnover Pastries Recipe

Cherry turnover cut in half

This blueberries and cream turnover pastries recipe uses cream cheese filling instead of Bavarian cream, but it is good with either. Again, with only two ingredients in the filling, this is super easy and quick. FREE Baking Guide Blueberries and Cream Turnover Pastries Ingredients: 1 pie crust dough for six turnovers 1 tablespoon cold water 1 cup individually frozen blueberries thawed in the microwave 1 cup cream cheese filling at room temperature Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Roll out the pie crust until it is just less than 1/4-inch thick. Use a dough press to cut out six …

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Raspberry Cream Turnover Pastries

You can make raspberry and cream turnover pastries with either fresh or frozen raspberries or with raspberry pastry filling.  This recipe uses Bavarian cream pastry filling and makes very scrumptious pies. With only two ingredients in the filling, this is super easy and quick. FREE Baking Guide Raspberry Cream Turnover Pastries 1 pie crust dough for six turnovers 1 tablespoon cold water 1 cup raspberry pastry filling 1 cup Bavarian cream at room temperature Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Roll out the pie crust until it is just less than 1/4-inch thick. Use a dough press to cut out …

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Cupcakes

Did you know that you can make ganache with peanut butter? You can! And since ganache is easy, this is an easy topping. We added chopped pretzels as a coating.  The pretzels created a spark of salt and crunch (I thought we needed more pretzel pieces but both Kelli, in the kitchen, and Leslie, from Production, said it was just right). The Cupcakes Vanilla Bean Baby Cakes cake mix Mix and bake cupcakes according to package directions.   The Filling Chocolate Bavarian Crème Clip a corner on the two-pound pack and squeeze about 1/3 ounce through the top of each baked …

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Chocolate Raspberry Buttercream Cupcakes

This cupcake is definitely for raspberry lovers. It is made with a chocolate cake mix and chocolate chips added to the batter. Then we filled them with raspberry pastry filling, frosted them with vanilla raspberry buttercream and topped them off with a fresh raspberry. If you are a raspberry lover, then you will love these cupcakes. The Cupcakes Very Fudgy Baby Cakes cake mix 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips Bake the cupcakes as directed on the package, adding the chocolate chips before baking.   The Filling Raspberry Pastry Filling Clip a corner on the two-pound pack of filling and squeeze …

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Black Forest Cupcakes

Black Forest is a mixture of chocolate and cherry.  We used a boxed cake mix and filled the cupcakes with cherry pastry filling.  We then used a chocolate buttercream frosting mix and added a teaspoon of cherry flavoring.  We sprinkled the cupcakes with Black Forest bark topping. The Cupcakes Make a batch of chocolate cupcakes with a boxed cake mix such as our Very Fudgy Baby Cakes Cake Mix.  Let them cool on a rack. The Filling Cherry Pastry Filling Snip a quarter-inch corner off the 2 lb. pastry bag. Insert the snipped corner into the top of a cupcake.  …

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Chocolate Cherry Cordial Flourless Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cherry Cordial Flourless Chocolate Cake from https://www.preparedpantry.com/

This makes a gorgeous, very fancy flourless chocolate cake—certainly fit for a special occasion and yet it is not very much work.  It is an easy flourless cake topped with a cherry pastry filling and drizzled with a chocolate amaretto sauce. (Amaretto is a flavor commonly used in cherry chocolate cordials.) And, because it’s flourless it is also gluten free! Chocolate Cherry Cordial Flourless Chocolate Cake One flourless chocolate cake, cooled 1 cup cherry pastry filling (see notes) powdered sugar for dusting chocolate amaretto sauce (recipe follows) whipped cream Top the chocolate cake with the cherry pastry filling.  To serve, cut the cake …

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Cream Cheese and Cherry Skillet Cobbler

We love these skillet cobblers.  And we have a great cream cheese filling and a great cherry filling and topping—Chubby Cherry.  So, obviously, we put the two together. You can make this with pie filling from the store but Chubby Cherry is better.  If you don’t think so, we’ll give you your money back. Cream cheese is a fairly strong flavor so it doesn’t take a whole lot, about 2/3 cup.  (You can use all cherry filling if you like. This is scrumptious with fresh cherries also) We topped individual servings with Lemon Cloud Whipped Cream.  The recipe follows. While …

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How to Make a Banana Cream Pie – in as Little as 20 Minutes

We nearly always have bananas around our house. Most of the time, they get eaten before they are too ripe. When they do get too ripe, they end up in banana bread, a smoothie, or the freezer. (To freeze bananas, peel them and put them in zip lock. They’ll last for months.) There’s no such thing as too ripe for baking but for the perfect banana pie, you want them ripe but still firm.Try to catch them just before they get soft. Today, I’ll tell you how to make a traditional banana pie with a cooked cream filling as well …

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