January 19, 2015

Chefs Can Capitalize on Rising Mini Dessert Trend with Lucky Leaf® Fruit Filling or Topping

  Versatile Product Goes Beyond Pies for Unique Dine-In and Convenient To-Go Menu Items  


Mini desserts are here to stay. According to a recent survey from the National Restaurant Association, 60% of professional chefs agree that bite-size and mini desserts will continue to be hot trends on restaurant menus in 2015. Additionally, Datassential MenuTrends found that in the last four years alone, the number of menus featuring a mini dessert option has grown by 33%. To help operators capitalize on this growing trend, Knouse Foods offers Lucky Leaf® Fruit Filling or Topping as the perfect ingredient for creating new dine-in or on-the-go mini dessert menu items. 


For much more than pies, Lucky Leaf Fruit Filling or Topping ensures that chefs can easily serve a variety of delicious, on-trend desserts such as: 



“Mini desserts are ideal because they can be eaten quickly and conveniently, without the guilt that larger portions bring,” says Todd Michael, Foodservice Sales Director at Knouse Foods. “Our proprietary research with Datassential found that more than half of 300+ foodservice operators surveyed believe that people who only think pie filling is good for pies are missing out. We completely agree and encourage chefs to use our Lucky Leaf Fruit Filling or Topping in all types of menu applications.” 


Lucky Leaf Fruit Filling or Topping is made with real fruit and comes in more than 14 flavors, including top sellers like Apple, Cherry, Blueberry, Peach and Strawberry. It’s ready to use, which is ideal for any labor-skilled kitchen, and shelf stable for added food safety. 


For more information and recipe ideas, visit: www.knousefoodservice.com/piefilling. 


About Knouse 

Knouse Foods is an established grower-owned fruit cooperative and food processor for apple and fruit related products. The cooperative includes fruit growers in the Appalachian region of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the Mid-West. Known for its environmental stewardship, Knouse Foods is committed to ensuring all of its products meet the highest standard for taste, quality and consistency. Product brands include Musselman’s® and Lucky Leaf®. For more information, visit www.knousefoodservice.com.