Recipes For My Boys: Pie Filling Using Canned Fruit

Friday, June 7, 2013

Pie Filling Using Canned Fruit

I don’t know about you, but I cannot afford to always buy the expensive canned pie fillings.  Using canned peaches that cost 98 cents, I made my own pie filling.  So easy to do, which I absolutely love about recipes.  Another step to make coffee cakes or pies but hey, I save around $3.00 and that’s is worth the time to me.  As a bonus, I control the amount and type of sweetener I use.  Next time canned fruit goes on sale, stock up!   I know I will!

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Pie Filling From Canned Fruit
29 oz. can fruit in juice, sliced or diced
1/4 to 1/2 sugar cup, more or taste
3 Tablespoons corn starch, more if needed
3 Tablespoons juice from can

Remove 3 Tablespoons juice from can and add in a small bowl with corn starch, mix until dissolved and put aside.  Add fruit and remaining juice to a heavy saucepan.  Add sugar to taste.  Heat to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved.  Slowly add slurry of corn starch and water to fruit, stirring.  Reduce heat and simmer to your desired thickness, stirring so it doesn't stick.  Let cool and use as needed in your favorite recipes.  Enjoy! 

I made this Peach Coffee Cake using this recipe.  


Unknown said...

Hi, thank you for posting this recipe. Can't wait to try it. Will let you know how i did. C :)

Unknown said...

Hi my name is Sandy from Bonbeach Victoria Australia
I just made cherry pies and apricot pies from canned fruit using your receipt.
Thank you so much such a success. First try woohoo

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