With fresh peaches, brown sugar and cinnamon, this Homemade Peach Pie Filling is super flavorful and is ready for your next baking adventure!
A TASTY PIE FILLING RECIPE
Peaches are one of my go-to fruits, I absolutely cannot get enough of any and all things peach related. One recipe that I think that everyone needs in their food arsenal is a Homemade Peach Pie Filling. This recipe is super easy to make and oh so flavorful with the fresh peaches, brown sugar and cinnamon as the main stand out ingredients. This is great for more than just pies. You can use it in other desserts (like my Peaches and Cream Bars), as ice cream toppings in oatmeal and more. If you are a peach lover like I am then you absolutely have to make this Homemade Peach Pie Filling recipe!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
This makes about 4 cups depending on how much you cook it down. To make a standard size pie, you will want about 4 cups of pie filling.
The best way that I have found to peel peaches is by first placing them into boiling water for about 20 seconds, removing and then immediately placing in an ice bath until they are cool to the touch. Then you can use a paring knife to easily remove the skin off or use a vegetable peeler. It should slide right off though.
With cornstarch! Cornstarch is a great thickener or you can use arrowroot as well. The goal is to make sure to continuously stir so the cornstarch gets totally incorporated and to give the heat time to help it thicken.
Yes. If using frozen, it will take longer for them to soften so keep that in mind because you are cooking them down from a frozen state. Canned peaches should be in 100% juice (not syrup) and the juice should be drained well. I don't think you get the same flavor from canned peaches and they tend to break down too much.
Absolutely! Just follow proper canning procedures.
Let the filling cool and then place in an airtight container and this will keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. This can also be frozen in a freezer container where it will keep for up to 3 months. To defrost, remove to the refrigerator overnight until thawed.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
- granulated sugar
- light brown sugar
- pure vanilla extract
- ground cinnamon
HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE PEACH PIE FILLING:
Melt the butter in a medium pot over medium heat.
Stir in the granulated and brown sugar then add the vanilla extract, cinnamon and salt and stir once again.
Let the sugar melt down for 5 minutes, stirring.
As you stir then add the peaches. Stir and cook for 5-8 minutes or until the peaches start to become soft.
Add the cornstarch and stir and cook for 5 minutes or until thickened.
Remove the pan from the heat and bake in a crust or let it cool completely before storing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
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Homemade Peach Pie Flling
- 1 tablespoon of butter
- ½ cup of granulated sugar
- ½ cup of light brown sugar packed
- 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon of salt
- 2 pounds of peaches about 6, peeled and sliced
- ¼ cup of cornstarch
- Melt the butter in a medium pot over medium heat.
- Stir in the granulated and brown sugar then add the vanilla extract, cinnamon and salt and stir once again.
- Let the sugar melt down for 5 minutes, stirring.
- As you stir then add the peaches.
- Stir and cook for 5-8 minutes or until the peaches start to become soft.
- Add the cornstarch and stir and cook for 5 minutes or until thickened.
- Remove the pan from the heat and bake in a crust or let it cool completely before storing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- You can use this is other desserts or toppings, see above for ideas.
- This can be frozen, see how to do that above.
- This uses about 6 peaches and produces about 4 cups worth of filling.
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