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!
Pie Filling From Canned Fruit
- 29 oz. can fruit in juice, sliced or diced
- 1/4 to 1/2 sugar cup, more or less…to 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!