This homemade Peach Pie Filling recipe is SO EASY to make! Store the filling in the freezer and enjoy peach desserts all year long!
It can be made with fresh or frozen peaches and simple ingredients from your pantry. Use this peach pie filling to make pies, cobblers, and cheesecake.
How To Make Peach Pie Filling
Start by peeling and slicing enough yellow peaches to get 6 cups of sliced peaches. Add granulated sugar and salt. Stir until the slices are coated. Cover and set aside for 30-60 minutes.
What kind of peaches should I use?
I would suggest using yellow peaches when making peach pie filling. They hold up well and won’t become mushy when baked.
Drain and reserve the sweetened peach juice from the peach slices. Transfer the sliced peaches to a separate bowl and set aside.
Can I use frozen peaches in this recipe?
Yes, frozen peaches can be a great option when fresh peaches aren’t available. Or for when you don’t feel like peeling and slicing peaches. You’ll need to thaw them first.
Stir together the brown sugar, cornstarch, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg in a large pot until combined.
Add the reserved peach juice and whisk until smooth.
Bring the sauce to a boil and then reduce heat. Simmer and stir until the sauce starts to thicken slightly.
Add the peaches and stir to coat with the sauce.
Continue cooking, stirring often, until the peaches are softened and the sauce is thickened.
Remove from the heat and allow it to cool, stirring occasionally.
Transfer the peach pie filling into containers or ziptop bags. Be sure to leave a little headspace in the containers so that there is room for expansion. If using a ziptop freezer bag, remove as much as as possible.
Can I freeze peach pie filling?
Yes, you can freeze peach pie filling! Once you’ve portioned out the filling, label the containers or bags with the contents, date, and amount. Another option is to freeze it in the shape of a pie dish as I explain in my peach pie recipe blog post.
As a frame of reference, one can of peach pie filling is about 2 1/3 cups. A pie takes up to two cans or 4 2/3 cups.
Store the containers or bags of filling in the fridge for 2-3 days or in the freezer for up to a year.
When you are ready to use the filling, simply thaw one container (or more). If you know ahead of time that you will be baking, you can thaw the filling in the fridge overnight.
How To Use Peach Pie Filling
To make a pie, put one crust in a 9-inch pie pan. Spread the peach pie filling over the crust. Top with a second crust that is either vented or in a lattice. Bake at 425˚F for 35-45 minutes.
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