Peach pie filling recipe made with your favorite ripe peaches & simple pantry ingredients! Easy recipe for peach filling to use in pies, cobblers, tarts, on ice cream, etc.
Making fresh peach pie filling is even easier than you may have thought because we only need 6 ingredients and 4 or 5 steps from start to finish. You’ll be wondering why you hadn’t made your own peach filling before (or why you haven’t tried this recipe). Because once you try this simple pie filling recipe, there is no going back to the others. This one is the best.
Homemade peach pie filling
This recipe is fabulous and wonderful in every aspect of the word. Using barely any effort or ingredients we end up with a wonderful filling that can be used for anything from pies to cobblers, cakes, and more.
Peach Filling Ingredients
-Water: You will need 1 cup of water to help us create a liquid to simmer the peaches in and make that custard-like consistency around the peach slices.
-Lemon juice: Adding in 1 tablespoon of lemon juice will help our peaches to remain vibrant in color and make this filling taste fresh.
-Sugar: Use 1 cup of granulated sugar for a sweet filling perfect for any dessert.
-Cornstarch: To help us thicken our filling to the perfect consistency, add ¼ cup of cornstarch.
-Vanilla: To make the filling taste even better, add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
-Peaches: You will need 5 cups of sliced peaches but can use fresh or frozen depending on what you have on hand.
How to Make Peach Pie Filling
Combine the water, lemon juice sugar, and cornstarch in a large pot over medium-high heat.
Whisk the mixture together constantly until it becomes thick and begins to bubble.
Remove from the heat and add in the vanilla and the peach slices.
Stir together gently to combine.
Use the pie filling in pies, cakes, cobblers, or on top of vanilla ice cream as desired. Enjoy!
What kinds of peaches work best?
I do recommend using freestone peaches so that the pit is easily removed without damaging the fruit. Other than that, you can use whatever variety of peach you like! Ripe ones are best as they are the sweetest and have perfect texture fruit for making pie filling.
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 cup sugar
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 5 cups peaches fresh or frozen, sliced
- In a large pot over medium high heat add in the water, lemon juice, sugar and cornstarch.
- Whisk constantly until mixture becomes thick and comes to a bubble.
- Remove from heat and add the vanilla and your peaches.
- Stir everything gently to combine.
- Use in pies, cakes, cobblers or even just on top of vanilla ice cream.
Can I use canned peaches instead of fresh ones?
While I have not tried this recipe with canned peaches I think it could work out fine for a slightly sweeter pie filling. Make sure to drain off as much excess liquid as you can from the peaches on a paper towel and be very gentle when stirring as these peaches are much softer and can break apart more easily.
Will pie filling thicken as it cools?
Yes, this filling recipe will thicken as it cools because it uses a thickening agent. However, you must cook the mixture to a thickened point before removing it from heat for the mixture to continue to thicken as it cools. If you do not cook the mixture long enough the filling will not thicken very much as a result.
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This easy peach pie filling will no doubt become your go-to recipe for all you peach filling-needing desserts. It’s so quick and easy to make it’s no secret why we love it!
Peach pie filling recipe made with your favorite ripe peaches & simple pantry ingredients! Easy recipe for peach filling to use in pies, cobblers, tarts, or on ice cream!