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I made this in mass quanties so I didn't have the too much liquid issues. I just added more peaches when I saw that I had more liquid left in the pan. I will say however that I was disappointed in the flavor. I can't pin point what exactly is off but something. I am going to make the crisp and see how that works with the filling - I will update my review then.
Like another reader, I was excited to try this out as it sounds wonderful. I was very disapointed in the results. Alot of liquid left over to start with. I even went so far as to double the amount of peaches on my last 2 batchs just to get enough peaches in the jar. It does taste great. I made them as Christmas gifts but it will take 2 jars just to get enough peaches (- the liquid of 1 jar).. I did make the pie and I took the suggestions of adding apples and nuts. What I ended up with was an apple pie with some peaches in it. It was good though.
Just canned this and it did not thicken up so I had to keep adding cornstarch. I did can Pints of plain peaches that I will add to the filling when I make a pie and hopefully it isn't so runny.
I was really excited to make this, but I had a hard time understanding the directions-particularly how long to cook the peaches initially. I ended up with way too much liquid and I was able to fill only 4 pint jars with peaches. After they were done in the canner, they were still really liquidy. I'm sure it'll taste good and then end result will be worth it, but I was disappointed in the process. Will try again, but next time will use half as much sugar on the peaches and maybe more cornstarch. Thanks for posting.
I can't wait to try your peach pir filling. Please post your batter recipe for a cobbler!