Summer Pie Anytime (Make-Ahead Fruit Pie Filling)

"This is a make-ahead pie filling from freezer to oven. Great way to use fresh apricots or peaches, This way you will have a fresh fruit pie in the middle of winter. Note: To thicken this filling, use a basic ratio of 1 tablespoon of flour for every 2 cups apricots. Peaches may be juicer; for very juicy fruit, increase flour to 1 tablespoon per cup of peaches. The recipe comes from Sunset.com."
 
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Ready In:
1hr 50mins
Ingredients:
6
Serves:
6-8
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ingredients

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directions

  • Cut each of the apricots lengthwise into quarters (sixths if they're very large), discarding pits, (if using peaches, peel them and cut into thin wedges). You should have about 8 cups fruit total.
  • In a large bowl, gently mix fruit, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup flour (see note), lemon juice, cinnamon, and salt; Taste fruit and add more sugar if desired (up to 3/4 cup total).
  • Line a 9-inch pie pan with 20-inch-long sheet of foil (there should be about 5 inches of overhang on each side of the pan); Line the foil with a 20-inch-long piece of plastic wrap.
  • Pour fruit into plastic wrap; pull edges together and fold over to seal; then repeat to seal foil over plastic.
  • Freeze up to 3 months, removing from pie pan, after filling is hard, about 8 hours.
  • From freezer to oven:

  • To bake pie, unwrap frozen filling and place in a 9-inch pie pan lined with an unbaked crust; cover with top crust, crimp edges to seal, cut small slits in top to vent.
  • Place on foil lined baking sheet, for easy clean-up, Bake pie in a 375°F oven or convection until top crust is browned and filling is bubbling in the center,1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours (if crust gets brown before filling is bubbling, cover loosely with foil).

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  1. Well I didn't go ahead and acutally put this in a pie plate and freeze it as instructed but I did make this up with some apricots I had and then froze in a freezer container to make a pie later this winter. Was it good?? I had 2 of my grandkids fighing over stirring it while I kept telling them "NO MORE BITES!!" and them totally not listening to me. Then I would smile and take a bite and it would start all over again. I did a lot of work to get my 8 cups worth. Simply delicious!! Have more apricots for tomorrow and I think I will make as you instructed Barb. Thanks for sharing a great recipe!!
     
  2. not only does this taste its a good idea!
     
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