Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Pie Filling to Freeze

I don't know about you, but my family loves pie!
This recipe comes from a good friend, who has since passed away. I have slightly adjusted it over the years, and I am so glad she was kind enough to share this with me. 
I think of her every time I bake a pie:).
Sweet memories of a sweet person!
You can use any fruit {except all berry} and the pie bakes up wonderfully!

Rose's Pie Filling

2/3 cup white flour
1-1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon..or to taste
6- 6 1/2 cups fruit, peeled and sliced thin
If freezing: 1 gallon freezer bag

Pour first three ingredients in bag and mix.
Add 6- 6 1/2 cups of fruit, seal, and shake up until well mixed.
Squeeze air out and reseal.
Lay flat and freeze.

To Bake: Put frozen pie filling into crust lined pie dish. 
This is a pretty big pie, so be sure to mound fruit in the middle. 
Add 5 TBS. cold butter and dot the filling. 
Put top crust on, flute edges, and sprinkle top with cinnamon and sugar, if you like. 
Line edges with foil to prevent burning.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes...until hot and bubbly.
{I usually put a cookie sheet on the bottom rack with a little foil on it...just in case the pie bubbles over a bit.}
Take foil off for the last 25 minutes to brown the crust.
Enjoy your pie!

I try to have at least 15 frozen pies in my freezer for the year...and we eat every one!
It is nice around the holidays to have something prepared and quick to bake.
I have made these combinations:

Apple Blueberry {Substitute 1 cup in blueberries}
Peach Raspberry {Substitute 1 cup in raspberries}

Here are some other combinations you could try...

Apple Goes With:
Apricot, Blackberry, Blueberry, Cherry, Cranberry, Peach, Pear, Plum, Nectarine, Rhubarb and Strawberry 

Peach Goes With:
Apple, Apricot, Blackberry, Blueberry, Cherry, Cranberry, Peach, Pear, Plum, Nectarine, Rhubarb and Strawberry

Have a great day!



Anonymous said...

Do you cook the ingredients together prior to placing them in the freezer bag? Thank you!
Connie in Utah

Julia said...

Hi Connie,

No, you don't have to pre-cook anything! Just freeze and bake when you are ready:). Enjoy!


Kaitlin@Homemaker Design said...

Aaaa, this is perfect! I was just thinking today about the giant bag of apples slowly going bad and wondering what I could do with them. Thinking, "I want something to make and freeze with the apples!"

I've only been reading your blog for a short time, but you never cease to amaze me and provide such useful ideas!!! PS> I totally LOVE the way you do your pumpkin puree, I'm switching to your way! :D

CW said...

Great idea! I might have to try that.

~Kristin~ said...

You have been sharing so many wonderful and helpful posts lately.
Love it!
Thank You!

Momzoo said...

Thanks for the idea, I am getting 2 bushels of apples in the next week, and while I will be canning a lot of it, this recipe looks quick and easy for when I am tired of all the canning! ;-)

Sarah said...

What a great idea to freeze pie filling! It sure would make it easier when one had a hankering for pie. :) And this recipe is so versatile! Thank you for sharing it, as I will for sure be using it.

Gumbo Lily said...

Yum! I love pie. I like to freeze unbaked pie crusts in the tins. Makes for quick pie baking. Perhaps your freezer and my freezer could get together?


Sandra said...

I found your blog a few days ago and so enjoyed reading through your posts. With a name like Blissfully Content, how could I not enjoy my visits? :o)

I want to learn more about simple (and contented) living and have learned much from your writing.

And, thanks for the recipe. It's a great idea to freeze pie filling. I'll tuck this recipe away for reference.

Ravenhill Cottage

Melissa said...

Thanks so much for this recipe! What a great idea!

Shannon said...

This is awesome! Thank you for sharing!

Unknown said...

Great recipe! I love the versatility of this recipe. I have an "apple pie in a jar" canning recipe that I love to use, but this looks wonderful as an alternative. Thanks!

Ironstone and Pine said...

YUM! Looks SO good! Always a pleasure to see your delicious recipies posted Julia!
I was recently given the Versatile Blog Award and have chosen you as one of the recipients, hope you will check it out!! devon :)

Anne Marie said...

oh my gosh Julia! I have SO much to catch up on!! your blog is just so awesome!!!

the brown Shed said...

I have really enjoyed your posts on freezing and cooking from the garden. And this frozen pie filling is such a wonderful idea! --- We recently had a little course on "hospitality" at our ladies bible study. And recipes like this one are just perfect.

Thanks so much for sharing!


Robin said...

Maybe I missed it, but I would love CD of the music playing on your site.
Any info is appreciated. Blessings

Julia said...

Hi Robin!

I am so glad that you like the music:). The first and third songs are by The Wailin' Jennys...they are one of my favorite groups! The second instrumental is by Chris Thile...from Nickel Creek. Hope that helps!


Unknown said...

Wonderful ideas, but why no berries for the pie filling? Im allergic to cinnamon, so I am limited and would like to learn... thank you so much!

Kimberly in Texas

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