Last Updated on July 31, 2022
Freezing peach pie filling is easier than you may think! In fact, you only need 3 easy steps! This way you can have peach filling for months to come!
Now, you never have to worry about a last-minute dessert idea or what to do with leftover filling. Our storage technique is suited for all fruit fillings and will help preserve it for up to 6 months.
Can You Actually Be Freezing Peach Pie Filling?
Most types of fillings, including pie fillings, are very easy to freeze. And what’s even better is that most of these pie fillings freeze exceptionally well!
Freezing peach pie filling is no exception. This filling usually consists of either fresh or preserved peaches, sugar, and flavoring ingredients. Because the mixture contains such a high amount of sugar, it is super easy to freeze it for a very long time.
Sugar helps preserve the flavor and texture of fruits when they are frozen. And, if you don’t already know, it can massively help prolong the shelf life of items – even during freezing.
So, bottom line is, yes, you can freeze peach pie fillings.
Benefits Of Freezing Peach Pie Filling
To freeze peach pie filling, you can follow two routes. The first is to freeze the entire baked or assembled pie. This is done with the baked pie crust and the inserted set filling.
The second is by freezing the pie filling on its own – separate from the pie crust.
We always recommend freezing different elements separately. This way, you can even further extend the shelf life of both items. This is because if one of them goes off when they are stored together, the other will soon follow.
But, why would you want to be freezing peach pie filling? There are many, MANY, benefits to freezing your fillings.
- Pre-making and freezing fillings will help you save prep time later.
- This technique enables you to always have some dessert or sweet treat on hand, especially when receiving unexpected guests.
- It is an economic way to buy ingredients in bulk, make a large batch of filling at once, and ultimately save on some money.
- And of course, freezing the filling allows you to avoid excess wastage of any leftovers. Instead of tossing it out or stuffing yourself (to an unhealthy point), you can simply freeze it for later use.
These are only our top reasons for freezing peach pie filling, but there are many others! Now, let’s have a look at the best ways to freeze peach pie filling.
Freezing Peach Pie Filling – What You Need
- Airtight container or ziplock bag
- Tray, optional
Step by step instructions
Step 1: Allow the filling to cool
Naturally, there are hundreds of peach-filling recipes out there. So, just make the recipe according to its instructions. If your filling is cooked, then you have to allow it to cool completely to room temperature.
You should never freeze warm items (even lukewarm)! This can cause rapid bacterial growth. In turn, it will spoil the item much more quickly. So, just make sure the filling is completely cool before freezing it.
Step 2: Place the filling into a container
Next, place the cooled filling into an airtight container or ziplock bag. Make sure that the container is free of stains and odors. The filling will absorb it quickly.
Step 3: Wrap and label the container
Next, you can close the container or bag. Wrap it in a layer of aluminum foil. One layer will be enough.
This is to protect the filling from excessive freezer burn. While it isn’t necessary, we highly recommend doing so.
And finally, label your foil with the name of the contents, the date you made and froze it, and the estimated use-by date (see below).
Step 4: Freeze the peach pie filling
Place the filling inside a roasting tray and in the freezer. The tray will simply help the Ziplock bags to freeze flat and evenly. This helps them stack a lot better. And, for the container, it can also help the filling freeze level.
How To Thaw Frozen Peach Pie Filling
The best way to thaw frozen fillings is slowly inside the fridge. First, remove the peach pie filling from the freezer and remove the layer of foil over it.
Then, place it inside a plate or tray with a lip. You don’t want to water to run down into your fridge. So, make sure the tray or plate has an edge to hold the water.
Then, simply place it in the fridge and allow it to slowly thaw overnight. Once thawed, you will likely have to reheat it so it is easier to spread inside your pie crust. And, reheating it will also help you get rid of any excess moisture.
How Long Does Frozen Peach Pie Filling Last?
If properly freezing peach pie filling, you can expect it to last up to 6 months! This time frame will allow you to still have a filling that is packed with flavor and that has a tender soft texture.
Anything longer than 6 months, and the filling will decrease in quality. But, it will still be edible. But, always check whether or not your filling is still good before simply eating it.
How To Tell If Peach Pie Filling Has Gone Bad?
If you are worried about the filling going bad, always check for mold. Mold doesn’t get killed inside of a freezer. Instead, they just go dormant. So, once the filling starts thawing, the mold will rapidly multiply and start visibly showing.
High-sugar fruit fillings almost always show mold as the first sign of deterioration.
Secondly, you can look for any rancid or sour smells coming from the container.
And finally, if anything tastes funny, it would be better to just toss the filling. Especially if it has already reached the 6-month mark.
We hope that you found this article on freezing peach pie fillings informative and helpful. You can apply these techniques and tricks to virtually all types of fruit pie fillings. The only thing that may change is how long they last.
If you still have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask us in the comments below.
Can you freeze fruit pie filling?
You can easily freeze any type of fruit pie filling. They freeze exceptionally well because of their high sugar levels. Fresh fruit fillings last even longer because they have a better texture.
Can you freeze uncooked peach pie?
We don't recommend freezing and assembling the uncooked peach pie. Once the raw pastry has to thaw or be baked, the wet filling will cause it to likely become soggy. It is a very difficult problem to avoid and it isn't salvageable. SO, rather freeze the elements separately. This way, you can pre-bake the raw crust before adding and baking the filling.
How long does peach pie filling last?
It depends on how you store it and where. In the fridge, if stored properly, a peach pie filling can last up to 5 days. This time frame can be extended if your filling doesn't start showing signs of mold growth. In the freezer, on the other hand, the filling can last up to 6 months!
How do you store fruit filling?
the fridge for a couple of days, or stored in the freezer for a few months. For both of these methods, you will need to store the filling inside an airtight container before placing them in the fridge or freezer. The container will protect the filling from rapid mold growth and absorbing odors.
Lindy Van Schalkwyk is a culinary specialist with a background in Advanced Cooking, Advanced Pâtisserie, Media Communications and Nutrition. She has gained invaluable experience in the culinary industry having worked in some of the top restaurants in Africa in 2016 and 2017. Her expertise in nutrition has enabled her to develop recipes for special dietary needs. In 2018, Lindy began working in the Food Media industry, focusing on recipe development, recipe writing, food writing and food styling.