Can You Use Canned Pie Filling For Cake Filling?

Decorating By charleezgal Updated 11 Nov 2008 , 7:50pm by jenlg

charleezgal Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 10:25pm
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Has anyone ever used canned pie filling for cake filling? I wanted to use canned cherry pie filling and puree it first. Would this work?

Thanks for any advice.

11 replies
renee2007 Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 10:53pm
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I have used cherry pie filling several times and it's yummy. I usually put a thin layer of buttercream on first and then the cherry on top of that. icon_smile.gif

2508s42 Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 11:10pm
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I have never used cherry, but I have used apple with a cinnamon cake, and it was awesome!

fiddlesticks Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 11:29pm
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I have, it works great. I also added some BC first to make sure it didnt soak in to much.

hummingbird59 Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 11:52pm
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I have used all different kinds. Cherry in a chocolate cake, lemon in lemon cake, and they also have out a new apple & cranberry and a caramel apple I am going to use in a spice cake. I haven't used the layer of BC, but haven't noticed any problem.

calicopurr Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 3:42am
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Sounds yummy..thanks for sharing!

Michelle104 Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 3:49am
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Duh!!! That never even dawned on me!! icon_lol.gif I am soooo gonna do this!!! Thanks for the idea! icon_lol.gif

AlamoSweets Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 4:43am
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I agree on adding a layer of BC before the filling. Also remember to make the dam around the edge a little wider and taller. The apple filling kept trying to ooze out on my spice cake.

GeminiRJ Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 6:42pm
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I love Wilderness brand lemon pie filling. Yumm! And I'm not even all that crazy for lemon. I just slather it on without a layer of BC...just a good dam of icing around the edge.

Monkess Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 7:14pm
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I use cherry all the time...my fav is choc and cherry.

charleezgal Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 7:38pm
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Thanks everyone for your input. This site is so awesome. Good advice on the layer of buttercream first. Makes a lot of sense to me!

I like the Wilderness brand too.

Thanks again. Now, off to the kitchen.

jenlg Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 7:50pm
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How would cherry be with a WASC cake? Should it really be pureed first or is that just personal preference?

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