Good morning everyone-
I need to do a cake with a peach filling, but do not know how to. Does anyone have a peach filling recipe out there?
Will APPRECIATE the help.
One of my favorite SIMPLE filling recipes works with almost any fruit: Buy a jar of jam/jelly in the flavor you need (Peach, here, obviously) and a small box of Jell-o in the same flavor. Mircowave the jam in a bowl just until warm...NOT HOT! Probably just about a minute. Stir the Jell-o into the jam and it will dissolve. The most common question I get is "Will it be grainy from the Jell-o?" The answer is no. The Jell-o dissolves completely very quickly. You can make this more "natural" by using a whole fruit spread that has chunks of fruit in it. The stuff last a really long, time, too, just store it in the original jam jar in the fridge. It has the same fridge-life as jam/jelly. I always have strawberry, blackberry and raspberry in the fridge.
SpringFlour, that sounds yummy! Could you add fruit to it or does it mess up the filling?
Springflower that sounds great and yummy.... Can we add real chunk of peaches in there???
Boy does that peach filling sound to die for!! I would be wary of using chunks of anything in my fillings (nuts, fruits, etc.) because if you are stacking a cake and using supports there is a good chance that one of the supports will land on a chunk of nut or fruit thus rendering your supports unstable. That's why I don't bother with chunks of stuff in the filling. But I don't see why a few cut up peaches wouldn't be awesome in it for taste.
I would have to agree with bobwonderbuns about the chunks. I tend to keep my fillings relatively smooth, but like I had mentioned, if you use "whole fruit spread" instead of jam, you do get actual chunks of peach, just not big ones - and it really has a very peachy taste. Also, I really like that this filling lasts a pretty long time in the fridge. Since the jam has already been processed with preservatives (sounds yummy, all those preservatives ), it lasts. If you put fresh fruit in it, it wouldn't last long. And really, there's no way you're going to use more and 1/4 to 1/2 the jar, even on a large cake, so you want it to last a while in the fridge.
I used SpringFlour's recipe last night - 4 berry fruit spread and raspberry jello. It was SO easy and tastes delicious. I put some on my mini-cheesecakes for today and have the rest in the fridge to try on a cake. I got peach, pineapple and raspberry (spreads and jello's) to try. Thanks so much, SF. I usually make my own raspberry filling, but I've had trouble with it not setting up and ruining my cake, so hopefully I have found something better.
the recipe sounds really delicious and easy to make...can't wait to try it!
This a keeper!
I did this and it came out GREAT!! Thank you all
Sounds delish! Thanks for the ideas!!
This may have been obvious to everyone, but ... what size jar of preserves and what size jell-o box did you use?
Here I am, looking online for an apricot filling, and come across this right here on CC!! Why do I go anywhere else??
This sounds great, and I plan on trying it, but with apricot instead of peach. yummmmy...
I'm at work so I can't say exactly what size my fruit was, but I'm guessing 12-15 ounces. I used a small box of regular jello. I started to get the sugar free and may try that the next time.
thanks for the recipe. i was looking for a strawberry filling for a cake i have to do on thursday. im going to try this!
for those of you have made it - what is the texture/consistency like?
Thanks! I'm going out to get some preserves and jell-o!
I did not use preserves , but i tried using peaches(diced and made them slightly tender over low flame with a lil sugar). Then I mixed 2 cups of boiling water to three boxes of peach jell-o. Then, when warm I added it to the diced peaches. I also added 2 packets of gelatin to some warm water then mixed everything together. It came out really great. I wanted to try what SpringFlour advised but my husbands family wanted some real peaches in there.
I didn't add any water ...
Thanks for the great Recipe.
I'm glad you all have liked it! Like I said, it's my favorite easy filling and I always have some on hand.
I use a small box of Jell-o and a jar of jam that is 18 ounces, but you can use just about any size of jam...as long as it isn't one of those "family" sizes. This is one of those concoctions that don't really require much accuracy. That's why I like it so much!
I am so glad I found this. Just had a call today for a peach filling and this sounds great to me!!!
I have some dumb questions - what is the actual purpose of adding jello to preserves? Does it change the texture, taste? Does the cake with this filling need to be refrigerated?
The jello just firms it up a bit. The texture really isn't much different, and I haven't noticed much difference in the taste...maybe just a bit "brighter" of a taste? Nothing like artificial flavoring to brighten up the flavor of food, eh?
I never refrigerate my cakes, there's never room in the fridge. The filling is fine when left at room temperature. It's been eaten at my house after sitting out for a week.
Thank you so much, I got one more I thought of: how much of the fruit filling you actually put in the cake? Same as if it was buttercreme, all the way to the top of the damb or less? Just seems like so much jam...
Thanks again, P
I don't put it on incredibly thick. I don't know the exact amount... I just "eyeball it." I make it thick enough so the cake is covered, but I can still see the cake through the filling. Does that make sense? I'd say it's maybe about an eighth of an inch thick.
If you use too much your layers will slide around a bit!