I wanted to top a dessert with pie filling, but it's an expensive topping. So I used a can of peaches in lite syrup to make my own pie filling to use as a fruit topping. It yields 1-1/2 cups of pie filling. Fast, simple, delicious! #TexasHomesteader
Whisk together 1/3 cup sugar & a heaping tablespoon cornstarch. Then add reserved 1/2 cup drained fruit juice with the sugar mixture in a saucepan.
Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Boil until thickened and mixture begins to bubble.
Add reserved fruit (chopped if desired) all at once. Return to a boil, stirring constantly but gently until it's as thick as you like it.
Add 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Simmer for 1 minute longer, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat, stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.