Wondering what to do with leftover apple pie filling? Well, there are several ways you can use it. You can add it to beverages and breakfast cereals, for instance. You can even use it for baking an on-the-go snack.
In this post, we’ll provide you with 15 ideas to enjoy your filling leftovers. Better still, all of them are simple and delectable.
15 Ways to Use Apple Pie Filling Leftovers
There are countless ways you can enjoy leftover apple pie filling. Here are both the yummiest and simplest ones:
1 – Make an Apple Milkshake
Looking for an appetizing beverage to enjoy with your apple pie or on its own? Use the leftovers to make a yummy milkshake with this 3-minute recipe!
Add a 1/4 cup of milk and 1 ½ cups of frozen yogurt into your blender. You can replace frozen yogurt with the same amount of vanilla ice cream for a sweeter taste.
In addition, add ¼ to ½ teaspoon of cinnamon if you like the taste of apple-cinnamon mix. Then, combine one cup of leftover filling.
Blend these components for 2 to 3 minutes until they’re entirely smooth. Pour and enjoy.
2 – Blend Up an Apple Pie Smoothie
Apple pie smoothie is another irresistible beverage you can make using your leftover filling. To make this smoothie, you’ll need:
- ½ cup of leftover filling.
- 1 medium to large-sized chopped apple, frozen for 12 hours.
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.
- 2 cups of unflavored, unsweetened Greek yogurt.
- 1–2 tablespoons of almond milk.
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
- 2–4 honey tablespoons for sweetening.
Add all of these components into a blender, and blend them for 2 minutes or until they’re smooth.
3 – Add to Your Pancakes Mix
Your leftover apple pie filling can add a lot of deliciousness to your morning pancakes. Use your filling to make caramel apple pancakes for breakfast.
Mix the leftovers with an equal amount of caramel sauce. Then, combine them with pancake mix and lift them in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours.
At breakfast time, grab the mix and a pan and make your yummy apple caramel pancakes.
4 – Toss into Overnight Oatmeal
Level up your overnight oats taste by adding the punchy sweet flavor of apple pie filling.
Here’s how to prepare your overnight apple pie oatmeal:
- Mix 1 cup of oats with 1 ½ cups of milk or water.
- Add your apple pie filling and any fruits of your choice.
- You can also add nuts or seeds.
- Leave in the refrigerator overnight.
- Now, you have an on-the-go, delicious and nutritious meal.
5 – Blend With Fruit Salad
You can make a delectable fruit salad by combining your leftover apple pie filling with your favorite fruits. Simply chop up your chosen fruits and mix them with the pie filling.
You can eat this salad on its own or add it to a pound cake or even ice cream.
6 – Mix With Yogurt
If you love to serve your yogurt with applesauce, you can use apple pie filling as a natural alternative.
Add a spoon or two of apple pie filling to the yogurt mix and enjoy.
7 – Top a Cheesecake
Add a rich, luscious layer of sweetness to your cheesecake by topping it with apple pie filling.
The filling will bring a totally new flavor and texture to the cake, so you’ll enjoy nontraditional cheesecake and tell your friends all about it!
8 – Make an Apple Cake
Your apple pie leftovers can add a sweet, unique flavor to your next cake and make it much moister.
To get these desired features, add a cup of apple pie filling to your homemade cake mix or even the pre-made one before baking it.
The great thing about this apple addition is that it pairs perfectly with a wide variety of other flavors. So, you can use it with endless types of cake.
9 – Garnish Waffles or French Toast
You can use apple pie filling as a topping for your waffles or French toast instead of maple syrup.
This filling will add a punchy, sweet taste to these classic breakfast dishes.
10 – Fold into Granola
Mix the filling with your breakfast crunchy granola to get a sweeter and more delectable meal.
Whether homemade or pre-made, adding apple pie filling to your granola will make it incredibly delicious.
11 – Fill Mini Tart Shells
You can use the leftover filling for its original purpose, as a pie filling, but this time to fill mini tart shells. Bake mini tart shells or purchase them and fill them with apple pie filling.
Then, top them with whipped cream. You can enjoy them like this or add your favorite fruit as an extra twist.
12 – Add to Cookies
Apple pie filling can add a punchy flavor to your cookies. When preparing your cookies, mix half a cup of the filling with your traditional ingredients to add this desirable taste.
The great thing about this filling is that it goes well with most cookie types, whether chocolate chip, raisin, or even sugar cookies.
13 – Combine with Cottage Cheese
Tired of the traditional taste of cottage cheese? Add a bit of apple pie filling to the cheese, and you’ll fall in love with the new flavor.
Not only will pie filling bring fantastic flavor, but it’ll also add a creamy, desirable texture to the cheese.
14 – Make an Apple-Banana Popsicles
You can use the apple pie filling to make a delightful frozen dessert. To do so, mash one or two pieces of banana and mix them with one cup of apple pie filling.
Pour the mixture into molds for making popsicles and place them in the freezer overnight. The next day, you’ll have a mouth-watering dessert to enjoy.
15 – Use in Granola Bars
You can use your leftover filling to make apple pie granola bars and have them as a quick snack any time of the day.
To prepare your granola bars, you’ll need the following:
- ½ cup of apple pie filling.
- ½ cup finely chopped apple.
- 1 ½ cups of crispy rice cereal.
- 1 cup of oat (old-fashioned).
- ¼ cup of unsweetened, unflavored Greek yogurt.
- 1 ½ teaspoons of cinnamon.
- 1 teaspoon of melted unsalted butter or coconut oil.
- ½ teaspoon of salt.
- 2–4 tablespoons of honey.
Once you have all the ingredients, follow these steps to make your delicious bars:
- Set the oven to 300 °F.
- Coat a medium-sized pan with cooking spray.
- Mix the oat, cinnamon, and rice cereal in a bowl.
- In another bowl, combine the pie filling and coconut oil or the butter and mix well. Then, add Greek yogurt, salt, and honey to the coconut oil mix and stir well.
- Pour the cinnamon and cereal blend over the other mixture.
- Add the diced apple over them.
- Place the mixture into the baking pan and bake it for 15 to 17 minutes at 300 °F.
- Wait until it cools down, slice, and enjoy.
How Long Will Apple Pie Filling Last in the Refrigerator?
Generally, apple pie filling can last in the refrigerator for up to 4 days and up to 3 months in the freezer. To protect it from going bad before these periods end, you should place it in an airtight container.
How Do You Store Leftover Apple Pie Filling?
You can store apple pie filling in either the refrigerator or the freezer. Here’s how to do it:
- Before storing it, let it cool down until it settles at room temperature.
- Grab an airtight Ziploc bag or jar and transfer the filling inside.
- Place it in the refrigerator if you’ll use it within a few days, or leave it in the freezer if you’ll use it after a while.
Can You Eat Apple Pie Filling Out of the Can?
There’s no problem with eating canned apple pie straight from the can since it’s pre-cooked.
However, you won’t probably enjoy its taste when you eat it on its own. Try combining it with other components to get the best flavor.
So, what to do with leftover apple pie filling?
You can mix apple pie filling with endless desserts, dishes, and beverages, simply because the apple flavor is so well-liked.
Plus, you can store the filling in the refrigerator and use it for up to 4 days. Another option is to leave it in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Enjoy your apple pie!
Sarah is the founder of Baking Kneads, LLC, a blog sharing guides, tips, and recipes for those learning how to bake. Growing up as the daughter of a baker, she spent much of her childhood learning the basics in a local bakery.