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Canned Apple Pie Filling

Make your own canned apple pie filling for the perfect homemade pie.


Canned Apple Pie FillingThis tasty pie filling comes in handy for fast wintertime desserts--use it to make apple pie or apple crisp, or serve warm over ice cream, pancakes or waffles.

Ingredients
Peeled, cored and sliced apples (any kind) to fill 6 one-quart jars
4 ½ cups sugar
1 cup cornstarch
2 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. nutmeg
10 cups water
3 T. lemon juice

Preparation
Pack apple slices tightly into the hot, sterilized quart jars. Measure sugar into a heavy-bottomed Dutch oven or stock pot. Sift together cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg; stir well to combine with sugar. Gradually add water, whisking vigorously to remove lumps. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, until thickened and bubbly.

Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice.

Using a ladle and canning funnel, pour syrup over packed apples in jars, leaving a ¾-inch headspace. Slide a butter knife between mixture and sides of jar to remove any air bubbles; add more syrup if necessary. Wipe rims of jars, seal with prepared lids and rings, and process in a boiling water bath for 20 minutes. Makes 6 quarts.

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Sounds quite simple, it's a shame not to give it a try.
Dante, Hyde Park, MA
Posted: 12/30/2012 11:09:43 AM
My 3 grandaughters and I spent a lovely Sunday afternoon making this filling. We had a lot of fun making memories. Your recipe was easy and tasty!!!!!
Rosie, Prescott, MI
Posted: 10/21/2012 11:46:46 AM
Sounds like a great idea. Especially since we have 5 buckets of apples waiting to be worked on.
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 10/1/2012 11:51:14 PM
Love it! Love it! Love it! Do this every year and friends and family always ask me for more.
Jennifer, Delevan, NY
Posted: 10/1/2012 10:23:24 AM
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