Apple Pie Filling Recipe
- 18 cups sliced peeled tart apples (about 6 pounds)
- 3 tablespoons bottled lemon juice
- 4-1/2 cups sugar
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 10 cups water
- In a large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice; set aside. In a Dutch oven over medium heat, combine the sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Add water; bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add apples; return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until the apples are tender, about 6-8 minutes. Cool for 30 minutes.
- Ladle into freezer containers, leaving 1/2-in. headspace. Cool at room temperature no longer than 1-1/2 hours. Seal and freeze; store up to 12 months. Yield: 5-1/2 quarts (enough for about five 9-inch pies).
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It would be better not to can this as the cornstarch does not allow the filling to move around enough in the jar when you are canning to kill all the bacteria. I can apples with just as little light or medium syrup ( sugar and water) as will cover the apples. Then when I want to make a pie, I add more sugar mixed with cornstarch or flour.
How to make pie with this: Use a commercial or from scratch crust. Put crust in pie pan. Add a jar of thawed filling. Moisten edges of crust, and top pie with another crust. Cut off extra crust hanging over the edge of the pan. Crimp edges of both crusts together tightly. Cut slits or designs in top crust either before or after you put it in the pie. Bake at 350 or 375 degrees until the middle of the pie looks done, about one hour. Do a search if you want more details on making pies.
HOW DO YOU FIX THIS AFTER YOU TAKE IT OUT OF THE FREEZER
Do you think I could can this instead of freezing it?
Double the apples.
What a great way to use up your apples! Simple simple simple! After adding the apples to the Dutch oven it came very close to overflowing. I grabbed a large spatula and folded them in.