Super easy Apple Pie Filling to can or Freeze!
This is my favorite recipe by far. My trees are loaded and I cannot keep up with all apple preserving.
Apple Pie Filling
Recipe as written below is for 7 quarts of apple pie filling.
Apples (7 quarts peeled, cored & sliced)
Sugar (4 1/2 cups)
Corn Starch (1 cup)
Cinnamon (2 tsp)
Nutmeg (1/4 tsp)
Salt (1 tsp)
Water (10 cups)
Lemon Juice (3 tbs)
Use firm, crisp apples. If apples lack tartness, use an additional 1/4 cup of lemon juice for each 6 quarts of slices.
Yield: 7 quarts
Wash, peel, and core apples. Prepare slices 1/4-1/2 inches wide and place in cold water containing 1/4 cup lemon juice for every 4 cups water (or water containing ascorbic acid) to prevent browning.
For fresh fruit, place 6 cups at a time in 1 gallon of boiling water. Boil each batch 1 minute after the water returns to a boil. Drain, but keep heated fruit in a covered bowl or pot. Combine sugar, spices, Corn Starch, and spices in a large kettle with water and apple juice. Stir and cook on medium high heat until mixture thickens and begins to bubble. Add lemon juice and boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Fold in drained apple slices immediately and fill jars with mixture without delay, leaving 1 inch headspace. Adjust lids and process immediately in a waterbath according to the recommendations below.
Processing time for pint or quart size jars: 0-1000 ft: 25 min, 1001-3000 ft:30 3001-6000 ft: 30 mins Above 6000 ft: 40 mins
Freezer Instructions: Alternately this recipe can be placed in freezer bags and frozen for several months. Place approximately 4 cups apple mixture to fill one standard size pie.