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Canned Apple Pie Filling

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A great way to can apples to have on hand for apple pie or apple crisp.

Ingredients

  • 8 jars Quart-Size Canning Jars With Lids And Rings
  • 5 pounds Apples
  • 2-¼ cups Granulated Sugar, Divided
  • 5 cups Water, Divided
  • ½ cups Cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1-½ Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • ½ teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • ⅛ teaspoons Ground Nutmeg
  • ⅛ teaspoons Ground Cloves

Preparation

Place jars in the dishwasher to heat them up. They need to be hot when you put the filling inside.

Slice, peel and core apples. Set aside.

Combine 1 3/4 cups sugar and 4 1/2 cups of water together in a large pot; bring to a boil and make sure sugar is dissolved.

While it’s heating, combine 1/2 cup cornstarch, remaining 1/2 cup water and remaining 1/2 cup sugar. Stir in a bowl until no longer lumpy.

After sugar and water are boiling, whisk in the cornstarch mixture. Keep whisking to make sure lumps don’t form. Add in remaining ingredients (except apples) and bring to a boil to thicken.

Pack hot jars with apples. Ladle liquid into jars, leaving a 1/4 inch headspace. Remove bubbles and adjust 2-piece caps. Process in a water bath for 20 minutes (additional time may be needed according to your altitude—use standard canning practices). This is where a large pot is filled with water to completely cover the jars. This is done so that all the bacteria is killed and the jars are sealed and can sit on a shelf instead of in the freezer.

Makes 7-8 quarts (each one is enough for 1 pie).
Calories per quart: 400.

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Gwen Amos on 10.30.2015

Hello! I love this recipe. It’s delicious and easy to make. The only issue I have is, I only got 4 quarts of pie filling out of your recipe. So instead of 5 pounds of apples it should read 10 pounds of apples to make 8 quarts. Or keep it at 5 pounds of apples and it makes up 4 quarts. Of course if you are making a deep dish pie, as I did, you will need 2 quarts of pie filling. Thank you for this recipe.

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Katie on 11.15.2014

Tastes delicious, although I had to double the recipe to get enough to fit in all 8 quart jars.

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Cindy Sue on 3.25.2012

just popped over to your blog, and also printed out this recipe, can’t wait to try it!

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pjgonz on 12.5.2012

Delicious! Not overly sweet and just the right amount of spice.

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