This homemade apple pie filling is incredibly easy to make and tastes so much better than anything you'll buy in a can! Use it for classic apple pie or in a variety of desserts all year round!
Prep Time: 10mins
Cook Time: 12mins
Total Time: 22mins
Servings: 8(4 cups total)
4Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
In a large bowl, toss the apples with lemon juice; set aside.
In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the water and cornstarch until combined with no visible lumps.
Add cornstarch/water mixture to a large saucepan along with both sugars, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, and salt.
Bring mixture to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Then bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly until just thickened.
Add in the apples and stir to coat; bring back up to a boil and then reduce heat to medium/gentle simmer; cook until the apples are soft and tender, about 10-13 minutes (this will depend on how thick/thin you sliced your apples.)
Remove from heat and allow the apple filling to cool for at least 10 minutes.
Transfer to a jar and cool completely (it will set up and thicken as it cools.) Tightly seal with the lid.
You can use the filling now or store for later.
For recipe variations and storage info, please refer to the full article.
Nutritional information given is an automatic calculation and can vary based on the exact products you use and any changes you make to the recipe. If these numbers are very important to you, I would recommend calculating them yourself.
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