Easy Homemade Apple Pie Filling

Pie season is here and therefore it’s time to share our family favorite recipe for easy homemade apple pie filling. And bonus, you can freeze pie filling!

Pie season is here and therefore it's time to share our family favorite recipe for easy homemade apple pie filling. And bonus, you can freeze pie filling! ohsweetbasil.com

I grew up around a lot of canning. My mom canned all summer long and we got to eat that deliciousness all winter long. It was awesome and this apple pie filling totally reminds me of her.

We take everything for granted as kids and then suddenly you’re an adult and you’re trying to get down everything you can about your parents, their recipes, their advice etc. While I don’t can like my mom does, though I really should because nothing is quite like her fresh canned green beans, I do freeze quite a bit. This apple pie filling is great to use freshly picked fall apples.

I’ll have to get you her apple sauce recipe too. It’s my favorite applesauce around and store bought doesn’t really compare. It’s like a garden fresh tomato versus store bought. Just not the same thing.

How to make homemade apple pie filling ohsweetbasil.com

Which Apples Are Good For Homemade Apple Pie Filling

To make homemade apple pie filling you’ll want to choose good apples. You don’t want anything too mushy, but instead a crisp snap when you bite in. This will ensure that the apples cook down properly without turning to apple sauce. We prefer to use 2 Granny Smith and 2 Honey Crisp. Not only do both have great texture but the sour of the Granny and sweet from the Honey Crisp give a perfectly balanced flavor.

Cook your apples slowly as a high heat will burn the sugar and the apples.

At the very end drizzle in a slurry of cornstarch and water to turn the liquid into a sweet glaze that will make for a perfect pie, cheesecake topping or whatever else you choose to use it for.

How to Freeze Apple Pie Filling

To freeze apple pie filling, you just need to let things cool down completely. We stick the filling in the fridge and then straight into freezre storage bags which we press all of the air out of as we seal it. The apples are good for 1-2 months in the freezer, just be sure to defrost before serving.

How to Can Apple Pie Filling

 

Easy Homemade Apple Pie Filling

Pie season is here and therefore it’s time to share our family favorite recipe for easy homemade apple pie filling. And bonus, you can freeze pie filling!

Ingredients:

4 Medium Apples

3 Tablespoons Water

2 Tablespoons Butter

1 1/2 Teaspoons Cinnamon

1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg

1/3 Cup Sugar

1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons Cornstarch

2 tablespoons water

Directions:

Peel, core and chop or slice the apples.

Melt butter and cinnamon, and nutmeg over medium heat in a nonstick skillet. Stir in the apples, sugar and 3 tablespoons of water.

Cover and cook stirring occasionally for 4-6 minutes or until very slightly softened.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water.

While stirring, drizzle in the cornstarch and continue to cook until apples are soft  and filling is thickened. Let bubble for one minute. Cool completely.

Store in an airtight container for 2 weeks in the fridge or one month in the freezer.

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Apple Pie Fried Ice Cream Cake

Our favorite way to enjoy Autumn, apples from the orchard and ice cream to cool off on those still hot days.

Cinnamon ice cream, saucy apple pie filling and caramel crunchies make this ice cream cake awesome!

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.