September 7, 2023

Easy Apple Pie Filling


“Autumn is the season to find contentment at home by paying attention to what we already have.”

A Classic & Simple Recipe

Ready to infuse your home with the essence of the fall harvest days? If you’ve been tirelessly searching the internet for the perfect Apple Pie recipe and find yourself drowning in a sea of options, your quest ends here. This quick and easy apple pie filling recipe is a simple way to encapsulate the flavors of the season, transforming backyard apples into culinary masterpieces. This versatile filling is your ticket to creating tarts, turnovers, or even elevating pancakes and ice cream. Whether enjoyed at home, school, or shared with friends, this recipe is a classic and is sure to delight.

If you want to make this homemade pie filling last throughout the year, consider canning it. Canning is a simple and effective way to preserve the freshness and flavors of your apple pie filling. After preparing your filling, follow your canner’s instructions for a water bath canning process, ensuring the jars are sealed securely.

Ingredients & Supplies

  •  6 lbs Apples (about 40 medium-sized apples)
  • 10 cups Water
  • 4 1/2 cups Sugar
  • 1 cup Corn starch
  • 3 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg


  1. Mix all ingredients except the lemon juice in a large pot and boil for a few minutes.
  2. Add the lemon juice and two drops of yellow food coloring.
  3. Allow the filling to cool to room temperature. It will continue to thicken as it cools.
  4. Use sterilized glass jars to store the filling. The mixture will fill up to 7 quart-sized jars.
  5. Fill the jars, leaving about 1/2 inch of space near the top and seal. Bath boil the jars for 15-20 to ensure they’re safe for long-term storage.

Transform your surplus of fresh apples into pie filling for year-round enjoyment