Easy apple pie filling recipe for pies, apple crisp and apple pancakes

Canning. Streusel topped apple pie recipe The thought of preserving fruits and vegetables in a way that doesn’t take up freezer real estate truly makes me happy. Classic apple pie recipe martha stewart Canning also keeps me on my toes! Knowing I have to be extra-diligent and follow a detailed process when canning amplifies the sense of accomplishment once I’m all done.


I’ve been canning for about 6 years, but I’ve limited myself to time-tested and well-instructed recipes for salsa, grape jelly, strawberry jam and, after I was presented with a big box of apples from a neighbor’s tree and a highly-recommended recipe for apple pie filling several years ago, apple pie filling.

Most people start preserving with simple stuff like jam or tomatoes. Caramel apple pie recipe martha stewart I have a surprise for you: there’s such a thing as easy apple pie filling. Mini apple pie recipe martha stewart It’s the first thing I ever canned, and I’ve followed the same process over and over again, always with fantastic results!

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I love this recipe because it makes so much more than apple pie! Here’s how I use it:

• 1 jar of easy apple pie filling is enough to make one apple pie.

• 2 quarts of apple pie filling will make a 9?13 pan of apple crisp. Apple tart recipe martha stewart 1 quart will make a 9?9 pan of apple crisp.

• Open 1 quart, warm it up and serve over pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, ice cream or even pork chops.

• Make a yellow cake mix and stir in a quart of pie filling. Easy apple pie recipe martha stewart Bake in a bundt pan according to directions on the box.

I’m not going to lie, the first time I tried this easy apple pie filling recipe I turned my kitchen into my own little apple pie filling factory, it took a long time. Cranberry apple pie recipe martha stewart Too long. Dutch apple pie recipe martha stewart Probably about 4 hours. Best apple pie recipe pioneer woman I also didn’t realize that I was about to make 20 quarts of pie filling!

Since that first time, I’ve learned to scale down my recipes to make the process faster and easier. Best apple pie recipe granny smith In fact, I think that I could honestly make 8-10 quarts of apple pie filling in less time than it’s taking me to write out this whole article!

I’ve been using this easy apple pie filling recipe since I started canning, and it’s been a huge success every time I’ve made it.

I do want to note that, since the recipe was published, the USDA no longer endorses using cornstarch in canning. Best apple pie recipe southern living The liquid does sometimes separate from the “gel” if the jars sit for a while, but a quick shake of the jar breaks up the gel and the heat from baking returns the contents to a delicious, syrupy consistency.

Honestly, I’ve not had any issues in using cornstarch with this it, but my lack of problems doesn’t mean that you’ll get the same stellar results.

The USDA now recommends ClearJel modified cornstarch instead of traditional cornstarch. Best apple pie recipe ina garten A big bag of ClearJel is about $10. Best apple pie recipe bon appetit Just use 1 cup of ClearJel instead of cornstarch and make the easy apple pie filling recipe as described.

See below the recipe for two alternatives to canning your apples with cornstarch.

After a long introduction, here’s my highly-recommended instructions and recipe: Easy Apple Pie Filling Recipe

• Canning pot or large stockpot (your jars need to be fully submerged). Best apple pie recipe with brown sugar (I use my trusty Le Creuset Enamel 12-Quart Covered Stockpot rather than a traditional canning pot since a huge stockpot can be used for so many things!

• Canning tongs (this canning kit is incredibly useful if you’re planning to can stuff more than once in your lifetime.)

• A big bath towel to set jars on when they’re ready to fill AND when you take them out of the water bath.

• Thoroughly wash your jars and rings in hot soapy water and set them on a towel to dry.

• Fill your canning pot halfway and put it over high heat on the stove.

• When the water gets to a simmer/boil, submerge the jars, lids and rings for at least 30 seconds to sterilize them.

• Pull them out of the water with tongs or a magnet and put them on a towel to dry.

• Leave your water on the burner so it’s ready to go when you’re ready to start canning.

• In a large pan over medium heat, mix sugar, salt, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Best apple pie recipe lattice Add 5 cups water and mix well. Apple pie recipe food network Cook and stir constantly until sugar is dissolved.

• While the first mixture is heating, whisk the other 5 cups of water with the cornstarch in a separate bowl until thoroughly mixed.

• Add the cornstarch mix to the sugar and spice mixture and continue heating and stirring until the mixture is boiling, thick and bubbly. Easy apple pie recipe food network Remove from heat and add the lemon juice.

• Fill your jars halfway with sliced apples. Apple pie recipe food network paula deen Ladle the syrup over the apples, then add more apples to about one inch from the top of the jar. Apple pie recipe uk mary berry Add more syrup until the apples are covered, but be sure to leave at least 1/2 inch of room between the filling and the jar top to allow for a little expansion.

• Slide a thin plastic, silicone or wooden knife around the sides of the jar to remove air bubbles, then put the lids and rings on the jars.

• Add a few cups of cold water to your boiling water bath to equalize the water temperature to the temps of the filled jars and place jars in the boiling water, making sure there is enough water to cover the jars with at least a 1/2 inch of water.

• Bring canning water to a rolling boil. Easy apple pie recipe uk Once the water is at boiling, let the jars sit for 25 minutes.

• Remove the jars and place on a thick towel to dry. Crunchy crumb apple pie recipe As they cool, the lids will begin to make audible “popping” sounds as they seal up.

• After they cool, press down on the top center of each of the jars to make sure the lid doesn’t pop up and down. Crunch top apple pie recipe paula deen If it does, the jar wasn’t properly sealed.

• If your jar didn’t seal during the canning process, don’t worry. French apple pie recipe paula deen You can remove the ring and the lid, clean all around the top and rim of the jar and reposition the lid and ring. Easy apple pie recipe paula deen Then go ahead and repeat the process with a boiling water bath.

• Don’t feel like reprocessing the jars that didn’t seal? Just throw them in the fridge and remember that the apple pie filling won’t keep nearly as long as the stuff that was properly sealed and canned. Caramel apple pie recipe paula deen Use it within a week or two and you’ll be fine!

If you want, there are two alternative methods to make this easy apple pie filling recipe without the cornstarch:

1. Traditional apple pie recipe paula deen Omit the cornstarch from the recipe and proceed to can and cool the jars. Apple pie recipe paula deen When you’re ready to open a jar to use the pie filling, add 1-2 tablespoons of cornstarch to each jar. Fried apple pie recipe paula deen Put the cover back on and shake the jar to mix everything together. Apple tart recipe paula deen You’ll end up with the same final result.

2. Dutch apple pie recipe from scratch The USDA now recommends ClearJel modified cornstarch instead of traditional cornstarch. French apple pie recipe from scratch A big bag of ClearJel is about $10. Healthy apple pie recipe from scratch Just use 1 cup of ClearJel instead of cornstarch and make the easy apple pie filling recipe as described.

If you’re in the mood for more apple goodness don’t miss my Copycat Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice recipe!

Want more fall baking recipes? Check out my Cake Mix Pumpkin Bread. Caramel apple pie recipe from scratch It’s so easy and so delicious!

Recipe adapted from Canned Apple Pie Filling. Apple pie recipe from scratch paula deen ( credit for images)

It’s worth it to get clear gel. Apple pie recipe from scratch with lattice It sets up beautifully, and it’s $2 a pound in the grocery store. Best apple pie crust recipe from scratch It’s well worth it. Dutch apple crisp pie recipe We’ve been enjoying many yummy apple desserts with my home canned filling this winter.

Have you ever had problems with pie filling coming unsealed after time? I’m an avid canner (grew up with it), and rarely have a jar come unsealed. Apple crumble top pie recipe EXCEPT for with pie fillings. Mini apple crisp pie recipe These are pretty common to find molding on the shelf 6 months later. Apple crumble pie crust recipe I’ve used clear jell for years with many different kinds of fruit & berries, and make my “syrup” pretty thick. Good housekeeping apple crumb pie recipe I would say, at the end of the day, perhaps 20% of my jars spoil (after seeming tight at canning time). Recipe for apple pie with oatmeal crumb topping Just wondered if you have any advice.

“Bring canning water to a rolling boil. Recipe for caramel apple pie with crumb topping Once the water is at boiling, let the jars sit for 25 minutes.”

Does that mean I shoul.d let it keep boiling? Won’t water boil out and leave the jars uncovered?

Put a lid on the pot. Recipe for apple pie with streusel topping If you don’t have a lid to fit make sure to keep a tea kettle or another pot boiling with water to add due to evaporation. Apple crisp recipes with oatmeal paula deen You cannot just add water from the faucet because it has to come back to a full boil.

I’ve been canning for about 15 years and although most of what I can 10-15 minutes is required, 25 would not be enough time to have the water evaporate. Apple tart recipe food network Put a lid on the pot, that should do it.

I wonder if I should use the same amount of sugar if I’m using very tart Pippin apples or something similar. Apple pie recipe food network kitchen My tree is overwhelmed with a huge harvest. Dutch apple pie topping recipe with oats In fact, we’ve had 2 big branches break. Apple crisp recipe with oats healthy ??

Good luck and have fun! Nothing better than knowing what’s in it and who made it!

I think I’d suggest leaving 2 inches of headspace at the top of the jars if 1 and 1/2 inches isn’t enough. Apple crisp recipe with oats no flour I’ve made this recipe several times. Apple crisp recipe with oats and honey EVERY TIME I have one jar where the filling seeps out during canning, the rest are fine.

Have you ever had problems with pie filling coming unsealed after time? I’m an avid canner .

my mom made a lot of different pie fillings,jams n jellies , she sealed her jars with paraffin .

I don’t remember her having any spoilage It worked pretty good.

I have a few questions. Apple crisp recipe with oats canadian living When you make the actual pie, do you bake it the same length of time in the crust? I would think that the 25 minutes of time in the hot water bath cooks the apples and baking them again they would turn to mush. Apple crisp recipe with oats and walnuts I have not canned apples before. Apple crisp recipe with oats martha stewart what are the baking directions?

My understanding of not using any thickener or even noodles in canning is that it can create gas in the jar and raise the lid to release the seal and then the jar can almost reseal itself and create a false seal. Apple crisp recipe with oats and brown sugar In that case the food goes bad. Apple pie recipe from scratch easy That is my understanding anyway. Apple pie recipe from scratch without shortening Apple pie filling in a can says to bake as normal pies I make so thinking the time would be the same and not turn to mush although I am sure the type apples used matters there. Apple pie recipe from scratch Going to try this for my first time. Crumb apple pie recipe food network Getting a pressure canner soon so next time will be in that. Apple streusel bundt cake recipe Thanks for sharing your recipe. Apple streusel cake recipes easy Going to try only 4 quarts first to see if they are too full. Apple streusel coffee cake recipe Thanks!

I want to start canning and to be honest its the timings I don’t know about, If sealed properly how long does it last unopened i.e. German apple streusel cake recipe weeks or months? and what kind of conditions should I store the jars in? and how long does it last when opened? I live in England and my trees are still young but I grow raspberries as well and would love to preserve rather than always freeze. Hummingbird apple streusel cake recipe Thank you.

Yes! The USDA now recommends ClearJel modified cornstarch instead of traditional cornstarch. Cracker barrel apple pecan streusel pie recipe A big bag of ClearJel is about $10. Easy apple pie recipe Just use 1 cup of ClearJel instead of cornstarch and make the easy apple pie filling recipe as described.

I made this batch twice, before I saw the comments. Easy apple pie recipe with brown sugar I – like others – had seepage out of the jars. Easy apple pie recipe with frozen crust I remade the jars, left more headspace and still had leakage. Easy apple pie recipe nz I agree with another reviewer that pie fillings tend to leak out – and I have no idea why. Apple pie drink recipe with brown sugar I had a lot of issues with this recipe, the seepage, the messiness of all the clean up (I had to wash all the jars) and then I had a jar break due to the long water bath. Apple pie recipe with brown sugar crumb topping I was wondering if anyone had tried to pressure can these? The contents are super tasty so worth the effort. Simple apple pie recipe with brown sugar Thanks for sharing the recipe.

i’m so sorry, Patty, but I truly appreciate your comment. Apple pie recipe with brown sugar and cinnamon I’ve never had a jar break and I’ve kept them in boiling water for longer than directed. Apple pie recipe food network ina garten I can’t even imagine the mess!

I’m updating the recipe right now to state that readers should check out the comments before making the recipe.

Do you have a recipe for apple crisp? I have a local cider mill and use their recipe for apple crisp (which is delicious) but it is nothing like the recipe for the pie filling you have. Apple pie recipe southern living But since I am canning up all these jars of filling I’d love to know what recipe you use for the crisp. Best ever apple pie recipe southern living Thanks so much.

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