Home Canned Apple Pie Filling

Home Canned Apple Pie Filling

Home Canned Apple Pie Filling

My parents have an apple orchard which is awesome. It takes a lot of work but the when the fruit is on we get to work and make Apple Pie Filling. We get together and create an outdoor kitchen and assembly line to make our Home Canned Apple Pie Filling. 

Home Canned Apple Pie Filling

Outdoor Canning Kitchen

It is a process but the results are so delicious. Plus, it is great to go to my food storage and get a couple of quarts to make an Apple Pie when ever I want too. Making it yourself assures that you get lots of apples and no extra preservatives.  It has simple ingredients like sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon added to sliced apples.

Using an apple peeler/corer is the easiest way to get the perfect slices for the filling. We usually put my dad on that task. It’s like a power tool and he loves to tinker with it as he peels and cuts the apples.  The Back to Basics Brand works really well.  It’s less than $25. Many of my friends use this in their kitchen all the time to cut and peel apple slices for their kids.

Home Canned Apple Pie Filling

You will need are a couple of big kettles to cook the syrup in.  You will want to keep it warm to pour it over the peeled apples. To keep the apples from browning while you wait use some lemon juice or a fruit fresh product. 

Large bowls to keep the peeled apples.

Clean sterilized canning approved jars and new lids and rings.

Wide mouth funnel, long handled wooden spoons and hot pads and clean towels for cooling processed jars.

I like to make as much as I can Home Canned Apple Filling when the apples are plentiful.  I have learned over the years that some years you get lots of apples and other years there is none. This is one of the reasons I stock up when I have the chance. In years of none, I don’t have to go without because I have some stored from the year before.

Home Canned Apple Pie Filling
Yields 6
Easy Home Canned Pie Filling for use in Apple Pies, Cobblers and anywhere you would use canned pie fillings.
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Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr 45 min
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr 45 min
991 calories
257 g
0 g
1 g
2 g
0 g
807 g
404 g
215 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 991
Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 404mg
Total Carbohydrates 257g
Dietary Fiber 16g
Sugars 215g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 4 1/2 cups sugar
  2. 3 tsp cinnamon
  3. 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  4. 1 tsp salt
  5. 1 cup cornstarch
  6. 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  7. 3 drops yellow food coloring (if desired) I never add this to mine.
  8. 5 1/2-6 lbs tart baking apples, peeled, sliced and cored
  1. In a large saucepan blend sugar, cornstarch, spices and salt. Stir in 10 cups water. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved and it is thick and bubbly. Add lemon juice and food coloring (if desired). Pack apples in clean jars and pour hot syrup over the apples in each jar. Leave 1/2 inch head space in each jar. Use knife to help distribute the syrup in the apples. Process in boiling water bath 20 minutes. Makes 6 quarts. Takes a long time to seal about 40-50 minutes. Be sure to keep the hot jars away from drafts and try not to move them too much.
  1. This recipe also works well for peach pie filling also. Substitute peaches for the apples.
Adapted from Utah State Extension Services
Adapted from Utah State Extension Services
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LeAnn teaches cooking classes throughout the Salt Lake City area. Recently featured in Taste of Home Magazine, runner up in the Cache Valley Cheese Signature dish contest and Winner of Better Recipes Best Blogger Potluck Recipe. Created customed recipes for Hi Grade Meats to use in their promotions, She has been a frequent guest on Good Things Utah, featured chef on Studio 5, the CW 30 and at the Salt Lake Tribune Home and Garden Show. She recently auditioned for the Fox 13 show Master Chef. She hopes her passion and love of cooking will inspire you to cook from your pantry and create your own cuisine traditions. Her cookbook "Pantry Friendly Mexican Cooking is available at Amazon.com. She is currently working on a 2nd book titled Pantry-Friendly Anti-Aging Cooking and a video series called Cook Away Hunger.


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