We got all those apples last week. We’ve done apple butter, now we’ll do Apple Pie Filling.

This recipe is from allrecipes.com

4 1/2 cups white sugar
1 cup cornstarch
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tspĀ  ground nutmeg
2 tsp salt
10 cups water
2 drops yellow food coloring (I skipped this)
3 tbs lemon juice
6 lbs apple
In a large pan combine sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add salt and water and mix,

Bring to a boil and cook until thick and bubbly

Remove from heat, add lemon juice and food coloring.

Prepare canning jars, lids and bands.

Peel, core and slice apples, Pack the sliced apples into hot jars leaving a 1/2″ headspace.

This thing makes peeling apples a breeze!


I soaked them for a bit in a diluted lemon juice.


Fill jars with hot syrup, and remove air bubbles with a knife (I recommend a plastic knife).
Adjust 2 piece lids and process in a watter bath canner for 20 minutes.

This should be good in pie, over ice cream, hmm how else can I enjoy this?

Until next time, Eat Well & Keep Digging

The Gastronomic Gardener