Saturday, September 7, 2013

Canning Apple Pie Filling

   We had about 4 lbs. of apples given to us recently.  We have apple trees but they are young and are not bearing fruit yet (except for our crab apple trees).  Anyway, I decided to make up some apple pie filling and can it.  Here is how I did it:

Apple Pie Filling
 3-4 lbs. apples
10 c. water
4 1/2 c. sugar
1 c. cornstarch
3 T. lemon juice
1 T. + 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. cloves

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      Wash, peel, core and slice your apples.  Place in a bowl of water and set aside.  Take all other ingredients and stir them together in a large pot.  Bring to a boil and then turn the stove to medium heat and cook until the mixture becomes thick and bubbly.  
      Now, take the apple slices and pack them into hot, sterilized quart sized jar.  Then, pour the hot syrup over the apples.  Take a knife and run down inside the jars and around to remove all air bubbles and to be sure the syrup gets all the way down to the bottom.  Fill each jar this way.  Seal and process via water bath process for 20 minutes.  This will make 4 one quart jars.        

    Be sure to use my Extra Flaky Never-Fail Pie Crust.

       This apple pie filling goes great in my Crock Pot Apple Dump Cake or my Southern Fried Hand Pies recipe.

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  1. Ooooh, I was just thinking about doing this! I have a bunch of free apples and I thought a pie-in-a-jar would be a good gift for Christmas.

  2. Great way to save those apples from spoiling! I have not canned anything before. The filling looks so good though.
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