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Homemade Apple Pie Filling is easy to make and can be used in plenty of desserts, like homemade apple pie, and it tastes so much better than the canned version.

Best Homemade Apple Pie Filling

Homemade Apple Pie Filling is easy to make and can be used in plenty of desserts, like homemade apple pie, and it tastes so much better than the canned version.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Homemade Apple Pie Filling
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 9 cups
Calories 218 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

  • 6 medium apples or 7 cups chopped peeled, cored, and diced - 7 cups chopped
  • 1 lemon zested and juiced
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch plus more if needed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • pinch all spice optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Wash, peel and core apples. Chop them into 1-inch chunks.

  2. Add chopped apples to a large bowl and add lemon juice and lemon zest. Stir to combine.
  3. Place a medium saucepan over medium heat and add water, white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, cornstarch, and salt. Stir to combine.

  4. Bring to a boil while stirring often, and boil for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add the apples, reduce heat from medium to low, cover saucepan with a lid and let the apples simmer for 6-8 minutes, or until apples have softened, but are not mushy. Stir often.

  6. If the filling is too watery for your taste, in a small bowl mix 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water until fully dissolved and add the slurry to the apple pie filling, simmer for 2 minutes to thicken. Keep in mind that the filling will thicken more once completely cooled, so while it may look a bit watery when hot it will thicken more.

  7. Cool apple filling to room temperature, transfer to an airtight container or jars and refrigerate. The mixture will thicken more as it cools.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Best Homemade Apple Pie Filling
Amount Per Serving
Calories 218
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 75mg3%
Potassium 162mg5%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 46g51%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 65IU1%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.