Canned Apple Pie Filling

Canned Apple Pie Filling


"This recipe makes 7 quart jars of filling for apple pies. 2 quarts make a 9 inch pie. Need to have 7 one quart canning jars, with rings and lids."


servings 97 cals
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Original recipe yields 56 servings



  • Calories:
  • 97 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 25g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 85 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. in a large pan, mix sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add salt and water and mix well. Bring to a boil and cook until thick and bubbly. Remove from heat and add lemon juice and food coloring.
  2. Sterilize canning jars, lids and rings by boiling them in a large pot of water.
  3. Peel, core, and slice apples. Pack the sliced apples into hot canning jars, leaving a 1/2 inch headspace.
  4. Fill jars with hot syrup, and gently remove air bubbles with a knife.
  5. Put lids on and process in a water bath canner for 20 minutes.
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This is a wonderful pie filling recipe. The trick to the syrup is put your sugar and spices in 8 or 8 1/2 cups of hot water; stir till dissolved and place over low heat. Then mix 2 cups water 3 ...

The recipe was excellent. It was very easy. My only suggestion would be that when you use a knife to get rid of the air bubbles, use a plastic one or spatula. The first time I used a metal butte...

This is the same recipe my mom used to use when I was a kid and we loved it. I was in the search for this recipe when my mom found the original book and lent it to me. Here are a few helpful t...

This is excellent. For us, one batch of syrup made 6 quarts of pie filling. We left the 1/2" of headspace as it said, but the filling expanded & oozed out of the jars. Obviously they didn't se...

Several of you mentioned that this pie was bland or needed more spices. That could be because you are using the wrong kind of apples. You must use a crisp, tart pie apple such as jonagold, empir...

This is a great way to use up extra (and non-extra) apples. I found that 6 1/4 lb. apples and 1 1/4 recipes of the syrup filled my 7 quart jars...I may have needed the extra syrup because I left...

Cornstarch is not safe to add to canned items. You must use Clear Jel, a modified starch that is safe for canning. Cornstarch doesn't allow for consistant heat penentration that is needed for sa...

I just made this recipe today. I am a beginner canner, but found it very simple and precise! I haven't made a pie with it yet, but I did taste test the syrup and it was soooo yummy! I must admit...

My aunt gave me some apples (more than I could eat before having them go bad) and found this recipe so I decided to try it. I dont have a canner so I used a big pot like I do when I make jelly. ...