Canned Apple Pie Filling


Canning apple pie filling is a great shortcut to get ahead of the pie-making game during apple season. This recipe makes seven quart jars of filling for apple pies. Two quarts make a 9-inch pie. You'll need to prepare seven 1-quart canning jars, with rings and lids.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
7 quarts
homemade canned apple pie filling in jars


  • 4 ½ cups white sugar

  • 1 cup cornstarch

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 10 cups water

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 drops yellow food coloring

  • 6 pounds apples


  1. Mix sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large pan. Add water and salt 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 of 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

97 Calories
0g Fat
25g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 56
Calories 97
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 85mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 54mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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