Classic Apple Pie Filling

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Having delicious, homemade apple pie filling in the pantry makes pie-baking day extra easy!

a row of quart jars of apple pie filling
1
Servings:
20
Yield:
7 pints

Ingredients

  • 12 cups sliced, peeled, cored apples, treated to prevent browning* and drained

  • Water

  • 2 ¾ cups granulated sugar

  • ¾ cup cooking starch used for preserving, such as ClearJel®

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 2 ½ cups apple juice

  • 1 ¼ cups cold water

  • ½ cup lemon juice

  • 7 Ball® or Kerr® Pint (16 oz) Jars with lids and bands

Directions

  1. Prepare boiling water canner. Heat jars and lids in simmering water until ready for use. Do not boil. Set bands aside.

  2. Blanch apple slices, working with 6 cups at a time, in a large pot of boiling water for 1 minute. Remove with a slotted spoon and keep warm in a covered bowl.

  3. Combine sugar, ClearJel®, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large stainless steel saucepan. Stir in apple juice and cold water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, and cook until mixture thickens and begins to bubble. Add lemon juice, return to a boil and boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Drain apple slices and immediately fold into hot mixture. Before processing, heat, stirring, until apples are heated through.

  4. Ladle hot pie filling into hot jars leaving 1 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe rim. Center lid on jar. Apply band until fit is fingertip tight.

  5. Process jars in a boiling water canner for 25 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Remove jars and cool. Check lids for seal after 24 hours. Lid should not flex up and down when center is pressed.

Tips

*To treat apple slices to prevent browning, apply Ball(R) Fruit-Fresh(R) Produce Protector according to the manufacturer's instructions or submerge cut apples in a mixture of 1/4 cup lemon juice and 4 cups water.

© 2011 Hearthmark, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Ball logo and Ball®, TMs Ball Corporation, used under license. Kerr logo and Kerr®, TMs Kerr Group Inc., used under license.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

167 Calories
0g Fat
43g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 167
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 12mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 6mg 31%
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 118mg 3%

* 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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