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Homemade Apple Pie Filling

Make homemade apple pie filling with all of autumn’s bounty of apples! Fill your home with the smells of apple pie all year long!

Make homemade apple pie filling with all of autumn's bounty of apples! Fill your home with the smells of apple pie all year long! | honeyandbirch.com

Labor Day Weekend is over and that means fall is finally here! I went a little berserk out of excitement this weekend – fall is my favorite time of year, hands down.

I spent all weekend testing apple recipes and I can’t wait to share them with you. I got so excited, actually, that I managed to injure myself and had to go to an immediate care center. Fun stuff. This post may end up being a little shorter than my posts normally are because I’m having so much trouble typing.

Make homemade apple pie filling with all of autumn's bounty of apples! Fill your home with the smells of apple pie all year long! | honeyandbirch.com

Note to self and anyone else making caramel from scratch: do not let hot spoons and melted sugar stick to your finger(s). It results in a sticky and unpleasant situation.

Burns aside, the fall flavors and smells of apple pie filled our home this weekend and that was very pleasing to my senses.

Make homemade apple pie filling with all of autumn's bounty of apples! Fill your home with the smells of apple pie all year long! | honeyandbirch.com

Homemade Apple Pie Filling Recipe

If you like the smell of apple pie (who doesn’t??) this recipe is for you. If you make a big batch of homemade apple pie filling, you can make homemade apple pies all season… all year even.

One of the reasons to make apple pie filling is you can store it in the freezer for months and make apple pie whenever you want to. It’s also a great way to use up all of fall’s bounty of apples, especially if you went apple picking and came home with bushels-full.

Make homemade apple pie filling with all of autumn's bounty of apples! Fill your home with the smells of apple pie all year long! | honeyandbirch.com

Another great reason to make apple pie filling from scratch – your pies bake faster with from-scratch pie filling!

Take your favorite crust recipe or even store-bought crust, and because the apples have already been cooked, you can cook the pie at a higher temperature for a shorter time frame.

Sounds to me like you will have many homemade apple pies in your future.

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Homemade Apple Pie Filling

Homemade Apple Pie Filling

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Make homemade apple pie filling with all of autumn's bounty of apples! Fill your home with the smells of apple pie all year long!

Ingredients

  • 8 cups diced peeled apples
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom (optional)
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  1. Toss the apples in the lemon juice and then place them in a large pan. Add the remaining ingredients (brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, cardamom, and water).
  2. Stir well and heat over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Turn heat off and let cool before storing. Makes enough apple pie filling for two 9-inch pies.
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Looking for more apple recipes?

Try my savory apple chicken cheddar galette

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or this delicious apple almond cranberry quick bread!

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Joanne

Saturday 24th of October 2020

Where is the thickening agent??? You need at least a couple of tablespoons of flour or cornstarch. Good idea but way too much water. Why not try apple juice or apple cider as your liquid

Nora Miller

Wednesday 21st of October 2020

This was very soupy ,tried thickening it with a little flour without much luck . Next time I’ll try less water.

Courtney

Monday 2nd of November 2020

@Nora Miller, same here. I added cornstarch and removed some of that golden deliciousness unfortunately

Cheryl Lewis

Sunday 11th of October 2020

Can you freeze this filling?

Denise Chippett

Thursday 8th of October 2020

Just made your apple pie filling to add between my chocolate cake layers for a birthday cake, sooo delicious, will definitely make again

Ann

Tuesday 6th of October 2020

After you make filling and cool it. Then do you make your apple pie?