Homemade Apple Pie Filling

What is Apple Pie Filling Made Of?

This apple pie filling consists of apples, lemon juice, butter, sugar, brown sugar, cinamon, nutmeg, salt, and cornstarch.  You can cut your apples in slices or chunks, dependong on whether you are using it in a pie or pastries, on whether you are using it as a topping.

Prepare the Apples

Peel and slice or cut your apples. Toss with lemon juice to keep them from turning brown.

Make the Syrup

Heat water, butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt to dissolve the sugar, then bring to a boil.

Add the Apples

Stir in the apples, then cover and simmer until the apples are tender but not mushy.

Stir in Slurry

Whisk cornstarch in water, then pour into the saucepan with the cooked apples.

Simmer Till Thickened

Simmer for another 2-3 minutes, until thickened.

Cool Before Using

Let it cool before using in a pie or storing in jars.

Serve and Enjoy

You can also use it in pastries, spooned over pancakes, or just as an applesauce.

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