To make Apple Pie Filling you will need:
About 25 medium sized apples
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
3 Tablespoons cinnamon ( I use apple pie spice)
3 Tablespoons cornstarch, arrowroot powder or flour
1 cup water
1/4 cup lemon juice ( I have left this out – and the results are still fine)
(This amount makes 3 quart sized jars – enough for three nice sized pies.)
- Peel, core and slice your apples.
- Add remaining ingredients.
- Stir and cook over medium heat for about 30 minutes until
a nice little syrup has formed and your apples are slightly tender.
- Scoop apple pie filling into sterilized canning jars.
Hot water bath the pie filling for 25 minutes.
To make pie:
Dump contents of Apple Pie Filling jar into the crust. Add a few pads of butter – Use bits of leftover crust to put little cut-outs onto the pie, or use a crumb topping or whatever you prefer. Bake at 350° f for one hour.