Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Homemade Apple Pie Filling


3x 600mls glass jars
6 large apples (if you only want some apples in the filling, then only use 4 apples)
1teaspoon cinnamon
5 cups water
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
1cup corn starch
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2½ cups sugar
1 pot
1 ladle
1 wide mouth funnel


Sterilize your jars how you would like, with bigger jars, I like to use the dishwasher just to make sure I can sterilize the entire jar, because most of my pots are not big enough.
Cut out the core of your apples and slice thinly, then put aside until jars are sterilized.
In a large pot, mix sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cornstarch, and water on high heat stirring continuously until it boils. Then let it sit and boil for 1 minute, no more and remove it from the heat.
Add your lemon juice to the pot and stir it in.
Take your apple slices and stuff them down as much as you can into each jar. (I like a lot of apples so I try to stuff as many as I can in, but if you only used 4 apples, then just fill them about ½ way with apples.)
Use a ladle, and funnel to scoop out the contents from the pot (your sauce) into each jar. (Do not fill your jars up past ¼ inch from the top of the jar, or if you freeze them, they will explode!) You can use a smaller spoon to help push the sauce down more into the jars if you over stuffed them like me.
Wipe the edges of your jars and lids and seal them up.

You are all ready for pie making season!!!