A delicious and simple recipe for making your own apple pie filling to can.
Fall is here with its apples, plums, and hunting season. It is beautiful in its own way. I love that feeling of stepping outside in the morning . . . and taking a deep breath of crisp, cold air.
This fall we have more apples than I know what to do with. And so we are going to show you how to make a simple apple pie filling to stock your canning shelves this winter!
Apple Pie Filling to Can
You don’t have to use this only for pie filling. It is great used as the base for an apple crisp – fast and easy! Top it with a mixture of brown sugar, oats, butter, and pecans. Bake it and then drizzle with caramel ice cream topping. Sounds so good I might make it for dessert tonight!
I like to peel the apples with an apple peeler that suctions to the counter top. You can purchase them at bulk food stores quite often, or on Amazon. In the video, you will see how it works so slick and easy!
Here is a fun video I put together to show you the basic steps!
And now for the recipe. One of the ingredients is regular Clear Jell. This is a thickener that canned fruit or salsa recipes call for often. You can sometimes purchase it at a bulk food store – or on Amazon. If you do much canning, it might be a good idea to get this in bulk. For this recipe, you want the regular Clear Jell, not the instant type.
Apple Pie Filling (Canned)
- 10 cups water
- 1 cup regular Clear Jell thickener
- 4 1/2 cups sugar
- 3 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- 28 cups apples peeled, chopped
Mix together all ingredients, except apples, in large pot. Bring to a boil.
Fill jars with peeled, chopped apples.
Pour syrup over apples in the jars. Allow time for the syrup to fill all cracks between the apples.
Wipe off rims of jars and top with lids and rings. Can in waterbath canner for 20 minutes.
Clear Jell is a thickener that can be found in most bulk food stores or on Amazon. Be sure to get the regular (cooking) type, not the instant Clear Jell.