Canned Apple Pie Filling

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 This recipe makes 7 quart jars of filling for apple pies. 2 quarts make a 9 inch pie. Need to have 7 one quart canning jars, with rings and lids.

Canned Apple Pie Filling


  • 4 ½ cups white sugar
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 10 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice  
  • 2 drops yellow food coloring
  • 6 pounds apples


 Step 1

in a large pan, mix sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add salt and water and mix well. Bring to a boil and cook until thick and bubbly. Remove from heat and add lemon juice and food coloring.

 Step 2

Sterilize canning jars, lids and rings by boiling them in a large pot of water.

 Step 3

Peel, core, and slice apples. Pack the sliced apples into hot canning jars, leaving a 1/2 inch headspace.

 Step 4

Fill jars with hot syrup, and gently remove air bubbles with a knife.

 Step 5

Put lids on and process in a water bath canner for 20 minutes.

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