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Apple Pie Filling

This Apple Pie Filling recipe is a quick and easy option for canning apples in bulk, When apple season is at its peak. A great desert filling to have ready to go in the pantry for apple pies, cobblers, crisps and cakes!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • Hot Water Bath
  • 14 Quart Jars, Rims and Lids
  • Apple Peeler


  • 12 Cup Sugar
  • 2.ΒΌ Cup Clear Gel
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg
  • 4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 5 quarts Water
  • 6 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 12 quarts Apples, peeled, cored, and chopped


  • Peel and Core Apples using apple peeler
  • Quarter Apples
  • Blanch Apples
  • Make Heavy Syrup
  • Mix first five ingredients together in a large stock pot.
  • Stir in water and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Add apples and lemon juice. Stir well.
  • Prepare jars and lids.
  • Fill clean jars using a silicon ladle leaving half an inch of headspace.
  • Wipe rims and add hot seals and lids
  • Process in a water bath canner for 25 minutes.
  • Set jars to cool, label and store for eating over the winter months.
Keyword Apple, Canning