Apple Pie Filling

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"Not only do I use this for my fall apple crop, it's also my year around go to for apple pie.This excellent recipe was passed to me along with a pail of fall apples. An awesome apple pie filling for both home grown apples, apple crabs or apples from the market. When dealing with large quantities of the fall apple crop from my back yard garden I double and triple this, prepare pastry #recipe7166 - in short order have a number of pies for the freezer. Perfect recipe to make pie filling for the winter months, the recipe is very freezer friendly. Have canned a good many jars over the years but find freezing in containers gives me an equally good product with far less work. I use this recipe for my apple pies. For first time pie bakers check photos or videos on making pies. To make baking day super easy I keep printed copies of #recipe2235 and #recipe2730 in my recipe drawer for quick referencing."

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (123.9 g)
  • Calories 160.5
  • Total Fat - 2.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 5.7 mg
  • Sodium - 92.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 36.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.3 g
  • Sugars - 33.4 g
  • Protein - 0.4 g
  • Calcium - 9.4 mg
  • Iron - 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 4.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

NOTE - for making the apple pies you may want to check two recipes I keep close at hand when making pastry and pies, #recipe2235 and for baking guide for both pies and tarts #recipe2730

Step 1

In large pot steam sliced apples 1- 2 minutes. Cool 1- 2 minutes

Step 2

Add the rest of the ingredients, mix. Pie filler is ready to use

Step 3

Pies - When dealing with large quantities of apples I prepare double and triple batches of the pie filling, cool and set into the fridge while preparing pastry. I find using the recipe #recipe7166 which was passed to me as no-fail pastry works so very well making the preparation of pies for the freezer a snap.

Step 4

Pie Filling - cool to room temperature, ladle into containers leaving 1/2 inch head space. Seal and freeze

Step 5

When making a pies suggested baking time for double crust pie is 450 10 minutes reduce heat to 350 and bake for another 20 - 30 mini until golden brown. Oven temperatures vary, in my oven I use 425 instead of 450

Tips & Variations

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Lovely pie filling! As I use granny smith apples, love that they are steamed a wee bit. I usually saute the apples in butter before making the pie. I did find that that the water/flour ratio makes a thin sauce, and used 2 teaspoons of cinnamon. I made a galette for company and it was hoovered up before I got a chance to take a photo. Thanks for sharing Gerry! Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.

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(14 Sep 2016)


Great simple tasty apple pie filling! I microwaved chopped granny smith apples for 4 minutes, stirring half way through in place of steaming. I also used white sugar and melted butter, but would like to try brown sugar next time. I used the 1/3 cup of water and it was still pretty liquidy, so I had to pour some out. I filled your pastry dough recipe with this as recommended for our anniversary dinner dessert and served it a la mode with homemade french vanilla ice cream. YUM! Made for the Billboard recipe tag game.

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(21 Aug 2012)