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how to can apples for pie filling

Canned Apple Pie Filling

This is a delicious way to use up apples, even those that lack a bit of flavor
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Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:40 mins


  • 2 pounds apples
  • 2-6 TBSP sugar
  • 4-5 TBSP lemon juice
  • 2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 cup corn or potato starch


  • Sterilize 3 pint size mason jars plus lids.
  • Fill a medium pot with at least 1 cup of water. Add the lemon juice to prevent the apples from browing.
  • Peel, core, and dice the apples. Optional: leave the peel. Add apples to the lemon water in the pot.
  • Add sugar and cinnamon to the apple mixture.
  • Over medium-low heat, bring the apple mixture to a simmer until apples have reached the desired softness.
  • Dissolve corn or potato starch in some water and gradually add to the apple mixture. Adjust the amount of water and starch to the desired thickness of the pie filling.
  • Fill the apple pie filling in the sterilized jars, leaving 1/4 inch from the top. Place lid on the jar and screw rings on. Follow safe canning practices.
    how to can apples for pie filling
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: canned apple pie filling
Servings: 3 pint size jars
Calories: 150kcal
Author: Our Gabled Home
Cost: $7