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Apple Pie Filling

This delicious apple pie filling is great for pie but also makes a great topping on pancakes, ice cream, etc.
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Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:40 mins
Total Time:45 mins


  • 6 cups apples I used 2 Granny Smith and 2 Fuji apples
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cups water
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground cloves


  • Peel the apples and cut them up into bite-sized pieces. Drizzle the lemon juice on top and toss to coat.
  • Add the water and white sugar to a large skillet. Turn the heat onto medium.
    Water and Sugar in a pan
  • Add the brown sugar to the skillet.
    Adding brown sugar
  • Pour in the cornstarch.
    Add cornstarch
  • Sprinkle the cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves into the skillet. Whisk everything together.
    Adding cinnamon
  • Once the mixture starts to bubble, add the apples and let it simmer for 20 minutes on low heat. Stir occasionally.
    Apples simmering
  • Add to a pie crush and bake or save in a mason jar in refrigerator to use within a week.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, pie
Servings: 1 pie