9.16.2010

Canned Apple Pie Filling

Many have asked for my apple pie filling recipe so I decided to just post it.


Ingredients
4 1/2 cups white sugar
1 cup cornstarch
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons salt
10 cups water
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 drops yellow food coloring
6 pounds apples
Directions
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.
2.Sterilize canning jars, lids and rings by boiling them in a large pot of water.
3.Peel, core, and slice apples. Pack the sliced apples into hot canning jars, leaving a 1/2 inch headspace.
4.Fill jars with hot syrup, and gently remove air bubbles with a knife.
5.Put lids on and process in a water bath canner for 20 minutes.

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