I haven't made this in over 30 years until today. Used fresh orchard apples and apple pie spice. The sugar was reduced by 1/2 cup. The apples were carefully weighed and 6 lbs was not near enough to fill the jars. There was enough of the liquid to make 6 quart jars but several additional apples were needed. I used a clean knife blade to chase the air bubbles out. The flavor is awesome. I look forward to making apple cobblers this winter with the fruits of my labor. Thanks for posting this recipe,
I was looking for a way to use up my huge apple crop last fall, so I decided to try making apple pie filling. This recipe is so easy and it turned out so yummy!! I'm down to my last quart jar:(
I too added a bit more of the spices (personal preference), and I'm looking forward to September so I can make this again. Thanks so much!!
June 5, 2010: I haven't tried a pie with it yet, because the jars are still cooling, but the sauce I tasted while filling them was delicious! I had a Costco package of Fuji apples on hand (but usually prefer granny smith for pies), so I used those & I used fresh lemon juice & freshly grated nutmeg. I cut the recipe in half & pressure canned 3 quarts. I can't wait to put one in a pie! I've never done the jars in the oven trick before & I really liked it! No boiling hot water to dump out! Thanks for sharing this recipe, Sarah! Made & enjoyed for ZWT-6 Team Xtra Hot Dishes! :D UPDATE: June 15, 2010 - I opened one of the 3 jars & baked a pie according to the instructions in the intro. First off, the pie is delicious! But, I wonder about the part of the intro that states the apples are already cooked. They don't get cooked at all before processing and the texture of the apples after baking is slightly uncooked. I happen to prefer my apples a little on the crunchy side, so I usually use Granny Smiths. But this time I had the Fuji apples on hand so would expect them to be softer than they are. So, if you like your apples on the firm side, this is definitely the recipe for you! :) Thanks again, Sarah!
Made this last night, it was so good my 4 year old son was sneaking some of the filling.
Amazing! This recipe was very easy to use...did add more spices for my liking!
The recipe came together nicely. I packed my jars with apples prior to starting the filling sauce - I had sliced the apples into a large bowl of water with a sliced lemon in it to prevent browing. The sauce was very easy to put together, although I will admit I added more in the way of spices, but that's just how I prefer my apple pie. I'm looking forward to this pie for Thanksgiving. I prefer my apple pie to have a slightly firm texture, so I believe not precooking them will work out quite well. Thanks for the recipe!
First time canning apple pie filling. I think this is a great recipe so far. Haven't used it for a pie yet but I did have a little alert over from canning so I chopped the apples a bit smaller, added extra spice and walnuts then reduced it for about 15 minutes and it was just heavenly over vanilla ice cream. Thank you for sharing this recipe!!! I will be canning more this week.
Great recipe! Easy peasy and tastes so good! Thanks!
Thank you so much for sharing this recipe...i just tried it , but i did tweak it a little. I added 1/2 cup of butter to the batch...and it tasted yummmmy..i ended up with 23 quarts of goodness...