Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

My children's school used this recipe as a fundraiser at Thanksgiving. It went over really well! The recipe is from a friend's 4H cookbook. I used it to make apple crisp. Easy and yummy! Can be doubled.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar (IF THE APPLES ARE QUITE SWEET, USE ONLY THE 4 CUPS OF SUGAR), cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt with *5 cups* of water.
  2. Mix well over low heat until all is dissolved.
  3. Slowly add the remaining water.
  4. Cook stirring often until mixture is thick and bubbly.
  5. Add lemon juice.
  6. Peel and cut fresh apples into small wedges and fill quart jars.
  7. Pour prepared sugar mixture over the apples and seal.
  8. Boil 20 minutes in a hot water bath.


Most Helpful

This is a GREAT canning project, and it actually worked! Made the best pie and was rated my best applecrisp by my husband and dad!

kats_meow1977 October 06, 2010

Very good recipe w/easy to follow directions. I cooked my pie for about 1 hour 20 minutes and everyone was coming back for seconds. I did add extra cimmamon , some ginger and all spice.

R Home Chef October 06, 2009

I made these on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. The house smelled like apple pie. I ran out of quart jars and had some left over so I cooked the apple filling until it was thicker and the apples were softened. I then put the balance into pint size jars and named it apple pie ice cream topping. It was sublime. Excellent recipe.

Frannie in Muncy October 27, 2008

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