Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr
My go to recipe for canning apples for later use. The kids tell me it tastes like McDonald's apple pie but i wouldn't go so far as to call it a copycat. I love that it uses cornstarch for gelling rather than actual gelatin as this reduces the cost of processing large amounts of fruit. Note: I qt of filling equals 1 9 in pie
- 6 quarts peeled sliced apples
- 4 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon allspice
- 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 5 cups water
- 3 teaspoons lemon juice
- Mix all ingredients except lemon juice in a large stock pot and simmer on medium heat until thick. Stir often!
- Remove from heat and add lemon juice.
- Place into canning jars and process in canner for 20 minutes.