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Can With Me: Apple Pie Filling!

Yesterday marked the last day of canning for me!  Can I just say YAY! and also…FINALLY!

So one of my favorites is Apple Pie Filling.  So yummy and (once made) the easiest go-to dessert!

First off, you will need an apple corer/peeler.   It makes peeling, coring and slicing the apples a cinch!

Then fill your jars with the apples.  I try to keep them close together like this, so I can fit as many apples as possible.   This was a little tricky since I only had regular mouth jars to work with and couldn’t really fit my hand down in there :)  If you’ve got wide mouth jars, use them instead!

Then for the filling, here’s the recipe I used:

4 1/2 cups white sugar
1 cup cornstarch
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
2 tsp salt
10 cups water
3 T lemon Juice
2 drops yellow food coloring

Mix the dry ingredients together and then add the water.  Mix well and bring to a boil until hot and bubbly.  Add in the lemon juice and yellow food coloring.

Fill your jars with this yummy filling. Be sure to get any air bubbles out and leave a 1-inch head space at the top.

Then place your jars in a water bath canner for 25 minutes. That’s it!

I love having this on hand, especially when I need a quick dessert made up.

Allow me to introduce you to the easiest (and yummiest) Apple Crisp dessert.  Just take a jar of your canned apple pie filling, pour into a shallow dish.  Then take a box of yellow cake mix and mix with 1 stick of melted butter until clumpy.  Pour over the apple pie filling and bake at 350 for about 40-45 minutes.  Yum-mo!