Easy Homemade Apple Pie Filling

Easy Homemade Apple Pie FillingIf you read this blog regularly, you’ll know that I have a slight obsession with Homemade alternatives to Store-bought products. I hate buying pre-made food and usually insist on making everything from scratch.

That doesn’t mean I don’t do it, but most of the time, if it comes in a package or a mix, I make it homemade. Well, sometimes it works (Caramels, Marshmallow Fluff, Sweetened Condensed Milk…..), sometimes I fail (cough….cough) 🙂
So when a gal cooks a ton of apple pies and tarts, a gal has got to have a trusty apple pie filling that she can rely on. And I just so happen to have a great one that’s quite easy to make, especially in large batches.

Here’s how….

Easy Homemade Apple Pie Filling

Easy Homemade Apple Pie Filling

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 4 cups


  • 5 cups apples cored, peeled, and chopped
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice


  1. In a large saucepan, combine water, juice, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cornstarch.
  2. Stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook for 2 minutes, constantly stirring.
  3. Add the apples and bring to a boil again.
  4. Drop the heat to medium low and simmer for 10-12 minutes. Cool completely.
  5. Keep refrigerated in a air-tight container up to 4-5 days.

About Sarah Kozowski

Hi! Welcome to my blog! I’m Sarah– I do part-time job at a kindergarten and in my free time i love to cook, take photos and go jogging. I'm recipe developer, photographer, writer, and taste tester behind this blog. I develop my recipes and photos through good old fashioned trial and error, some days I have more success than others, as you can judge by the photos here. Grab a cup of coffee (or beverage of your choice) and stay with me awhile, poke through recipes, pick your favourite and reach out to me if you have any questions!

4 thoughts on “Easy Homemade Apple Pie Filling

  1. Have you tried canning this recipe? I’m thinking I would just replace the cornstarch with clearjel…what do you think?

    1. Dear Michelle,I can’t help you with that ,I didn’t try,so I can’t tell, but I’m also thinking you could try with clearjel because it has good cold temperature storage stability, making it particularly well suited for refrigerated and frozen foods.

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