Easy Homemade Apple Pie Filling

How to make THE BEST apple pie filling from scratch.
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

Sarah Kozowski
How to make THE BEST apple pie filling from scratch. 
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Apple Pie Filling, Dessert, Homemade
Cuisine American
Servings 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


  • In a large saucepan, combine water, juice, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cornstarch.
  • Stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook for 2 minutes, constantly stirring.
  • Add the apples and bring to a boil again.
  • Drop the heat to medium low and simmer for 10-12 minutes. Cool completely.
  • Keep refrigerated in a air-tight container up to 4-5 days.
Keyword Apple Pie, Apple Pie Filling, Homemade
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How to make THE BEST apple pie filling from scratch.

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!

5 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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