Apple Filling for Pies


prep 0:15       total 0:45


1 pies



4 to 5 cups diced apples
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar, depending on sweetness of apples,to taste
2 to 4 tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. nutmeg, to your taste
1 tsp. cinnamon, to your taste
1 cup apple juice or
water, if you don't have juice,try to have juice,it adds to the flavor


Sprinkle lemon juice over apples in saucepan. Mix next four ingredients together and add to apples. Mix well. Add very hot juice to pan, (I microwave juice for 2 minutes) cook, stirring constantly until thickened. Remove from heat and cool.

Fill a well chilled 9 inch pastry lined pan and cover with top crust. Bake on lowest rack at 425°F for 10 minutes, and finish baking on center rack until bubbling, about 20 minutes more.

Author's Comments

After just making this again I think some may find the filling too thick so I am changing the instructions to say 2-4 tablespoons of cornstarch. We like our apples diced so it takes 3-4 large apples to achieve 4 cups. I also used the microwave this time stirring every couple minutes. No chance of burning on the bottom that way.

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