Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Frozen Apple Pie Filling

With my abundance of apples I decided to make up a large batch of apple pie filling and freeze it for future use. It worked great and made the house smell amazing for the entire day! Here is the recipe I used.

Apple Pie Filling
*24 cups sliced peeled apples
*2 cups white sugar
*2 cups brown sugar
*1 cup cornstarch
*2 teaspoons cinnamon
*1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
*1 teaspoon salt
*10 cups water

Peel, core and slice apples. Treat to prevent browning (I tossed mine with lemon juice). In a large pot (I used my canning pot) combine sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg and water. Bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes stirring constantly. Add apples. Return to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat, cover and simmer till apples are tender about 6 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Ladle into freezer containers leaving 1/2 inch headspace. This batch will yield approximately 5 1/2 quarts, enough for five 9" pies.

I ladled mine into gallon freezer bags. I place about 4 1/2 cups into each bag. This should be enough for 1 pie. Lay bags flat onto a cookie sheet and place into freezer. Once frozen, these will stack nicely and take up less space in your freezer.


  1. We just had a guy my husband works with give us a 5 gallon bucket full of apples from his orchard. I will so be doing this with several of the apples! Thanks so much for posting this!

  2. Thank you so much for this recipe! I just made it and it came out awesome. I did post details and pictures on my blog at www.themamayears.com and of course mentioned you as the source. Thanks so much!!