This easy to make Apple Pie Filling and Topping is the bomb! Perfect for topping all the things or putting in a crust for a delicious pie. Freezes really well if you can get it to last long enough.
This recipe can be doubled and tripled to make huge batches or just make the recipe for a small amount. I find this disappears fast.
Apple Pie Filling and Topping
- I use this apple peeler, corer and slicer……..because it’s easy and I’m lazy! Then I rough dice the apples. Feel free to do that any way you want. Keep in mind if you do thicker slices or chunks and like a more cooked apple, you will need to cook for a longer period of time.
- Spices are your call, do what you and your family like. Not a nutmeg fan, leave it out!
- We like a little bit of crunch to our apples after cooking so that is what the recipe cook time leaves! If you like less bite, cook until the apples are to your tenderness liking!
- Make a super big batch and freeze it. Place cooled pie filling in freezer bags, remove excess air, and freeze till needed. Approximately 2.5 cups are what is in a can of apple pie filling that you buy.
This recipe is perfect for my Hand Apple Pies and my Easy Peasy Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls!
Apple Pie Filling or Topping
- 6-7 cups apples, peeled-cored-sliced-rough diced
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup corn starch
- 1½-2 teaspoons cinnamon how much is up to you and how much you love cinnamon
- ⅛-¼ teaspoon nutmeg I love nutmeg so I always push the limits!
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 3 Tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1¼ cups water
- apple cider a small amount at a time if it's too thick for you liking
- I use this apple peeler, slicer and corer then rough dice my apples - I like the different sizes for texture - I toss my apples in lemon juice to prevent browning and set aside
- In a pan on the stove stir the white sugar, brown sugar, corn starch, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, butter, vanilla and water - bring to a boil while constantly whisking over medium heat - let boil for 1-2 minutes until thick.
- Turn heat to med-low and stir in apples - allow to simmer for 5-10 minutes - depending on the size of your apple chunks and how soft you want your apples - remember for most uses your apples will continue to cook in your recipe!
- Allow to cool - use immediately, or store in an airtight container in the fridge, or place in desired serving sizes in freezer bags to store for later in the freezer.½