I love my mom’s apple pie. Well, let’s face it. I love apple pie period! However, nothing is ever more special than when it is made by mom’s hands. Today I am sharing with you my mom’s recipe for Mom’s Apple Pie Filling that she makes a big batch of and cans for future use.
I wasn’t sure what I was going to post for Family Recipes this month. I have more baking than I really want going on right now (not good for that waistline!). Then I remembered I made this apple pie last month from Mom’s Apple Pie in a Jar….and realized I could post about this!
This is a newer recipe of my mother’s that she shared with me – and hopefully this fall if the apples are abundant enough (I understand they don’t seem to be doing too well around here ) I hope to make some of her Apple Pie in a Jar to have on hand myself. When I made this pie it was simple as could be. I rolled out a pie crust, poured in the filling, made a crumble topping and baked at 350 til done! If you have apples this fall that you are looking to do something different with, well this is a great idea!
Mom’s Apple Pie Filling
7 quarts peeled, cored and sliced apples (about 7 lbs)
3-1/2 cups sugar
1 cup cornstarch
10 cups water
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
Mix all ingredients except the apples and cook until thickened. Add 3 Tablespoons lemon juice. Fill hot sterile jars with apple slices. Pour hot mixture into jars until 1″ from the top. Cover with sealing lid. Process in a hot water bath for 20 minutes.