Monday, August 31, 2009

Apple Pie

What says back to school more than apple pie. Here is my recipe for apple pie filling you can bottle, and a great apple pie too fill your house with that wonderful aroma. Make sure you serve with vanilla ice cream.

Apple Pie Filling

4 ½ cups sugar
1 cup cornstarch
2 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
1 tsp salt

Blend above ingredients together and add 10 cups water. Cook and stir until thick. Than add:

3 TBS lemon juice
8 lbs apples peeled and sliced ( I like granny smith or golden delicious)
Stir all together and heat thoroughly. Pack into sterilized quart jars and process. One quart makes a 9 inch pie.

Dutch Apple Pie
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
3/4 cup butter, melted
1 bottle apple pie filling

In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, oats and butter; set aside 1 cup for topping. Press remaining crumb mixture into an ungreased 9-in. pie plate; set aside.

Pour filling into crust; top with reserved crumb mixture. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 6-8 servings.


Mandy said...

Apple pie filling has got to be the best stuff!! You are amazing Mel always cooking something and staying so skinny!! How do you do it!! You gotta let me in on your secret!! I will have to try this one sounds yummy!!! Hope you are having a great day!!

Kimmie said...

2 days ago I got given a LARGE box of apples and I don't want them to go bad and I only have quart sized mason jars in my basement (I'm trying to use what I have before I go and buy more jars) and so I am SO excited to put some of my abundance of apples to use making your pie filling.

Tracy's favorite pie is Dutch Apple pie, however, I have never made it for him because I have never had a recipe for it.

I'm anxious to try this out and surprise my sweetie with his favorite dessert!

You are awesome and what a treat it is to know you through Blogging!! Have a wonderful day and thanks for all the great ideas you share!