While there’s nothing quite like a delicious homemade apple pie straight from the oven, it is often hard to find the time to bake one up. It takes planning, preparation, and having all of the ingredients on hand. However, with this simple recipe for Apple Pie Filling, you can skip many of those steps that take up your precious time!
What is apple pie filling?
Apple pie filling is a type of fruit filling used in pies. The filling consists of apples, sugar, spices, and sometimes lemon juice. It is commonly used in apple pie or apple crumble pie. Yes, apple pie filling can be made with apples alone or with a combination of apples and cranberries.
The recipe for the apple pie filling
This recipe for apple pie filling is easy to follow and makes a delicious dessert. The apples are cooked in a butter and sugar mixture until soft, thickened with cornstarch. This is then poured over the apples, and it sets up as a caramel sauce. The dessert is then topped with vanilla wafers and chocolate shavings. It may sound not very easy, but this recipe is super easy to make once you get the basics down!
1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 tbsp butter 1 tbsp cornstarch two medium to large baking apples, peeled, cored, and diced into 1/2 inch pieces (about 1 cup) 1/4 tsp cinnamon pinch of nutmeg 3 tbsp apple cider.
2. Add the sugar and constantly stir until it dissolves. It will bubble vigorously.
3. Add the cornstarch and stir until it turns transparent, then add the apples.
4. Stir, cover, and let simmer until the apples are soft.
5. Check the apple sauce and often stir to prevent sticking or burning.
6. In a separate bowl, whisk together the cinnamon and nutmeg.
7. Remove the apple sauce from the heat and add the apple mixture, stirring to combine. Add the apple cider. Taste for sweetness and add more sugar, if desired. The sauce can be served warm or cold and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
What you need to make the apple pie filling
The apple pie filling needs to be made with a specific type of apple to be light and fluffy. This is just what Apple pie filling is! Fresh, local, and organic apples are the base for apple pie filling. The number of apple pieces in a 9-inch pie will depend on how big your tart pan is, but you can use two medium-sized baking apples or four smaller ones like Fuji, gala, or granny smith.
- What type of apple should be used for the pie filling?
- How many apples should be used for a 9-inch pie?
- Are fresh, local, and organic apples necessary for the pie filling?
- What are the differences between the different types of apples?
- Can another type of fruit be used in place of the apples in the pie filling?
- How big should the apple pieces be in the pie filling?
Variations on the apple pie filling recipe
This recipe for apple pie filling is easy to follow and results in a delicious dessert. The apples are cooked in a butter and sugar mixture until they are soft, then flour and spices are added to thicken the filling. Add the peaches at the end of cooking. You can make a delicious peach pie filling by substituting 1 pound (455 g) of ripe peaches, peeled, pitted, and cut into small pieces for the apples.
How to use the apple pie filling
There are many ways to enjoy apple pie filling. It can be served warm or chilled, and it is delicious topped with vanilla ice cream. The filling can also be used in apple crisp or other recipes where apples are a common ingredient. Leftover apple pie filling can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days. It can also be frozen. To thaw, let stand at room temperature for about 2 hours.
Baking the apple pie filling
The apple pie filling was baked, and the kitchen smelled of cinnamon and apples. The pie crust was golden brown, and the apples were cooked to perfection. I was ready to eat! The pie filling tasted delicious, and I have included the recipe below. Feel free to adjust the spices to your liking. Enjoy!
Serving the apple pie filling
Apple pie filling is perfect for a fall dessert. It is made with fresh apples and spices, giving it a delicious flavor. I suggest serving it warm with vanilla ice cream to enjoy the apple pie filling. If you are looking for other delicious dessert recipes, check out my desserts page. Please leave a comment below with your feedback; I would love to hear from you! Please share it with your friends and family if you like this recipe. Do you want to receive delicious recipes straight to your inbox? Subscribe to my newsletter and get our latest recipes delivered directly to your inbox.
How to make apple pie filling from scratch
Making apple pie filling from scratch is a relatively straightforward process. First, peel and chop the apples into small pieces. Then, cook the apples in a saucepan with some sugar and cinnamon until soft. At this point, the apples can be used as-is. However, blend them with a food processor or blender if you want a smoother apple pie filling.
Tips for making the perfect apple pie filling
Apple pie filling is a classic dessert that is easy to make, but a few tips to follow to ensure your filling is perfect. First, use Granny Smith apples for the best flavor and texture. Second, make sure to cook the apples until they are soft before adding the sugar and spices.
One of my favorite things to make in the Fall is apple pie. I love the tartness of the Granny Smith apples against the sweetness of the brown sugar. The bake time is about an hour, but it’s worth the wait! What is your favorite way to use apples? Leave a comment below!