When your favorite apple is in season, pick up a bunch and make this luscious pie filling that freezes beautifully. Sliced apples are partially cooked on top of the stove with water, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg. Then they 're ladled into contai
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 18 cups thinly sliced apples
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 4 1/2 cups white sugar
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 10 cups water
In a large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice and set aside. Pour water into a Dutch oven over medium heat. Combine sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Add to water, stir well, and bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
Add apples and return to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until apples are tender, about 6 to 8 minutes. Cool for 30 minutes.
Ladle into 5 freezer containers, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Cool at room temperature no longer than 1 1/2 hours.
Seal and freeze. Can be stored for up to 12 months.
Baking pie is a rather straightforward technique, but a few tips can only help to make your pies come out looking and tasting perfect!