If you have a hankering to can some apple pie filling, this is the recipe to use. It is simple and makes up to seven quarts of filling.
INGREDIENTS (for 5 servings):
- 4 1/2 cups white sugar
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 10 cups water
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 drops yellow food coloring
- 6 pounds apples
in a large pan, mix sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add salt and water and mix well. Bring to a boil and cook until thick and bubbly. Remove from heat and add lemon juice and food coloring.
Sterilize canning jars, lids and rings by boiling them in a large pot of water.
Peel, core, and slice apples. Pack the sliced apples into hot canning jars, leaving a 1/2 inch headspace.
Fill jars with hot syrup, and gently remove air bubbles with a knife.
Put lids on and process in a water bath canner for 20 minutes.
Baking pie is a rather straightforward technique, but a few tips can only help to make your pies come out looking and tasting perfect!