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Apple Pie Filling

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I wanted to share this recipe for making apple pie filling.  I have made pie filling before and canned it and was not super pleased with the results.  It seems my recipe was a little too runny and the pie didn’t set up well.  This recipe is new to me but it is definitely a keeper.  I got the recipe from the Mennonite Country Style Recipes and Kitchen-Secrets.  This is one of my all time favorite cookbooks and if you ever have to opportunity to buy it, I highly recommend it.  Anyway, here is the recipe!

9 1/2 cups water, 4 1/2 cups sugar, 1 1/2 cups cornstarch, 1 tsp. salt, 2 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg, 1/4 tsp. ground allspice.  Combine in large saucepan.  Cook until thickened, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat.  Add 3 tbsp. lemon juice.  Slice apples directly into jar adding layers of syrup as you fill (otherwise there will be too many air pockets).  Leave at least 1 in. headspace.  If jars are filled too full, syrup will spew out during processing.  Tighten lids and process in boiling water bath for 25 min.  Yields approx. 7 qts.

Well, we better get busy.  Enjoy your day and God bless.