Grandma's Apple Pie Filling

Difficulty Level: 3 

Recipe Source: Grandma Dee
Cooking Time: 20 min
Where To Cook: stove top


  • 4 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 Cup cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 10 cups water
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 6 pounds apples

Peel, core, and slice apples; add lemon juice, toss to coat.

In a large pan, mix sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt; add water and mix well. 
Over medium heat bring to a boil and cook until thick and bubbly. Stir frequently to prevent scorching. Remove from heat.

Pack the sliced apples into hot canning jars, leaving a 3/4 inch headspace.
Fill jars with hot syrup and gently remove air bubbles. Wipe rim and seal with hot sterile lid and ring; process in a Hot water bath canner for 20 minutes.
Remove jars; let cool overnight; label and keep in a dark cool place until ready to use. Enjoy!

Serving Information:
Makes 6 quarts
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