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Freezer Apple Pie Filling

Homemade apple pie filling made with fresh apples and put in the freezer until ready to use.
Servings 15 cups


  • 7 lbs. apples each apple cut in 16 wedges, approx. 17 cups of sliced apples
  • 4 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups water


  1. Peel, core and slice apples into 16 wedges. An apple corer/slicer will make quick work of this process.

  2. Pour the lemon juice over top of the apples and toss well and set aside.

  3. In a large pot or Dutch oven, add the white sugar, brown sugar, corn starch, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and water. Bring the mixture to a boil while whisking over medium-high heat. Allow for a rapid boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

  4. Reduce heat to a low simmer and add in the apple slices. Stir and cover with a lid.
  5. Simmer for 10 minutes or until apples begin have just begin to soften. Remove from heat and set aside, still covered.
  6. Let cool about 30-40 minutes, checking periodically. Your apples should be soft but not mushy.
  7. Ladle 2 3/4 cups of the pie filling into 5-6 quart or gallon size freezer bags. You may have some extra liquid that can be discarded.

  8. Let cool completely and then freeze for up to one year.

Recipe Notes

You can decrease the amount of sugar that you use based on the sweetness level of the apples and personal preference. 

Use in any recipe that calls for canned apple pie filling.

Recipe provided by Old World Garden Farms