Old-Fashioned Apple Pie Filling

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • Yield: about 11 lb



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Ingredients U.S. Metric
Apples, peeled and sliced 9 lb 4100 g
Lemon juice 2 oz 60 mL
Sugar 2 lb 900 g
Cornstarch 3 oz 90 g
Salt 0.25 oz 7 g
Cinnamon 0.25 oz 7 g
Nutmeg 0.08 oz (1 tsp) 2 g
Butter 3 oz 90 g



Use the old-fashioned method.

  1. Select firm, tart apples. Scale after peeling and coring.
  2. Combine the apple slices and lemon juice in a large mixing bowl. Toss to coat apples with the juice.
  3. Mix together with sugar, cornstarch, salt, and spices. Add to the apples and toss gently until well mixed.
  4. Fill the pie shells, packing down the apples well. Dot the tops with pieces of butter before covering with top crusts. Bake at 400°F (200°C) about 45 minutes.