Old-Fashioned Apple Pie Filling

Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • Yield: about 11 lb

    Six

    pies

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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

Method

Procedure

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.