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Garden Green
10-12-2008, 12:11 PM
I love apple pie and right now there is an abundance of them. Easily canned over a weekend for the entire years enjoyment. This recipe is from Ball.

Apple Pie Filling
Makes about 7 (16 oz) pints

You will need:
12 cups sliced peeled cored apples, treated to prevent browning* and drained (about 12 medium)
2-3/4 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup ClearJel
1-1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
2-1/2 cups unsweetened apple juice
1-1/4 cups cold water
1/2 cup lemon juice
7 (16 oz) pint glass preserving jars with lids and bands


1.) PREPARE boiling water canner. Heat jars and lids in simmering water until ready for use. Do not boil. Set bands aside.

2.) BLANCH apple slices, working with 6 cups at a time, in a large pot of boiling water for 1 minute. Remove with a slotted spoon and keep warm in a covered bowl.

3.) COMBINE sugar, ClearJel cinnamon and nutmeg in a large stainless steel saucepan. Stir in apple juice and cold water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, and cook until misture thickens and begins to bubble. Add lemon juice, return to a boil and boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Drain apple slices and immediately fold into hot mixture. Before processing, heat, stirring, until apples are heated through.

4.) LADLE hot pie filling into hot jars leaving 1 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe rim. Center lid on jar. Apply band until fit is fingertip tight.

5.) PROCESS jars in a boiling water canner for 25 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Remove jars and cool. Check lids for seal after 24 hours. Lid should not flex up and down when center is pressed.

*To treat apple slices to prevent browning, apply Ball Fruit-Fresh Produce Protector according to the manufacturer's instructions or submerge cut apples in a mixture of 1/4 cup lemon juice and 4 cups water.

10-13-2008, 03:06 AM
I used to make something very similar to this and loved it. It is also great to use in apple crisp...my lazy method! Instead of crust, pour the filling into a cassarole dish and top with a mixture of 1 cup flour, 1 cup oatmeal, 1/2 cup brown sugar and cut in a stick of butter. Sprinkle on top and bake at 350 for 45 minutes..yummy! Kim

Garden Green
10-13-2008, 09:34 PM
I love apple crisps! A friend of mine makes them every year and keeps promising to give me the recipe but never has (guess we figure we've got plenty of time). Thanks for the post!