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Apple Pie Filling

Apple Pie Filling is better than any pie filling you can buy at the store and is perfect for homemade apple pie, desserts, and even as a topping for ice cream!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Apple Pie Filling
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Resting time 5 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Calories 203 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net


  • 10 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced (about 3 cups)
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 6 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the sliced apples and water. Cook for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the butter.

  2. Meanwhile, whisk together the sugar, cinnamon, cornstarch, and nutmeg in a medium bowl.

  3. After the butter has melted, add the sugar mixture to the saucepan (over the apples). Stir constantly for 2 minutes, or until the sauce thickens.

  4. Remove from heat and let the sauce sit for 5 minutes.

  5. After the sauce has cooled completely, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week or the freezer for up to 3 months. (Be sure to label and date the container.)