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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!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Resting time5 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Pie Filling
Servings: 4 cups
Calories: 203kcal
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


  • In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the sliced apples and water. Cook for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the butter.
  • Meanwhile, whisk together the sugar, cinnamon, cornstarch, and nutmeg in a medium bowl.
  • 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.
  • Remove from heat and let the sauce sit for 5 minutes.
  • 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.)


Calories: 203kcal