Homemade Apple Pie Filling

3 Oct

Mitten’s has been studying apples in her Kindergarten class. They’re counting apples, cooking apples, eating apples. So when she asked if we could make apple pie, I thought “Why not?” I didn’t have any canned apple filling but I did have a bunch of apples (just in case, Mittens needed to bring more apples to school).

I did a quick Google search and found a Homemade Apple Pie Filling recipe from Chocolate Moosey. It made my house smell wonderful. It totally made me feel like autumn is here.

Because the apples I had were already sliced, I gave them a rough chop but kept the skin on (for texture – i.e. I was lazy). My family didn’t care that the skin was on, but I’d probably skin the apples for the filling if I used it for a pie that I would serve to guests.

Apple Pie Filling

Homemade Apple Pie Filling

Adapted from Chocolate Moosey


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp apple juice, apple cider, or lemon juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground clove
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups apples, cored, peeled, and chopped


In a large saucepan, combine water, juice, sugar, spices, and cornstarch. Stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook for 2 minutes, constantly stirring. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and apples. Cool to room temperature then use right away or store in the refrigerator.


2 Responses to “Homemade Apple Pie Filling”

  1. Carla October 6, 2012 at 7:45 am #

    Glad you enjoyed the filling! I can almost smell it over here 😉

  2. Carla October 6, 2012 at 7:45 am #

    Glad you enjoyed the filling! I can almost smell it over here 😉

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