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Heather is a mother to two adorable kids, wife to one college student and works full-time as a Pediatric RN in St George, UT. And she’s border-line obsessed with her food storage. She blogs at Secrets of Mom about things she has found helpful in this adventure called motherhood.
This year will be the first year that we’re having Thanksgiving at my place. I’m trying to do as much as I can ahead of time so I actually have a chance at enjoying the holiday. This week I’ve been putting a little more effort into cleaning the house, bought a new shower curtain for the second bathroom (dinosaurs!), stocked up on a few baking items that were on sale and made apple pie filling. Aside from trying to get ready, with recent apple prices and then my produce co-op we had more apples than we could possibly go through before they go bad. (And that’s after I made a few batches of apple sauce.) Growing up my mom made apple pie filling every year, then when it’s time to make pies you can just roll out a crust, dump in a quart of pie filling and you’re done. Easy as pie. Not to mention it tastes significantly better than store-bought pie filling. This is the first time I have done it myself and I was very pleased with how it turned out. The only problem is that any recipe I get from my mom is not exact. Here was part of our conversation the other night:
“So how many apples do you use?”
“A pot full.”
“How big of a pot?”
“A big one.”
“How much sugar do you use?”
“How much is enough?”
“It depends on how big your pot is.”
Apple Pie Filling
Step 1:One potful of apples, peeled and sliced. I used mostly fujis, but there are a few granny smiths and galas too. I’m guessing around 16 cups of apples.
Step 5:Can according to you canner instructions. (For mine I just boiled it for 20 minutes after I put the filling into quart jars.) Makes about 3 quarts of apple pie filling.
Note: My mom usually only uses 2 cups of sugar and less corn starch, but I tasted it and felt that it needed more. It depends on your apples.
Laurie saysNovember 13, 2012 at 8:38 pm
This may sound like a stupid question, but I have never baked a pie before. If your filling is pre-made how long do you bake it in the oven if you’re using a ready make crust?
New Pie Baker
Michelle (AKA Fun On A Dime Lady) saysNovember 15, 2012 at 1:11 pm
Laurie, there is no such thing as a stupid question! =) As far as I am aware, you would cook it for the same amount of time as other pies. You mainly want to listen for the bubbling of the filling. And if you are using pie crust for the top, I know you want to keep the outside edge covered with tinfoil until the last 10-15 minutes so the crust does not burn. I don’t like to worry about it and that is why I always use a crumb topping… http://www.funonadime.net/?p=349