Homemade Apple Pie Filling Recipe

Written by Robert J. Matthews

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6-7 cups of peeled, cored, and sliced apples (a mix of tart and sweet varieties like Granny Smith and Honeycrisp) 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed

Ingredients

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2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Ingredients

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Peel, core, and slice the apples into approximately 1/4-inch thick slices. Place them in a large bowl.

Instructions

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In a separate bowl, mix together granulated sugar, brown sugar, flour, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and salt.

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Sprinkle the dry ingredient mixture over the sliced apples. Toss the apples until they are evenly coated with the sugar and spice mixture.

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Drizzle the lemon juice and vanilla extract over the coated apples. Toss again to ensure even distribution.

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Allow the apple mixture to sit for about 15-20 minutes. This helps the apples release their juices and absorb the flavors.

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If you prefer a softer filling, you can precook the apple mixture in a saucepan over medium heat for about 5-7 minutes until the apples start to soften. 

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Your homemade apple pie filling is now ready to be used in your favorite pie crust recipe. 

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Follow your chosen apple pie recipe for baking instructions. The filling is typically baked inside the pie crust until the crust is golden brown, and the filling is bubbly.

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