Apple Pie Filling Recipe


Preserving Method: Water Bath Canning

*To treat apple slices to prevent browning, apply Ball® Fruit-Fresh® Produce Protector according to the manufacturer's instructions or submerge cut apples in a mixture of 1/4 cup lemon juice and 4 cups water.

  1. PREPARE boiling water canner. Heat jars in simmering water until ready for use. Do not boil.  Wash lids in warm soapy water and set bands aside.
  2. BLANCH apple slices, working with 6 cups at a time, in a large pot of boiling water for 1 minute. Remove with a slotted spoon and keep warm in a covered bowl.
  3. COMBINE sugar, ClearJel®, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large stainless steel saucepan. Stir in apple juice and cold water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, and cook until mixture thickens and begins to bubble. Add lemon juice, return to a boil and boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Drain apple slices and immediately fold into hot mixture. Before processing, heat, stirring, until apples are heated through.
  4. LADLE hot apple pie filling into hot jars leaving 1 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe rim. Center lid on jar. Apply band until fit is fingertip tight.
  5. PROCESS jars in a boiling water canner for 25 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Remove jars and cool. Check lids for seal after 24 hours. Lid should not flex up and down when center is pressed.


Apple Pie Filling Recipe | Canning Apple Pie Filling - Ball® Recipes is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 36.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Aaack! I forgot the lemon juice! What do I do now?? This is my second batch. Soooo good!
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent apple pie filling First time I ever canned apple pie filling, made a pie and took it to work and was told it was the best pie they ever had. Definitely will be doing more of this
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the flavor and easy to make! This is the first time I have done apple pie filling. I love the flavor and really easy to make. I do have a question - can I do this in quarts and if so, what is the processing time?
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pie filling I’ve made this recipie before and it always turns out great. Allow for shrinkage as I never get 7 pint jars out of this batch size. This weekend I only got 5 pints. Its more than just for pies; great with ice cream and with waffles or pancakes, or making turnovers.
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks and tastes fabulous I haven't made a pie yet. Does one pint make a pie?
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm doing this again Several years ago, when I had so many apples, I made several canners of this recipe. Oh what joy to just pour out a fresh apple pie into a ready made crust and hear rave reviews. Sad to say, I ran out of the filling over a year ago. Happy to say that apples are plentiful this year and I am starting to can again. This time, I will chop apples into smaller pieces for hand held apple pies along with the slices I did last time.
Date published: 2016-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from clear jel I am wanting to try this recipe but cannot find clear jel in any of our local grocery stores. Can I use cornstarch instead?
Date published: 2016-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful!!! Love this recipe! Tastes just as beautiful as it looks in the jars. I will be giving some away as gifts with a pie crust recipe and a pie plate. (Or for some who are intimidated by a pie crust a coupon for a pre-made crust!) I just hope I don't use it all myself!!
Date published: 2016-10-19
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