Want a simple way to make apple pie filling? This is our absolute favorite way to have fresh apple pie on hand all year long!
(this post contains affiliate links)
With Thanksgiving coming up, you might be planning out what kind of pie you will be eating. If you live at our house, you may have already eaten pie. Twice.
Apple pie is my all time favorite. I found out years ago that this was an item I could not can though. I sat and ate the apple pie filling right out of the jar. On more than one occasion.
Frozen Apple Pie Filling
In order to keep the apple pies safe (from me) and available, we just freeze them. Something about eating frozen apple pie filling is not as appetizing… We make the apple pie filling in bulk and are able to whip up around 10 apple pie fillings in about an hour.
First, label all of your bags. I like to use Ziploc Gallon Freezer bags so the pie filling doesn’t get freezer burn.
Mix Dry Ingredients
Next, fill the freezer bags with all the dry ingredients.
Use the corer/peeler/slicer to prepare the apples
Cut the apples to whatever size you prefer the slices in your pie to be.
Add the apples to the freezer bags with the dry ingredients. Give it a good shake to coat every apple slice with that cinnamon deliciousness!
Pop that bag in the freezer until you are ready to enjoy it. When you are ready, let it thaw and add to any pie crust!
What recipe do I use? None other than the age old Betty Crocker Classic Apple Pie (with a few variations of course, because that’s how I roll).
- ⅓ cup sugar
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground nutmeg
- ¼ tsp salt
- 8 cups sliced/ peeled apples (8 medium)
- Mix sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in gallon size freezer bag.
- Core, peel, and slice apples and add to freezer bag.
- Mix well so apples slices are evenly coated.
- When you are ready to bake, remove from freezer and thaw.
- Pour apple pie filling into pie crust.
- Bake at 425 for 35-45 minutes or until crust is light brown.
If you are looking for another delicious dessert using this same apple pie filling, check out my Apple Dessert Recipe! (Think apple strudel meets apple crisp!)
What is your favorite apple pie recipe?