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5 from 2 votes

Homemade apple pie filling recipe

Homemade apple pie filling - Perfect for all your fall baking this year! Great for pies, crisps, cakes and more. This delicious apple pie filling is one of my holiday staples! 
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple pie filling, Homemade apple pie filling
Servings: 16 (4 cups)
Calories: 58kcal
Author: Jamielyn Nye


  • 5 1/2 to 6 cups diced apples (any variety, peeled if desired)
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water


  • Drizzle the lemon juice over the apples and toss to coat. Set the apples aside.
  • Stir together the sugar, corn starch, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a large saucepan. Whisk in the water until everything has dissolved. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce the heat slightly and simmer for 2 minutes. Add the apples and increase the heat to medium-high heat to bring the mixture to a full boil again. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and allow to cool. Refrigerate¬†the filling in an airtight container for¬†at least one hour, preferably overnight.
  • Store pie filling in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks or in the freezer for up to 12 months


Calories: 58kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 9mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.1mg