Friday, October 23, 2009

Food Friday: Apple Pie in a Jar

I love apple pie and I love apple crisp even more. So I love this recipe to make the making of either apple pie or apple crisp quicker, simpler and just as tasty.


4 1/2 cups sugar
(variation 2 cups brown sugar and 2 1/2 cups white sugar)
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp pickling salt
10 cups water
1 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup lemon juice
10 lbs apples
(variation 1 1/2 cups cranberries)

Makes 7 quart jars

mix sugar, spices, salt and cornstarch in a large pot. Add the water and cook on medium heat until thick and bubbly, stirring constantly. Add lemon juice. Peel and slice apples. Fill prepared jars with apples and ladle sauce over top to with in 1 inch of top. Process for 20 minutes. When ready to use, dump into prepared pie crust, cover with top crust. Cut slits in tops crust, brush melted butter on crust and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 400F for 40 minutes.

Or you can put it in an 8x8 pan and put the apple crisp topping on top and bake as you would apple crisp.

The cranberries added a little different twist to an already delicious recipe. You should give this one a try, It is delicious!

If you have an apple peeler and an apple corer slicer(like the one from Pampered Chef) or an apple/peeler/slicer combo it makes this really easy and fast. I have a peeler like the one on the left and a corer slicer like the one on the right and they work great. My mom has the combo like the one below which is also great.

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  1. I LOVE the one from Pampered Chef...and some day will own one! (but for now my little dinky one works fine)

    But I too make filling every year. It is SO worth it to have in your storage...and super yummy! :)

  2. thanks for the recipe--I've tried to can pie filling before and it came out too mushy...I'll give your recipe a try and cross my fingers :)

    p.s. love the diagonal green and brown car seat cover


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