Pie tastes so much better when you use a homemade apple pie filling. This one can be made in under 20 minutes.
Last summer I started making my own apple pie filling, instead of buying the canned stuff.
I have to admit that I have used canned pie fillings since then because sometimes it’s just more convenient. But if you have the extra time this fall, I recommend giving this homemade version a try.
I like knowing that this homemade apple pie filling doesn’t have any of the preservatives or extra ingredients in it. It is very easy and takes about 20 minutes from start to finish.
This pie filling is seriously so easy to make. Combine some sugar, water, and cornstarch to make a filling. Let this boil for about a minute before stirring the apple chunks into the hot mixture.
Bring it back to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer for about 12 minutes. Let it cool in the pan for at least an hour or two. Then place the pan in the refrigerator to completely set up.
It does take a little bit of cooling time for it to set up, so you might want to make this pie filling the night before and then refrigerate it over night. Then it is ready the next morning for parfaits or pie.
I suggest making a double batch of this homemade apple pie filling for lots of fun fall baking.