This recipe makes seven quart jars of filling for apple pies, you can enjoy them even after the pie if you want, this is sweet and really good!
Preparation Time: 30 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Additional: 20 mins
- 4 ½ cups white sugar
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 10 cups water
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 drops yellow food coloring
- 6 pounds apples
Mix sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large pan. Add water and salt and mix well. Bring to a boil and cook until thick and bubbly. Remove from heat and add lemon juice and food coloring.
Sterilize canning jars, lids, and rings by boiling them in a large pot of water.
Peel, core, and slice apples. Pack the sliced apples into hot canning jars, leaving a 1/2 inch of headspace.
Fill jars with hot syrup, and gently remove air bubbles with a knife.
Put lids on and process in a water bath canner for 20 minutes.