Sunday, November 25, 2007


One conference weekend the kids and I made this pie filling while we had TV on in the kitchen and supposedly listened to conference. (Audio, video and text available here.) We had a huge pile of apple peelings when Trent, about 11 years old at the time, grabbed a handful, threw them in the air and yelled, "Happy New Year." We laughed and laughed, who cared about the mess?

4 cups sugar
1 cup corn starch
1 Tbs. cinnamon*
1 tsp. nutmeg*
1 tsp. salt
10 cups water
3 Tbs. lemon juice
*more if desired

Mix sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt well, add water and lemon juice. Cook until thickened. Fill quart jars half-full. Peel and slice Golden Delicious apples. Fill jar with apples to the top, pressing down to cover with syrup. Put on lids; process for 45 minutes. Makes 7 quarts.

We never actually made a pie with this although we canned a lot of apple pie filling. We heated it and served it as a side dish. Therefore, as I wanted the dish to be saucy, we used this amount of sauce for 6 quarts instead of 7.

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