Thursday, September 12, 2013

Apple Pie Filling

18 pounds apples
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
4 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup corn starch
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
10 cups water
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Need: about 7 quart jars and lids. Cleaned and hot bathed jars..
Wash apples, then peel,core,and slice. To prevent apples from browning, place them in large bowls of water with lemon juice added(2 teaspoons lemon juice to 5 cups water)

In a large pot, combine sugar, starch, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, and water. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly for approximately 15 minutes or until thick and caramel colored. Remove from heat and stir in 3 tablespoons lemon juice.

Put apples into pot with the liquid. Mix well...bring it back to a boil...simmer for about 1-2 minutes. Ladle the hot apple/liquid mixture into canning jars. Seal and place on counter with towel wrapped over them.

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