Simple & Quick Stovetop Apple Pie Filling – The Tailored Spoon

I have been waiting forever now for Fall. Here in this part of the country where I live I can attest to the fact that we don’t have “Normal” seasons. While everywhere else is transitioning into sweater weather, we are still in shorts and tank tops. In the middle of October, Boo!  I guess you could call this “Fire Season.”  It totally skips “winter” and we head into Spring!  In about 10 minutes time you can have your house smelling of Apple Pie! The recipe is very simple:  Apples, lemon juice, spices, cornstarch, and water. The only time-consuming part could be prepping the apples. It would also depend on what method you use to peel, core and slice your apples.  If you have one of those gadgets that do everything. I call you lucky! Here is one on Amazon. They are priced inexpensively, but if I bought every kitchen gadget out there, I would need some therapy. Hi, I am Karen and I have a kitchen gadget addiction. 🙂

 Just Skip to the Recipe Please!

Seriously, I love this time of the year.  When there is just a hint of crispness in the air (at night) and I can cook Easy Maple Fig Preserves, Simple Maple Fig Bars with Pecan Crumble and have my pumpkin spiced lattes (iced).  It’s not sweater weather here yet.  But I believe it is slowly heading our way. Very slowly… That is why I love baking.

Let’s Get Started!

This Simple and Quick Apple Pie Filling is just what it says. A simple pie filling cooked on the stovetop.  Skip the slow cooker unless you are cooking for an army or canning.  It takes about 30 minutes from start to finish.  That’s pretty much all the time that you will need.

Start by washing, peeling, coring, and chopping five medium cooking apples.   This is the only step that might take a bit.  I usually sit at the kitchen table, pull the garbage can towards me. This way I can just toss the apple peels when I accumulate a pile of them.

Add to a large bowl, the lemon juice, and apple pieces. Toss together and set aside.

In a medium-sized saucepan, add sugar, and spices. Stir to combine.  In a small bowl, stir together the cornstarch and water. Add mixture to saucepan.

Turn Heat to medium and stir until combined. Add the apples, bring to a boil and then reduce heat to low.  Simmer, covered for 10 minutes until apples are slightly soft and filling has thickened to preferred consistency. Be prepared to have your place smell like cinnamon and apples!

 

Allow to cool and spoon into tightly covered jars and store in refrigerator up to a week. You can use this filling for pretty much anything. Topping on pancakes, cheesecakes, ice cream and how about waffles?

Prep 20 mins

Cook 10 mins

Total 30 mins

Author Karen @ thetailoredspoon

Yield 4-5 cups

  • 5 medium cooking apples (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar*
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch*
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 cups water*

Peel, core and chop apples into half-inch pieces.

Add to a large bowl, the lemon juice, and apple pieces. Toss together and set aside.

In a medium-sized saucepan, add sugar, and spices. Stir to combine.

In a small bowl, stir together the cornstarch and water. Add mixture to saucepan.

Turn Heat to medium and stir until combined. Then reduce heat to low and simmer, covered for 10 minutes until apples are slightly soft and filling has thickened to preferred consistency.

Cool and place in tightly covered jars and store in refrigerator up to a week. 

*You can use white sugar in place of brown sugar.  It will just be a bit sweeter tasting. 

*The amount of cornstarch can be reduced. It will all depend on the thickness of filling you desire. 

*Depending on how thick of a consistency you desire, water can be reduced or increased. 

Courses american

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