Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bottled Apple Pie Filling

4 1/2 c. sugar
4 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. salt
9 c. water
1 c. cornstarch
1 c. water
3 T. lemon juice
30 apples, sliced and peeled

Bring the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and 9 c. of water to a boil. In a separate bowl, mix 1 c. cornstarch and 1 c. wter until smooth. Add to the first mixture after it is boiling to thicken. Stir until thick. Add in the lemon juice. Mix in the apples. Pack into quart jars leaving a 1/2-inch of headspace. Process for 20 minutes.

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