Canned Apple Pie Filling

posted by Jennifer A 04-05-99 12:29 PM

Canned Apple Pie Filling

4 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup cornstarch
6 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cloves (optional)
1 tsp. salt
3 Tbl. lemon juice
5 1/2 - 6 lbs. apples
10 cups water, divided

Blend sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in large pan. Stir in 8 cups water. Cook and stir until bubbly and thick.

Add lemon juice. Fill jars with pared and sliced apples. Fill with hot syrup to 1/2" from top.

Process quarts 20 minutes in hot water bath.

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