Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Apple Pie Filling

4 ½ C. white sugar
10 C. water
1 C. cornstarch
3 tbs. Lemon juice
2 tsp. Ground cinnamon
2 drops yellow food coloring
¼ tsp. Ground nutmeg
2 tsp. Salt
6 lbs. (or 24 C.) Apples peeled, cored, & quartered
In a large pan, mix sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add salt and wwater and mix
well. Bring to a boil and cook until thick and bubble. Remove from heat and add lemon juice and food coloring. Sterilize canning jars, lids and rings by boiling them in a large pot of water Pack sliced apples into hot canning jars, leaving a ½” headspace. Fill jars with hot syrup and gently remove air bubbles with knife. Put lids on and process in hot water bath for 20 min.

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