Apple pie filling is a delicious treat that is not only for apple pies but also for adding as a topping to your desserts. It is a yummy combination of cinnamon sauce and chunks of apples that tastes perfect. You can enjoy it with your scoops of ice cream, cake, and even yogurt. It just takes 15-20 minutes, and you have the best apple pie filling made at home. It is that easy!
Apple pie filling has been a part of my routine for a long time. I usually have it with my breakfast, especially on my oatmeals. It is not just something you have to try with a pie or different desserts; you can enjoy it with anything.
Why go for homemade apple pie filling?
When it comes to homemade recipes, I choose to make and share super easy recipes. It must take less time, the ingredients are easy to find, and they are affordable. I believe homemade tastes super delicious, and you will feel a significant difference from the market ones. The one I am sharing hints at spices we will be using today in our recipe. Instead of getting soggy apples, you can enjoy tender chunks of fruit with a handful of ingredients.
Variations of apple pie filling:
It is up to you that you use slices, chunks, or chopped applies in your filling.
If you are not a fan of white sugar, you can add brown sugar to the recipe.
Using lemon juice can enhance the flavors.
I will be using ground cinnamon as a spice, but you can use pumpkin mix, apple pie filling mix, or any other spice you like.
How to freeze apple pie filling?
Do you know that you can freeze the apple pie filling easily? This amazing treat is perfect for storing in the freezer instead of buying cans of apple pie filling. Follow the recipe and store the leftovers in a freezer or airtight container. Whenever you want to use it, just defrost it, and it will taste perfectly fine.
Ideas for the apple pie filling to use:
The main idea is to make the apple pie filling egg rolls you have probably tried in many restaurants, especially Mcdonald’s.
Try it with yogurt, ice cream, and oatmeal.
Serve it over your finely cut fruits and top with some nuts.
Top it on the waffles, pancakes, cinnamon rolls, dumplings, and any of your baked treats.
Apple Pie Filling Recipe
- Apples 4 sliced/chopped
- Butter 2 tbsp
- Ground cinnamon 1 tsp
- ⅓ cup sugar You can use both white and brown sugar
- 3 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp cornstarch + 2 tbsp water Make a mixture
- Slice or chop your apple slices while cooking the melted butter and cinnamon in a skillet on medium heat.
- In 3 minutes, add the sugar, apples, and water.
- Cover the skillet and let it cook for 5-7 minutes.
- In a small bowl, add the cornstarch and 2 tbsp water. Mix it and add it to the skillet when the apples are done.
- As soon as the filling starts to bubble, turn off the heat and let it cool.
To check whether the apples are tender or not, use a fork.
If you want your filling to be thicker, let it boil for another 1 or 2 minutes.