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Apple Pie Filling

This apple pie filling is the perfect recipe for a scrumptious fall treat! Tender apples, a blend of warm fall spices, and a syrupy sauce make it a great addition to any dessert—or your favorite pie crust!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple pie filling
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 312kcal


  • Small bowl
  • Dutch oven


  • 6 Granny Smith apples peeled, cored, and sliced
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Toss the prepared apple slices in lemon juice to prevent oxidation.
    6 Granny Smith apples, ¼ cup lemon juice
  • Whisk the ¼ cup of lemon juice and cornstarch in a small bowl until dissolved. Set aside.
    2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • In a Dutch oven over medium heat, add the butter and heat until melted. Add the apples and stir. Cook for 5 minutes or until the apples are soft.
    ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • Pour the lemon juice/cornstarch mixture over the apples. Stir to combine. Cook for 1 minute. Add both sugars and salt and stir to combine.
    ½ cup granulated sugar, ½ cup dark brown sugar, 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Remove from the heat and add the cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and vanilla. Stir to combine.
    1 teaspoon cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, ¼ teaspoon ground ginger, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Let cool to room temperature and use immediately or store for later use.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 396mg | Potassium: 236mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 54g | Vitamin A: 336IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 0.4mg