Overhead shot of apple pie filling in pie crust with cut apples around.
5 from 3 votes

Apple Pie Filling

This homemade apple pie filling is sweet, tart, and warm all the same time. Learning how to make apple pie filling is a no-brainer; the biggest obstacle is learning what the best apples for pie are. My apple pie filling recipe can be used for pie, muffins, and even turnovers!

Course Fruit
Cuisine American
Keyword apple pie filling, best apples for apple pie, how to make apple pie filling
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 quarts
Calories 723 kcal
Author ijustmakesandwiches


  • 2 pounds Granny Smith apples
  • 1 ounce Butter
  • 3 ounces Sugar
  • 2 fluid ounce water
  • 0.5 ounce cornstarch
  • 3 ounce sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • .25 ounce butter


  1. Peel, quarter, and core all apples. Discard all the scraps and slice apples
  2. Melt butter over medium heat in a skillet. Add apples and saute for about 15 minutes or until water starts to leech out from the apples. Once the water has almost evaporated, add sugar and dissolve. Do NOT caramelize.
  3. Mix water and cornstarch to create slurry and set a side. Once sugar has dissolved, add slurry to apples and mix well.
  4. Add remaining of ingredients to apples and cook until butter has melted.
  5. Allow mix to cool completely before storing.
Nutrition Facts
Apple Pie Filling
Amount Per Serving (2 quarts)
Calories 723 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 134mg 6%
Potassium 485mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 155g 52%
Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
Sugars 132g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 13.8%
Vitamin C 27.6%
Calcium 3.7%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.