This apple pie filling is the recipe for a perfect fall dessert! 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!
Granny Smith apples Lemon juice Cornstarch Unsalted butter Granulated sugar Dark brown sugar Ground cinnamon Nutmeg Ground ginger Vanilla extract
Place the apple slices in a large bowl and toss them with lemon juice.
Whisk ¼ cup of lemon juice and cornstarch in a small bowl until the cornstarch dissolves.
Melt the butter in a Dutch oven set over medium heat. Stir in the apples and cook for 5 minutes, or until the apples have softened.
Add the lemon and cornstarch mixture and combine. Cook for a minute, then stir in the sugars and salt. Remove from heat and stir in the spices and vanilla.
Let the apple pie filling cool completely, then pour it into a pie crust or store it for later.
Sure, canned apple pie filling is easy, but making your own isn’t all that hard either—and it tastes so much better!