Can you believe it? I actually baked a pie! I have been giving myself little pats on the back all week. Pie making has been something I wanted to try for a long time. Now I know that I can not toot my horn too loudly, since ya know it does have a few flaws. I think next time I'll bake it a bit more to get a bit more brown on my crust, but it came out and the crust was actually baked! Can you tell I am pretty stoked! I used a ready made pie crust (I am working up to the from scratch kind), but I did make my own pie filling. This stuff is yummy. We love to not only have it on pie, but as a topping for waffles too! Add some homemade whipped cream and your golden!
Ready to hear how easy it is to make?
Homemade Apple Pie Filling
4 1/2 cups white sugar
1 cup cornstarch
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
2 tsp salt
10 cups water
3 tbl lemon juice
6 pounds of apples (we love granny smith apples the best!)
In a large pan, mix sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add salt and water. Mix well. Bring to a boil and cook until thick and bubbly. Remove from heat and add lemon juice. Next, Sterilize canning jars, lids, and rings by boiling them in a large pot of water. Peel core and slice apples. Pack the sliced apples into the hot canning jars, leaving 1/2 inch head space. Fill jars with hot syrup and gently remove air bubbles with a knife. Put lids on and process in a water bath for 20 minutes.
What canning recipes to you guys love?