The Best Easy Apple Pie Filling Recipe

Apple pies are all about the filling if the filling is good you have rocked the pies.

Most people are too scared of ruining their pies that they buy apple pie fillings from stores, but even they cannot deny the fact; that homemade things are always better than the store-bought.

Learning an apple pie filling recipe is like killing two birds with a single shot because you can use the same filling in other desserts and meals.

We have brought a simple, easy apple pie filling recipe that will definitely make you nail the classic apple pies. Moreover, you can use just any apples to make the exemplar and scrumptious apple pie filling in no time.


I hope you are aware of the saying ‘as easy as a pie’ because it applies really well to the apple pie filling recipe.

There is no rocket science in making flavorsome apple pie filling at home, which is way better than the canned one.

I am using the most used apples, which are Granny Smith apples, but as I mentioned above, you can use any apple that is your personal preference or available at the time.

Because no matter what, you will end up making delicious and finger-licking apple pie filling!

Let’s get started!

quick and easy apple pie filling

Easy Apple Pie Filling

Apple pies are all about the filling if the filling is good you have rocked the pies.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 50 mins
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Dessert, Pies
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Apple Pie
Calories 1681 kcal



  • Clean your apples and peel them. Cut your apples into thin uniform-sized slices. Toss the slices in lemon juice and put them in a pot.
  • Add all of the ingredients into the pot and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the liquid by bringing it to simmer for about 30 to 35 minutes.
  • Your end product should be soft and tender apples. Once you have achieved the end product remove the filling from heat and leave it to cool for about 30 minutes.
  • Place them in the fridge if you want to use the filling in the same week. But if you want to store it for longer put the filling in airtight glass jars and place them in the freezer.



Note 1: Apple peels make a lot of different delicious recipes. You can also use apple peels to make apple cider vinegar.
Note 2: In step 2, if you have too much liquid, remove the lid of the pot and let the mixture simmer for another 10 minutes.
Note 3: Butter is used as a flavor enhancer; you can skip it if you want to stick to the classic canned pie filling recipe.
Note 4: Sealed apple pie filling can be used for a whole year.
Note 5: If you want to make a thick apple pie filling you can add a little more cornstarch. Keep adding it when the mixture is boiling until your preferred consistency has been achieved.
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Keyword Apple pie, apple pie filling


*nutritional information might not be 100 percent correct*

  • Calories: 1700kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 435g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Proteins: 8g
  • Sugars: 350g
  • Iron: 5.2mg

Nutritional information; varies with different ingredients*




How to thicken your apple pie filling?


There are a lot of ways of thickening your apple pie filling, but the super-effective and easiest way is to add cornstarch or flour.


How to prepare your apples for an apple pie filling?


Wash your apples properly and remove stickers and wax that might be present on your apples. Peel them off and cut them into cubes or slices of uniform size.


Which apples are the best choices for apple pie fillings?


Choosing the right apples for your apple pie filling is the initial step in making the right apple pie filling. Granny Smith’s apples are the most common consideration when it comes to apple pie filling.


Can baking soda be a substitute for cornstarch?


Hell No! Baking soda cannot replace cornstarch or flour when you are cooking your apple pie fillings. It can totally ruin the flavor of your pie.


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