Apple pie is about as American as Apple Pie. It's a fruit pie in which the main ingredient is the apple filling.
Made and Served in several regional and traditional variations , it is frequently topped with ice cream or whipped cream and sometimes cheese such as my Apple Cheesecake Pie. In addition to pies this filling can also be used with a number of tarts and assorted pastries.
6 pounds apples
4 1/2 cups white sugar
1 cup cornstarch
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
10 cups water
2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons lemon juice
A few drops yellow food coloring.
1.In a large pan, mix sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add salt and water and mix well.
2.Bring to a boil and cook until thick and bubbly.
3.Remove from heat and add lemon juice and food coloring.
4.Sterilize canning jars, lids and rings by boiling them in a large pot of water.
5.Peel, core, and slice apples.
6.Pack the sliced apples into hot canning jars.
7.Leave at least a 1/2 inch of head space.
8.Fill jars with hot syrup and gently remove any bubbles with a knife.
9.Put lids on and process in a water bath canner for 20 minutes
Seal, label and freeze if not using right away.
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