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Make Ahead Crock Pot Apple Pie Filling

Crock Pot Apple Pie Filling

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Crock Pots never cease to amaze me. There is not much you can’t make in one, and best of all most household own one. So dust it off and crank it up because we are making Apple Pie Filling.

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This pie filling is a true traditional pie filling with the flavors you have come to love, however the trick is all of the ingredients are mixed together in a crock pot, then just set it and forget it!

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Cook your Apple pie filling until your apples becomes soft and all of the flavors marry together. The apples create their own sauce as the stew with the water and sugar. As you can see you end up with soft and saucy apples.

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Store your Hot Apple Pie Filling in sterilized jars. This preserves them so you have fresh pie filling at the ready. Store your Apple Pie Filling for 4-6 weeks at room temperature or in the fridge.

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Crock Pot Apple Pie Filling
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 20 mins
 
Servings: 3 jars
Author: Gemma Stafford
Ingredients
  • 9 cups (1150g) diced apple (gala, granny smith)
  • 2 tbsp (30mL) freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ½ cups (260mL) water
  • ¼ cup (32g) cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp (45Gg) sugar (brown or white)
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg (optional)
Instructions
  1. Add the diced apple to a slow cooker, and toss with the lemon juice.
  2. Whisk together the remaining ingredients in a medium pot until smooth and the cornstarch has completely dissolved. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, for 5-8 minutes or until the mixture starts to thicken and has reduced by a third. Pour the mixture over the apples, and toss until all of the apples are coated.
  3. Cover the slow cooker with the lid, and cook the apples on HIGH heat for 1 1/2-2 hours, gently stirring after every hour, or until the apples are extremely tender. Cool completely to room temperature in the slow cooker before transferring to airtight containers and refrigerating.

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  1. Meg on April 15, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    Ok
    I’m so excited to make this to go on crepes at my party this weekend! What is the impact of choosing one sugar over the other?

    • Meg on April 15, 2018 at 9:31 pm

      Also, how big are these jars? I’m trying to figure out what size crockpot to use and jar sizes for future fun!

    • Gemma Stafford on April 16, 2018 at 4:02 am

      Hi Meg,
      White sugar will give a lighter green finish to this, and it will lack the caramel flavor of the brown sugar.
      Really the jar size can suit what you have. It is always a great way to recycle used jars, and there is something satisfying about that too.
      Have a great party,
      Gemma 🙂

  2. Sadie on April 10, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Could I just eat this with a spoon like applesauce?

    • Gemma Stafford on April 10, 2018 at 11:20 am

      Hi Sadie,
      sure you can. add it to yogurt too, when it is cold. Add it to porridge for a great breakfast, to pork, for a delicious dinner, and feed it to the baby!
      really perfect food,
      Gemma 🙂

  3. Donna4k on April 10, 2018 at 6:33 am

    This can also be made in the microwave in a large glass bowl for 5 minute intervals until desired chunkiness is reached, you can mash the apples as they begin to soften. – love your site.

    • Gemma Stafford on April 10, 2018 at 11:21 am

      Hi Donna,
      YES! perfect suggestion, thank you for your input,
      Gemma 🙂

  4. Kirsten on November 23, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    These can last 4-6 on the counter..how long last in the refrigerator?

    • Gemma Stafford on November 23, 2017 at 3:40 pm

      6-8 weeks. 🙂

  5. mariam mukhtar on November 21, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Hi gemma i don’t have slow cooker. How long does it normally take to cook on a regular stove. Many thanks

    • Gemma Stafford on November 22, 2017 at 6:11 am

      Hi Mariam,

      For sure just cook it on the stove. It will take around 20 minutes or so 🙂

      • Jocy on November 22, 2017 at 1:20 pm

        Hi Gemma, Happy Thanksgiving! Should I set the stove top on simmer since I don’t have a crock pot? Or what temperature for 20min? Thanks!

        • Gemma Stafford on November 23, 2017 at 9:04 pm

          Hi Jocy,

          Put it into a pot on medium to low heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until the apples are fully cooked.

          Gemma.

  6. Kerrie on November 18, 2017 at 6:25 am

    This looks great. Can you let the apples cool and then immediately use them for a pie, rather than waiting 4-6 weeks?

    • Gemma Stafford on November 18, 2017 at 9:49 am

      Hi Kerrie,

      for sure you can. They can be used straight away for keep in the fridge for 4 days 🙂

      Gemma.

  7. Missie Rake on October 1, 2017 at 9:07 am

    I was wondering if i could freeze this recipe?

    • Gemma Stafford on October 2, 2017 at 1:49 am

      Hi Missie,
      Yes! Absolutely, it will be perfect. Freeze when cold, in sealed freezer bags, in portions. good idea when the apples are plentiful,
      Gemma 🙂

      • Christina on October 2, 2017 at 3:27 am

        I have just started to freeze mine as well, 2.5 to 3 cups to a quart size freezer bag. Once the filling is slightly warm I scoop into my bags, do not seal, stand them up in a bread loaf pan, can get about 3 bags in one, let them cool. Once cooled down carefully zip them up with getting most of the air out of them, lay flat in my freezer. *For extra security from freezer burn or frost builds up I place 6 freezer quart bags full into a larger freezer bag (gallon), zip that bag and lay flat in my freezer. Gemma, I absolutely love this recipe. So far I have done up 50 pounds of zester apples.

        • Gemma Stafford on October 2, 2017 at 3:32 am

          Hi Christina,
          Thank you so much for your input here, I really appreciate the advice, and other Bold Bakers will too. We learn together!
          Gemma 🙂

        • Christina on October 2, 2017 at 4:41 am

          **CORRECTION! I can get 3-quart size bags in one(1) gallon freezer bag. Not 6.

  8. Christina on September 26, 2017 at 11:42 am

    I did use your recipe over the weekend & I absolutely love it and shared with my friends. Going apple picking again this weekend and making more. So there was a little left over in my pot, hubby placed in a bowl and topped it with vanilla ice cream, he says it was a perfect dessert. Thank you, Gemma!!!

    • Gemma Stafford on September 27, 2017 at 1:28 am

      Hi Christine,
      I love ‘stewed apple’ and when we were growing up it was a dessert in the apple season too. It is delicious with a natural yogurt too, even for breakfast. I am really happy that you husband liked this. Men seem to like lighter desserts! It is also lovely served with pork, with ice cream, and of course as a pie filling. Enjoy,
      Gemma 🙂

  9. Mandy on September 26, 2017 at 8:01 am

    Hi Gemma, I have a tree in my garden laden with Bramley apples, could I use those in the pie filling instead of the Gala or Granny Smith?

    • Gemma Stafford on September 26, 2017 at 10:07 am

      Hi Mandy,
      Wow! lucky you. That is just about the best ever cooking apple. It does need a lot of sugar, but it is the best!
      Go for it, for apple crumble/crisp, apple sponge, apple tart/pie, the best!
      Gemma 🙂

      • Mandy on October 2, 2017 at 3:47 pm

        Thank you for your reply Gemma. I will try that out with my Bramley apples.
        Just came across your three layered micro bake cake which looks fab. That will be a job for my grandchildren next week.
        Thanks again
        Mandy

        • Gemma Stafford on October 3, 2017 at 12:57 am

          Hi Mandy,
          Love the bramley apples, especially from your own tree, we grew up on these!
          Yes, keep those kids busy, and fed! Win win I say! Thank you for being with us,
          Gemma 🙂

  10. Christina on September 22, 2017 at 6:51 am

    After filling the jars, do they need to be submerged into a hot water bath to seal the jar? If so how long in the hot water bath?

    • Gemma Stafford on September 23, 2017 at 8:12 am

      Hi Christina,

      So I know some people do that but I generally don’t. Feel free to if you wish.

      Happy Baking!
      Gemma.

  11. Dawn on August 11, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    My son sometimes eat it with bread for breakfast.

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