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Crock Pot Apple Pie Filling

4.32 from 35 votes
Save time on your holiday desserts with my Crock Pot Apple Pie Filling recipe. Make it ahead, store it for weeks and you'll have dessert ready to go!
Make Ahead 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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Do you have a recipe for pie crust? Try my perfect pie crust recipe. Also see how to assemble an easy apple crisp pie with some of my easy make ahead tips.

Crock Pot Apple Pie Filling

4.32 from 35 votes
Save time on your holiday desserts with my Crock Pot Apple Pie Filling recipe. Make it ahead, store it for weeks and you'll have dessert ready to go!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 3 jars
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Save time on your holiday desserts with my Crock Pot Apple Pie Filling recipe. Make it ahead, store it for weeks and you'll have dessert ready to go!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 3 jars

Ingredients

  • 9 (40oz/1150g) apples (eg/ granny Smith)
  • ½ cup (4floz/115ml) plus a ½ cup (4floz/115ml) of water, divided
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 medium lemon, juiced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • A pinch ground nutmeg (optional)
  • ½ cup (4oz/115g) butter
  • ¼ cup (32g) cornstarch

Instructions

  • Peel, core and chop the apples roughly into small cubes.
  • In the pot of a slow cooker, combine the apples, ½ cup (4floz/115ml) of water, sugar, lemon juice, spices and butter. Place the lid on the pot and cook on HIGH for 1 hour.
  • After the apples have cooked, whisk the cornstarch with the remaining ½ cup (4floz/115ml) of water and stir into the apples.
  • Continue cooking on HIGH for another 30-60 minutes, until the apples are extremely tender.
  • Laslty stir in the salt before removing the apples from the slow cooker.
  • Cool completely before transferring to an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. It also can be frozen for up to 2 months. Use in any apple pie, crumble or crisp recipe.

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Marleen
Marleen
2 years ago

Can I freeze it in zippered bags?

Jane
Jane
1 year ago

Does this recipe make 1 apple pie?

Mary Taylor
Mary Taylor
7 months ago

There is no amount of SALT listed to put in pie filling at the end….please advise…Thanks

9 months ago

Dear Gemma,
Does This Recipe Make One Pie?
I Want To Make Your Make-Ahead Apple Pie And 9 Apples Seem Like A LOT.
How Would I Make This In A Saucepan?

Lori
Lori
1 year ago

I just adore you! Your patience answering each question is phenomenal, especially when scrolling down they’ve been answered 4 or 5 times already. I’m making a bunch of this to give away this year. Last year was the Hot Cocoa Truffles and they were such a huge hit!

Mary
18 days ago

Hi Gemma,
The recipe states 9 large apples – is this correct, or should it read 9 cups of apples? Just wondering, as I read in one of your comments that it was 9 cups apples, which you said would be about 5 granny smith. Just want to start out with the right amount. Thanks!

Rachel Richardson
Rachel Richardson
10 months ago

Hi Gemma,
I’m making Apple Pie Bread today and am also making the filling from your recipe. Do I let it completely cool before making my recipe?? Also would it be ok to mix up Granny Smith apples with Golden delicious apples??
Thank so much for all your recipes, tips and videos! I’m a visual learner so you have been a big help!!

Olga
Olga
10 months ago

Hi Gemma! I’m a bit confused with step 5, regarding the salt. I’m so sorry but I don’t see how much salt we suppose to add. Is it just a pinch? I’m very sorry if it’s up there and I don’t see it! I’m reading it again and again.
Also, one more question, do the times change if I use a electric multipot to slow cook it? Thank you so much for your time advance! Olga

Last edited 10 months ago by Olga
Katrin
Katrin
1 year ago

Hi Gemma, can I use honey instead of sugar?

Vee
Vee
1 year ago

Hie Gemma instead of cornstarch can I use flour

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