Homemade Apple Pie Filling

If there’s a recipe that screams fall, it’s this Homemade Apple Pie Filling. Made simply with chopped granny smith apples, apple pie spice, boiled cider, a little flour, butter, vanilla, powdered sugar, and vanilla… There’s really nothing not to love about this classic pie filing! There is a depth of flavor in this recipe that store-bought brands can only attempt to recreate, but never succeed. The secret? Boiled apple cider.. It’s what gives this filling so much flavor and makes it stand out from all the rest! The best part is that you don’t have to just make apple pie with this filling. Nope. You can do SO many things! From fritters, to pop tarts, to just the filling served in a bowl while warm with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream. No matter what you decide to do, this apple pie filling is the perfect way to celebrate the Fall/Autumn apple season.

pie filling in a jar with a spoon beside it, spices, and flowers behind

About The Recipe

There is nothing more classic than apple pie filling. We have been making it for literal years! But not always just for pie.

I used to mix this stuff up in small, single serve batches to serve on top of my oatmeal in the mornings! There is limitless possibilities on what you can do with this.

And I’m sure we’re gonna try them all!

pie filling in a jar on a marble counter with cinnamon sticks and flowers

Honestly, I can’t think of a better multi-purpose recipe. It’s something so easy that works with almost anything you try it with! Plus, it really is just a great way to use up apples.

We actually started making this recipe using a store-bought boiled cider, but after a while, that started getting expensive and hard to find… So, we made our own spiced boiled cider!

It’s seriously so good..

Whenever we make this filling, I have to stop myself from getting a bowl and a spoon! It’s that good.

pie filling in two jars with spices and flowers

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

  • Granny Smith Apples
  • Powdered Sugar
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Apple Pie Spice
  • Salt
  • Boiled Cider
  • Vanilla
  • Butter
salt, powdered sugar, chopped apples, flour, boiled cider, vanilla, butter, and cinnamon in bowls

Instructions

In a large pot, combine all ingredients and cook over a low heat for about 5-10 minutes, or until the apples have slightly softened.

What To Make With Apple Pie Filling

The absolute best thing about apple pie filling is you can do almost anything you want. Go as far as your imagination will take you but for now, here are a few ideas!

And that’s really just the tip of the ice berg. There’s so many things you can make with this delicious apple pie filling!

pie filling in a glass jar with spices, a spoon, and white flowers

How To Store

The best way to keep this filling is, after it’s cooled, transfer it into an airtight container and keep in the fridge for 3-5 days. You can freeze this, but just make sure you get it out ahead of time so it has time to thaw!

Substitutions

  • You can use any kind of baking apple! We prefer granny smiths, but it’s really about whatever you like best!
  • You can use store-bought or homemade boiled cider.
  • Vegan butter can be used in place of regular butter to make this recipe vegan!
a jar of apple pie filling with another jar behind and a spoon

Expert Tips

  • Using a corer and peeler will make the prep a breeze! I highly recommend the one in the recipe card. I have used it for years and absolutely adore it!
  • Try to find apples that are firm to the touch and have no bruises. This will provide a great texture with no sour tasting apples in your filling.
  • Don’t overcook the apples!
  • You can chop the apples as thick or thin as you prefer.

When you make this Homemade Apple Pie Filling, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

pie filling in a jar with a spoon beside it, spices, and flowers behind

Homemade Apple Pie Filling

Caylie
This Homemade Apple Pie Filling is super simple and easy to make! With the sweetness from the apples and the subtle hints of spice, there's no way not to love this classic.
4.86 from 7 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Fillings
Cuisine American
Servings 2 quarts
Calories 219 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 8 Granny Smith Apples about 16 cups, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 6 Tablespoons [boiled cider]
  • 2 ½ teaspoons apple pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 3 Tablespoons salted butter

Instructions

  • Peel, core, and chop apples.
  • Combine all ingredients into a large pot.
  • Cook over medium-low heat for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • When apples become slightly tender, turn off heat and allow to cool before use.

Notes

Substitutions:
  • You can use any kind of baking apple! We prefer granny smiths, but it's really about whatever you like best!
  • You can use store-bought or homemade boiled cider.
  • Vegan butter can be used in place of regular butter to make this recipe vegan!
Expert Tips:
  • Using a corer and peeler will make the prep a breeze! I highly recommend the one in the recipe card. I have used it for years and absolutely adore it!
  • Try to find apples that are firm to the touch and have no bruises. This will provide a great texture with no sour tasting apples in your filling.
  • Don't overcook the apples!
  • You can chop the apples as thick or thin as you prefer.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 219kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 172mgFiber: 3gSugar: 32g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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