Canned Apple Pie Filling

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 10 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 drops yellow food coloring
  • 6 pounds apples

Instructions

1_ in a large pan, mix sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add salt and water and mix well. Bring to a boil and cook until thick and bubbly. Remove from heat and add lemon juice and food coloring.

2_ Sterilize canning jars, lids and rings by boiling them in a large pot of water.

3_ Peel, core, and slice apples. Pack the sliced apples into hot canning jars, leaving a 1/2 inch headspace.


4_ Fill jars with hot syrup, and gently remove air bubbles with a knife.

5 _ Put lids on and process in a water bath canner for 20 minutes.

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