Canned Apple Spice Pie Filling

Makes 6, 1qt homemade canned gifts and 1 mini pie for the chef
*2 quarts of filling makes one 9 inch pie, so you’ll want to give each person 2, 1qt cans.  

4 cups sugar
1 cup cornstarch
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
¼ tsp. ground turmeric
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
2 tsp. salt
9 cups water
4 Tbs. lemon juice & the grated zest of 1 lemon
6 pounds apples
Canning jars and lids

Begin by sterilizing your canning jars, lids & rings by boiling them in a large pot of water.
Next, begin to prepare your pie filling. In a large pot, mix sugar, cornstarch & spices. 

Add salt & water & mix well. 

Bring to a boil & cook until thick & bubbly. 

Remove from heat & add lemon juice & zest.

Peel, core, & slice apples.

Pack the sliced apples into hot canning jars, leaving a 1/2 inch headspace.

Fill jars with hot syrup & gently remove air bubbles with a knife.

Put lids on & process in a water bath canner for 20* minutes.

*Add one minute additional processing time for each 1,000 feet above sea level.


Bag, tag and gift it. 
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