Monday, April 26, 2010


Apple pie - the all-American dessert.  I happen to be blessed with a husband who has planted a beautiful orchard on our property.  For the past two years, our trees have yielded beautiful apples.  I was fortunate enough to come across a great recipe for canning the apple pie filling I make with these apples.  I can several jars and we are able to enjoy "fresh" apple pie throughout the year.  Now, I am in now way an expert canner and in fact, I rather despise doing it.  It makes such a mess in my kitchen!  However, I like to be able to run to the pantry any day of the year, throw a pie together quickly, and know that my hard work has paid off.   Love/hate relationship for sure!

I made this pie for my parents when they were visiting last week.  Here's the recipe I use for the filling:

First, peel and cut your apples and pack them tightly into clean canning jars.

4 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. salt
10 cups water 
1 cup corn starch
3 tsp. lemon juice

Cook until thick and bubbly.  Pour into the jars over the apples.  Pour slowly and you may have to use a spatula to move things around so it is all nicely filled.

Give them a hot water bath for 20 minutes to seal.

The pie crust recipe is from my good friend, Marie.  I always hated working with pie dough until I tried this recipe:

2 tsp. salt
1 cup Crisco
1/2 cup water
2 cups flour

Easy as apple pie!


  1. would a piece of that pie count as 1 serving or 2 of i am sooo bad.

  2. Oh, you are bad! I think probably one serving plus a whole lot of calories!

  3. ok will be proud of me....i am really trying....i had an apple today, a salad and, are you ready for this? grapes instead of making brownies.....i know i know....i rock...:0)

  4. YOu go, girl! I got my 2 fruit servings in too, plus 3 veggies. The WW on line gave me a smiley face for hitting the 5 servings! Yeah! Plus, I ran/walked 2 miles. Woo hoo - 1 day down, the rest of my life to go.

  5. Mmmm. I haven't had a good apple pie since... wait I think it was last time Ty was here! LOL
    : )