Apple Pie Filling

***NOTE:  IT IS NOW CONSIDERED UNSAFE TO USE CORNSTARCH WHEN CANNING APPLE PIE FILLING.  I HAVE KEPT THIS RECIPE FOR MY OWN PERSONAL USE.***



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
Approximately 20 pounds apples (Enough to fill seven quarts)

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.
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.

Comments

mmmmmm! beautiful and yummy!
WeldrBrat said…
YOU, my dear...are an absolute ANGEL!!!! Thank you sooo much!!!
Deb said…
hmmmm yummy!! I put a bunch in the freezer, but this looks yummy too! :)