On our trip to town this week, we stopped by to visit our good friend Mark. His apple tree was bursting with big juicy Gravensteins. Mark had eaten a few apples off the tree but was content to give the rest to the birds and the squirrels.
We had just purchased some nice red delicious to make a pie and thought the Gravensteins would be a nice compliment in flavor. So before it all went to the wildlife, we grabbed a bag, filled it with fresh picked apples, then headed home with visions of hot apple pie.
On our way back to the island, we realized this was a lot more apples then we would need for one pie! Why not whip up a batch of homemade apple pie filling and have organic and delicious apple pies throughout the year! So we pulled our canning equiptment back out and got to work.
To make our homemade canned apple pie filling you will need:
- 6 Sterilized wide mouth quart jars
To make your pie: Use your favorite pie crust recipe or frozen crusts. Fill with your homemade pie filling and bake for about an hour at 375 degrees. Allow pie to cool for 2- 3 hours before serving. You may also use this filling in empenadas, turnovers and other filled pasteries. Or warm and serve over icecream or yogurt.
Ben prepping for our apple project: