Simple Homemade Apple Pie Filling

October 28, 2023 twenty-one Comments

This easy homemade apple pie filling will warm your body and heart.

Simple Homemade Apple Pie Filling

I’ve seen jars of apple pie filling sold in specialty stores and always thought it was a great idea. You can use it to accompany ice cream, pancakes or alone as a treat.

The best part about apple pie filling is that you skip the crust (which is sad for many). Why is this cool? Pie dough is made with a ton of butter (or lard) and flour and adds a lot of calories to the pie. I never knew how to make a low calorie base.

This way, you can enjoy apple pie without going over your calorie budget.

Some other ideas I’ve had include my healthy apple crisp recipe and my apple chips recipe.

I made this in a slow cooker because I love the convenience of being able to walk away for hours and not think about what I’m cooking. I used a slow cooker liner for easy cleanup, so this whole project was a breeze.

The house smelled so good when this was cooking. It amazes me how cooking apples smells like home. Maybe it’s because I live in New England.

If you live in Santa Fe, does the fragrance of roasted chiles smell like home? I’d love to know what kitchen smells make people calmer and more comfortable.

All you have to do is peel, core and slice the apples (mix them into the topping) and cook for a couple of hours. It’s really simple and makes it easy to cut down on sugar. I cut the sugar in half from another recipe I found and thought it was pretty sweet.

There are only 8 grams of added sugar in one serving (about 1 ½ teaspoons). Most of the sugar comes from apples.

I keep it in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed container and warm it up a little when I want a dessert.

What would you make with this apple pie filling?

Simple Homemade Apple Pie Filling Recipe

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Makes 5 cups

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6 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into 8 pieces
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
¼ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons of flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 tablespoons butter, melted


Line a 6-quart slow cooker with a slow cooker liner or spray it with nonstick spray. Put the apples in a slow cooker and mix with the lemon juice. Mix sugar, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a small bowl. Add sugar mixture to apples and stir until all apples are coated. Drizzle with butter and cook for 2 hours on high or 3 hours on low.

Serve immediately with ice cream or refrigerate and store for later in a tightly sealed container. It is great with whipped cream or alone.

nutritional information

For ¼ cup = 140 calories, 3.8 grams fat, 2.2 grams saturated fat, 28.5 grams carbohydrates, 22.5 grams sugar, 0.6 grams protein, 3.4 grams fiber, 27mg sodium, 5 freestyle SmartPoints

Point values ​​are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for informational purposes only. See all Snack Girl recipes

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