Apple Pie Filling
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Filling for apple pie hand-pies
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2 cups approx
  • ¾ cup Sugar
  • 4 Apples (I prefer Granny Smith -- but use whatever you have)
  • 1½ TBS Lemon Juice (Fresh if you have it -- but you can use concentrated)
  • 1 tsp Lemon Zest (optional if you have it)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp allspice
  • 1 TBS Tapioca pudding (dry) optional if you have and if your apples are really juicy.
  1. Prepare filling in advance for hand pies -- it should be cold for use.
  2. Peel apples and cut into thin slices.
  3. Put all ingredients into a medium saucepan
  4. On medium-low heat stir ingredients often for 5 to 10 minutes or until apples soften and can be mashed with a potato masher or fork to break into smaller pieces. The mixture should become thick -- if too thick you can add a little apple juice or water -- I really like Angry Orchard hard cider in it -- but that is another story.
  5. I like my filling the consistency of a very chunky apple sauce as it is easy to fill the hand pie. Cool completely in the fridge.
Recipe by Farm Girl Cook'n at