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Wonderful. I loved this pie, I made up the filling, put most of it in 4 single pie crusts, I ran out of flour, the rest went into a pie plate to freeze and to be put in a pie crust later. I made up one tonight for dessert with a crumb topping and it was yummy, the filling stayed together, didn't run all over the plate. The only changes I made is I used ginger, nutmeg, cloves and allspice instead of just nutmeg and putting in into pie crusts. I will top then when I pick up some more flour. I can't wait to eat it again. I made another batch of this with gala apples, I used the full amount of cinnamon and nutmeg but added 1/2 tsp ginger, 1/2 tsp cloves and 1/4 tsp allspice to the mixture. The filling tasted awesome. This time I got 6 pies. Four are topped with crusts 1 with crumb topping, the last one with crumb topping but with added oatmeal.
I just baked one, 375 F for 1 hr and 10 minutes. Came out perfect, no running mess.
Made this yesterday with pears instead of apples, decreased sugar to 3 cups. Have to say it was fantastic. Only used 1/2 of the pears I had on hand since I wasn't sure how it would come out. Today I'm going to do the rest! Thanks for the recipe!!!
Delicious! Now my freezer is full of apples and I can't wait to use them up! Although I kept just eating the filling whilst it was cooling as it was so yummy, so it might not make it into pies!
This year we have been given several bushels of apples. I dehydrate them so I tired of that and thought apple pie filling or topping. But canned apple pie filling is runny. I searched and found an ingredient that would jel and that is Clear Jel/gel. No corn starch but nice thick filling. I get it at MySpicer.com in the 5 pound bag and use it in gravies, sauces and other things I can like beef tips and gravy. It goes through canning and would go through freezing. Not Sure Jell that makes jams but Clear Gel.
I halved the recipe and made up 2 gallon bags. It was thick, but not too much. I'm looking forward to making pies. I did taste and it is yummy. Thanks!
Great recipe! Easy to make and I halved it.
Thanks for a great recipe! I made several bags of these apples for the Boy Scouts to use in cobblers for a local festival. I don't know how many samples of apple cobbler they handed out but people kept coming back for more and many declared our Scouts had the best tasting cobbler at the festival.
I really liked this recipe but I thought it could have used more apples. Not sure how long it lasts, I have to try some that are left over in the freezer yet.
What a great idea! I froze 3 and made one right away with a crumble topping. So yummy! Thanks for posting.