Preserved Apples

Preserved Apples

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About this recipe: Here's a classic American recipe for apple pie filling. I often give this away as gifts.


Serves: 56 

  • 900g caster sugar
  • 125g cornflour
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2.25L water
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3kg apples

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

  1. In a large pot, mix sugar, cornflour, 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. Sterilise jars and lids by boiling them in a large pot of water.
  3. Peel, core and slice apples. Pack the sliced apples into hot jars, leaving a 1 to 2cm space at the top.
  4. Fill jars with hot syrup, and gently remove air bubbles with a knife.
  5. Place lids on jars and immerse under water for 20 minutes.

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