Who doesn’t love apple pie?! I know I do! But sometimes I’m lazy, and don’t feel like slicing, chopping, and baking!
For my Oma’s birthday last week, I gave her a jar of this apple pie filling (along with a bottle of my homemade vanilla extract! ). This really couldn’t be easier to make, and it’s just a nice, from-the-heart gift for this holiday season (or just because!!).
If you have a particular recipe that you like, you can definitely use that. I don’t really follow a strict recipe, I usually just peel a bunch of apples, slice them into bite size pieces, and then put a tiny bit of brown sugar (because as the apples cook, they get much sweeter), some cinnamon, and a starch (arrowroot, cornstarch, kudzu, or flour) and water mixture once the apples have softened, to thicken the sauce up a bit. I personally like to cook the apples until tender, and not too soft, because they also cook a while in the oven and get even softer. To fill the jar, I used about 8 medium apples. You can always make more, and save some for yourself though 🙂
I tied up the top with some jute and bakers twine and it was all set to go I don’t know about you, but I would LOVE to get a gift like this! You can download the free print HERE! I printed mine out, and taped it to a longer strip of paper that went around the jar.
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