Peggi Anne's StoryI use to can several jars of this every year. So easy to just take it out & dump in pie shell & bake. 1 quart will do regular pie. 3 quarts will do 2 deep dish apple pies.
4 cups sugar
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
2 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 cup cornstarch or clear jel for pies*
8 cups water
8 quarts pared, sliced tart apples, splashed with lemon juice
1In large cook pot, combine all ingredients except the apples. *I like using clear jel for pies instead of corn starch. It doesn't clump up like corn starch. Stays smoother.
Cook until mixture thickens, stirring constantly.
2Add the apples & continue cooking to boiling. Simmer 5 minutes.
3Pack in hot sterilized jars. Seal. Process in hot bath for 30 minutes.