Apple Pie Filling Recipe

  • Author: Julianne Dell
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups


This Homemade Apple Pie Filling recipe is quick and easy, with only 6 ingredients! Made from sweet cinnamon apples caramelized right on the stovetop.


  • 3 medium apples, peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons (28g) light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon (9g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons (15ml) water


  1. Peel and dice the apples into small pieces (about the size of a dime) and squeeze a lemon over top and stir to combine.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients and then toss together with the apples until fully coated. Pour the maple syrup over top and gently stir.
  3. Heat apples on the stove over medium heat for 15-20 minutes until soft. Stir occasionally. You want the apples to be soft. If the apples are sticking to the pan add 1-2 tablespoons of water to the saucepan as needed.  Set aside and allow to cool, refrigerating if necessary.


  • If you need a large batch, use 5 apples and double all the dry ingredients!
Nutrition Information:
1/2 cup
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

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