Have you got plenty of apples to spare or are you looking for an easy apple pie filling recipe? If so have I got a treat for you! This easy apple pie filling recipe is a great recipe to make in the Instant Pot and is both quick and easy. Not only that, I will share with you how to keep apples fresh and how to freeze apple pie filling!
So what are you waiting for, enjoy this fruity recipe today!
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Prep time- 5 minutes
Cooking time- (11 minute to come to pressure, 1 minute cooking time, 3 minutes quick release, saute mode 1-2 minutes)
Ways To Use Pie Filling?
Adding fruit to your diet is a great way to get nutritional benefits. You can make an apple pie on its own or combine your apple pie filling with another fruit to create something like an apple & Cherry Pie.
If you’re looking for something sweet and moist maybe try making an apple cake with apple pie filling. You might want to try a delicious cinnamon roll and apple pie filling recipe. That would be so tasty!
Check out this old fashioned fresh apple cake recipe!
How To Freeze Filling for Apple Pie?
Don’t forget you can also freeze your apple pie fillings. All you need to do is scoop your mixture into plastic baggies after it has cooled down to store in your freezer. We love bulk cooking and meal prep and making a large batch in the Instant pot in one go is a great way to use fresh apples.
How To Keep Apples Fresh?
Busy now? You may want to prep your apples in advance. In this case, you will want to know how to keep apple slices fresh. If you slice your apples and pop them straight into a bowl of water with a little salt or lemon juice then this will help keep your apples fresh until you need to use them.
Ingredients For This Apple Pie Filling Recipe
- 5 cups peeled and sliced apples
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 ½ cups water
- ¼ cup cornstarch
How To Make Instant Pot Apple Pie Filling
If you want to know how to make apple pie filling with fresh apples then here is the recipe for you!
Begin by chopping and coring your apples.
Add your apples to the bottom of your Instant Pot.
Combine all ingredients in the inner pot of your Instant Pot.
Close lid and set for a manual high-pressure cooking time of 1 minute. Do a quick pressure release when the cooking time has finished.
Remove the lid, and stir the apples.
In a small bowl, combine about ½ cup of liquid from the apples with the cornstarch.
Stir together until the cornstarch has completely dissolved.
Here is an image of what the dissolved cornstarch should look like.
Turn the pressure cooker on to saute mode and stir in the cornstarch liquid mixture.
Let cook while stirring on and off. The apple pie filling should thicken in 1-2 minutes.
Turn the Instant Pot off and ladle the apple pie filling into a quart-sized jar or storage container.
Cool on the counter and then refrigerate for 2-3 days or freeze for 2-3 months.
Makes 1 quart. Enjoy and please do let me know what you choose to cook with your apple pie filling!
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