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Apple pie filling

Total Time
22 min
10 min
12 min
Spoon this delicious apple filling into your favorite premade pie crust or mini dessert cups for an easy go-to treat. Or you can swirl some into your hot oatmeal for a delicious morning treat. Keep some on hand in the fridge for whenever you may need it. This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled. If you want to make mini pies as a fun and quick, impressive dessert (and as one of our favorite ways to utilize this filling), simply spoon the filling into ramekins and decorate with uncooked pie crust strips; bake in the oven until heated through and the crust is browned and cooked.



3 medium, Fuji preferred, peeled, cut into 1/4-inch cubes

Packed light brown sugar

2 Tbsp

Fresh lemon juice

1 Tbsp, or to taste

Lemon zest

¼ tsp

Ground cinnamon

1 tsp

Ground nutmeg

1 pinch(es), or to taste

Apricot jam

2 Tbsp, or jelly


  1. In a non-reactive bowl, combine apples, sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  2. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add apple mixture; cook until slightly softened, stirring occasionally, about 12 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in jelly. Serve hot or slightly cooled. Yields about 3 1/3 tablespoons per serving.