Canning Applesauce and Apple Pie Filling

This recipe and canning instructions are also available in our cookbook, Savoring the Seasons at Weaver’s Orchard!


  • 18 medium-sized apples
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


  1. Wash, peel, core and slice apples. In a large bowl mix apples with remaining ingredients and let stand for thirty minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Place apples in a large kettle and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for thirty minutes, stirring occasionally, until mixture thickens.
  3. After boiling the mixture, pour into warmed jars.
  4. Firmly pack the mixture down in the jar, wipe the lip of the jar and place canning lid on top. Secure the metallic ring around the jar.
  5. Place jars in a water bath for twenty minutes.