How do you make apple pie filling from scratch?

Ingredients
  1. 4 cups apples peeled and thinly sliced, I used Granny Smith.
  2. 2 teaspoons lemon juice.
  3. 3 cups water.
  4. 1/2 cup brown sugar packed.
  5. 1/2 cup granulated sugar.
  6. 1/3 cup cornstarch.
  7. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.
  8. 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg freshly ground if possible.

Do you cook apples before putting them in a pie?

Fresh Apples

Don’t cook them. Just keep them in cold water to keep them from browning until it’s time to assemble the pie. Coat the raw apples with sugar and flour and pour them into the crust.

How do you make pie filling from scratch?

A Basic pie filling :
  1. 2 1/2 lbs or 1 Kg of fruit, peeled and sliced/chopped. (pears, apples, peaches, blueberries, cherries, bananas etc)
  2. 1 cup water.
  3. 1 cup regular sugar.
  4. 1/4 cup cornstarch.
  5. 1 tsp vanilla.
  6. 1/4 tsp each of ground cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spice etc. You choose what you like most.

Why is the bottom of my apple pie soggy?

Pie crust gets light, flaky and crisp when the heat of the oven melts the little nubs of fat inside the crust quickly and so that they form steam that puffs the crust up. You want that process to happen quickly so that the crust sets before the filling has much of a chance to seep in and make things soggy.

Can you use Gala apples for pie?

Red Delicious and Gala are two apples that won’t withstand cooking temperatures and should not be used for apple pie. Beyond the flesh, you also want to avoid apples that are overly juicy. It’s not that those apples aren’t delicious, but the added juice will make the filling soupy.

What are the best apples to bake with?

The 5 Best Apples for Baking
  1. Granny Smith. The Granny Smith apple is my go-to apple for any baked or cooked recipe.
  2. Jonathan or Jonagold. These apples are very similar in flavor and how they behave when baked.
  3. Cortland. Don’t push this small apple to the side.
  4. Braeburn.
  5. Honeycrisp.

Can you mix apples in a pie?

The short answer to this question is yes, you absolutely can mix together different types of apples in a pie filling. Softer-textured apples, or apples cut into very small pieces, can actually start to break down in a pie filling, adding a bit of apple sauce to the pie.

Are Honeycrisp apples good for pies?

apples. Honeycrisp and Braeburn apples won our taste test for best-in-pie, since they have a just-right balance of sweet and tart flavor and hold their shape nicely as they bake. Mixing the two gives you the most complex flavor; Golden Delicious work, too, if they’re all you can find.

Can you use Fuji apples in apple pie?

Look for a combination of tart and sweet apples, and a combination of apples that cook up firm and soft. That said, some apples are better for cooking into a pie than others. I like to use: Fuji – Crisp, firm, juicy, balance of sweet and tart, holds its shape in baking.