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This apple pie filling is so easy to make. You should always have a jar in the fridge because you never know when you want to make amazing apple pie taquitos or apple beignets!

You can choose any apple of choice and you need about 10 minutes to get this great filling. Want to know how you can make easy apple pie filling? Let’s get started!

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What is the best thing about apple pie? The smell of apple pie infusing the living room or better the whole house.

Do you know that when you want to sell your house you have to bake an apple pie? That way potential buyers will feel at home.

I never tried but with this apple pie filling, I am sure a lot of potential buyers will say yes to your house as soon as they enter the house.

And if you are selling your house you only need to warm just a little bit of this apple pie filling to get your house sold!

The best thing about this filling is:

  • Done in less than 15 minutes
  • Can be used in any apple pie recipe
  • You can store it in the fridge for at least two weeks
  • Easy to freeze for a couple of months
  • It is so delicious

Can you imagine that during apple season you make a big batch of this apple pie filling? You can use it in your:

Yes, all you need to do is take it out of the fridge or freezer and fill up your sweet recipe with apple pie filling.

Apple pie ingredients

If you want to make this filling put the following ingredients on your shopping list:

  • Apples
  • Lemon juice
  • Brown sugar
  • Arrowroot
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg optional

Apple pie filling is a delicious and easy to make. Done in less than 15 minutes. Always have a jar in the fridge or put it in the freezer. Visit thetortillachannel.com for the full recipe #thetortillachannel #applepiefilling #applepiefillingrecipe

How to make apple pie filling

This recipe is very easy. First, slice your apples and cut them into small piece. Sprinkle with lemon juice and set aside.

Add water and arrowroot in a saucepan and whisk until the arrowroot is dissolved. Then add the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg (optional).

Whisk until well combined. Now add the sliced apples in the saucepan and simmer on low heat until apples are soft and tender. This takes about 10 minutes.

Stir occasionally to let the apple dissolve into a sauce. Take off the heat source. Allow cooling before using in a recipe or store the filling in an airtight jar.

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Recipes you can make with this easy filling

With the filling, you can make various delicious desserts and teatime snacks like:

See how to make easy apple pie filling

Want to see how to make easy apple pie filling? Following a long and watch the instruction video below:


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Easy apple pie filling

Serves: 4 Prep Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes
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All you need is apple and less than 15 minutes to get this great apple pie filling. Want to know how you can make easy apple pie filling? Lets get started!


  • 3 large apples
  • 1-2 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup warm water
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp arrowroot
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg optional


  1. Slice apples, sprinkle with the lemon juice and set aside
  2. Add water and arrowroot in a saucepan and whisk then add sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg (optional)
  3. Whisk until well combined
  4. Now add the sliced apples in the saucepan and simmer on low heat until apples are soft and tender
  5. Allow to cool before using in recipe or store in an air tight jar


Note: In the Netherlands we have what we call basterd suiker. This sugar comes in white, medium dark and dark. It is a moist type of sugar and used for making cooking. I have looked to see what is the equivalent for it in other countries. Brown sugar or caster sugar are mentioned as equivalents but is not totally the same. Note: I've made this recipe without the arrowroot and it still comes out great a little less solid but still good to use as a filling. Note: I'm not a sweet tooth so it could be that this recipe is not sweet enough for your taste. Reduce the amount of lemon juice or use more sugar. Note: I used all types of apples for the apple pie filling. I came to find that green apples take a little longer to get soft (5-10 minutes longer) so if you use green apple keep that in mind.

Nutrition facts

Calories: 160; Fat: 0.4g; Carbs: 41.8g; Protein: 0.6g;

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  • Reply
    Cathy Pascale
    April 22, 2018 at 1:33 am

    This video clearly shows brown sugar as well as white sugar but the recipe doesn’t have brown sugar listed. This explains why it was WAY too much cinnamon. I had to wing it a bit and figure it out but it finally tastes good and, of course, the house smells delicious! I’m making the taquitos tomorrow. I’m really looking forward to it!??

    • Reply
      April 22, 2018 at 7:14 am

      Cathy, thanks for you comment. This recipe only contains brown sugar not white sugar, the white you see in the video is arrowroot to make the filling set more (it is also in the ingredients). Maybe that was the reason why it was too much cinnamon. I use 1 teaspoon of cinnamon in this recipe and large apples but I can imagine that if you use smaller apples the ratio apple to cinnamon might be a big to much. Glad to read you found the right balance. I hope you have fun with the taquitos

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