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Homemade Naturally Sweetened Apple Pie Filling

Homemade Apple Pie Filling - this pie filling is naturally sweetened without refined sugar, is incredibly easy to make and is wonderful for fall deserts and pies.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, filling, granny smith, pie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 5 Cups
Calories 202kcal
Author Sheryl


  • 7 C apples peeled and sliced (Granny Smith are our favorite)
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 lemon
  • 1/2 C maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 3 Tbsp arrowroot powder or organic cornstarch
  • 2 C water


  • Peel and core your apples - for 6-7 C. apples, we used 7 large apples (each large apple yielded one full cup of apples). Place in a large bowl and toss with lemon juice.
  • In your large stockpot, combine the water, maple syrup, spices, and arrowroot powder until combined. Ensure that you stir in the arrowroot powder as much as possible before heating up the mixture to avoid clumps.
  • Place the stove on medium heat and allow the mixture to thicken (3-4 minutes). Add the apples, and allow the mixture to simmer on low/medium for anywhere from 7-9 minutes.
  • Avoid simmering too long as the apples will become too soft. Remove from the heat and allow the pan to cool - as it cools the filling will thicken even more. Ladle into jars and refrigerate for up to one week.


  • To preserve for a longer period of time, use the hot water bath method of canning.


Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 269mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg