Homemade Stovetop Apple Pie Filling Recipe

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Tara Published: January 4, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Homemade Stovetop Apple Pie Filling

Cook up your apples in the easiest and best way with our homemade stovetop-cooked apple pie filling recipe which only takes less than 30 minutes to make!

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 7 minutes
Total: 12 minutes



  • 4medium apples
  • 3tbspwater
  • 2tbspbutter
  • 1tspcinnamon
  • cupsugar
  • 1tbspcornstarch,plus an additional 1 tsp
  • 3tbspwater,plus an additional 2 tbsp


  1. Peel, core, and slice the apples.

  2. Melt the butter and cinnamon over medium heat. Stir in the apples, sugar, and 3 tablespoons of water.

  3. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally for 4 to 6 minutes, or until very slightly softened.

  4. In a small dish, combine the cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of water. Add to pan while stirring and continue to cook until the apples are soft (not mushy) and the filling has thickened.

  5. Let bubble for 1 minute.

  6. Let cool.

Recipe Notes

Some apples are juicier than others. For a thicker filling, combine 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of water. Add a little at a time while the mixture is boiling until the desired consistency is reached.


  • Calories: 109.64kcal
  • Fat: 3.04g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.85g
  • Trans Fat: 0.12g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.75g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.15g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.08g
  • Fiber: 2.37g
  • Sugar: 17.78g
  • Protein: 0.28g
  • Cholesterol: 7.63mg
  • Sodium: 1.95mg
  • Calcium: 10.00mg
  • Potassium: 99.82mg
  • Iron: 0.15mg
  • Vitamin A: 27.06µg
  • Vitamin C: 4.20mg
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