Apple pie filling & great ways to use it
Prep 15 mins | Cook 30 mins | Makes 2 cups
This delicious mixture tastes like an apple-pie filling. It keeps in an airtight container in the fridge for 5 days.
1.5kg Golden Delicious or Granny Smith apples
Juice of 1 lemon
1¼ cups water
2 tbs cornflour
⅓ cup caster sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground nutmeg
Step 1 Peel, core and chop apples into 2-3cm pieces. Place into a large bowl. Drizzle with lemon juice and ¾ cup of the water. Set aside.
Step 2 Whisk remaining ½ cup water and cornflour in a teacup until smooth. Place cornflour mixture into a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir until mixture comes to the boil (it will not be smooth).
Step 3 Add apple mixture and stir to combine. Bring to the boil, stirring often. Reduce heat, cover and gently simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for 15-20 minutes until apples are very tender. Set aside to cool in the saucepan.
4 quick ways to use apple-pie filling
- Spoon apple pie filling over hot porridge.
- Swirl chilled apple pie filling through yoghurt and top with some toasted muesli.
- Add apple pie filling to crepe and pancake fillings.
- Serve bowls of warmed apple pie filling with a drizzle of custard.
Good for you ... Golden Delicious Apples
A good source of dietary fibre that helps keep us regular.
Provide vitamin C. Among its many functions, vitamin C contributes to collagen which plays a role in healthy gums, teeth, bones, cartilage and skin.
Low GI (less than 55) which means the natural sugars in apples are slowly digested to glucose