Our no cook freezer apple pie filling will help you get to that cozy smell of apples and cinnamon baking.
Now I know you could just light up your favourite scented candle to get that wonderful smell, but we can’t eat candles!
You want the real deal, like some cozy apple crisp, an apple cobbler, or maybe even a freshly baked loaf of apple bread!
Some of the best apple dessert recipes are so easy to make, but it’s preparing the apples, usually the apple filling that takes time.
And sometimes we’re just not feeling it right?
But what if you could just defrost a bag of homemade apple pie filling – that you made yourself months ago?
And there is no cooking involved. Just peeling, slicing and mixing.
It’s a whole different story.
Apple pie filling can go so many places.
Like into delicious bakery style apple muffins that are perfect for breakfast. Or create a simple French Apple Tart with puff pastry.
We’ve got some of the best apple dessert recipes that you can use your amazing apple pie filling in!
This recipe for apple pie filling takes away all that mess and prep time!
You will not only save time with our method of making apple pie filling, but you will save money too!
No Cook Apple Pie Filling Ingredients
People ask if the apples go mushy or soft. I have had great success with this filling in everything from muffins to pies to cobblers.
Apples are one of the easiest fruits to freeze IMHO. I accidentally realized this when I was preparing apples for my apple pie muffins.
I had peeled all of the apples left in the crisper to use them up but had too many. What to do?
I bagged up the leftovers for some no cook apple pie filling – about 1 ½ cups for the next time I baked those yummy muffins.
And then forgot about them!
Until I decided to make Apple Pie Bread. We had just visited the Big Apple in Colborne, Ontario and brought home some of their yummy breads, so I wanted to recreate that sweetness.
I took out the frozen apples and they tasted so good inside this yummy quick bread that’s not only full of apples, but cinnamon and brown sugar too.
Freezer Apple Pie Filling FAQs
Got questions about making this recipe? We’ve got answers!
I’ve never had anything in my freezer long enough, but this filling should keep up to one year. That’s also why we write the date on the freezer bags. I think if there is freezer burn inside the bag, then you should really throw it out.
The age old question! Some cooks and bakers think only cooking apples are what you should use, but I think whatever you have on hand is perfectly fine.
I find that Paula Red Apples are usually on sale at our grocery store, so that’s what I buy. Granny Smiths are firmer so they are great in pies too.
McIntosh are a great eating apple, but that sweetness is so good in a baked apple dessert!
I’ve done both successfully! A cooked apple pie just needs to be thawed and reheated, while an unbaked frozen apple pie will need to be baked. Some bakers go from freezer right to the oven, many frozen pies in your grocer are like that..
Good question! I have always used a vegetable peeler until quite recently when I switched to an apple slicer.
You know the kind where you push down on the apple and it slices and cores at the same time?
I like this way because you end up with nice and thick apple slices which are great for any type of apple dessert. I have tried to use an apple peeler, like the old fashioned ones that sit on your counter and you crank away, but I just end up with a mess.
I’m sure that’s just me. If you have any tips for me I’d love to hear them!
I’ve included links to some of the products I’ve used in the recipe card.
Preparing a batch of no cook freezer apple pie filling is the perfect way to spend a wintry afternoon. Put on some of your favourite tunes, make a yummy hot drink (spiced apple cider?) and peel away.
You’ll be done in no time. And then the next time your family asks for your famous apple dessert you’ll be happy to oblige, with no fuss at all.
Freezer Apple Pie Recipe
- 6 lb apples (about 8 cups of peeled & cored apples)
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup corn starch
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- medium sized freezer bags
Grab your leftover apples from the crisper and get them ready. Once you've peeled and cored them, place in a large bowl.
Mix in the white and brown sugar, corn starch, cinnamon together in a small bowl.
Mix the sugar mixture with apples, making sure they are well coated.
Put 1 1/2 to 2 cups of apple mixture into a freezer bag, that you can label with today's date and freeze
Just take your freezer apple pie filling out of the freezer a couple of hours before you are going to bake and you're all set.
Don't worry if you have more apples than the recipe calls for. You can either increase or decrease the sugar and cinnamon to taste, and if there are more apples, increase the cornstarch as well.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 cups Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 331Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 87gFiber: 8gSugar: 71gProtein: 1g
This makes 8 cups approx. of apple pie filling.
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Nothing says Fall Harvest like a delicious Apple Pie Lasagna. We love all the apple desserts! Apple pies, Apple Crisp, Apple Pan Dowdy, Apple tarts, apple galettes, and apple cakes and muffins! So easy to make and it will disappear in seconds!
A moist but light muffin, packed full of fresh apples and loaded with flavor!
A delicious and easy recipe that is a quick bread - it does not require yeast, passed down from my Grandma. I've added a sweet apple pie topping, that once warmed will make you fall in love with your coffee all over again!
Mom's Apple Pie is just the best, right? So we put together this very easy apple pie recipe, that is perfect for beginner bakers. If you have every wondered "how do I make an apple pie?" then this is the recipe for you!
A classic Americana dessert, pandowdy recipes were created before folks rolled out pie crusts! I love the mini cast iron pans too. xo
An easy to make and bake apple dessert, full of crunchy goodness, brown sugar, butter, this fall & winter classic is always a crowd pleaser
A deliciously easy dessert or breakfast treat, you can make this easy apple tart recipe in a matter of minutes with frozen puff pastry, sliced apples, sugar and cinnamon and ginger
This classic apple crisp recipe gets all dressed up with a delicious cinnamon swirl pie crust topping! So easy to make and a perfect way to use leftover pie crust. Like Cinnamon Pastry met Apple Crisp and fell in love.
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Wednesday 19th of October 2022
I want to replicate my sisters apple pie recipe this year. Her recipe calls for 2 TBSP flour and 2 TBSP cornstarch. Have you ever tried this and do you think the flour would make the juice after thaw gummy?
Monday 12th of December 2022
Hi Mary I haven't tried to mix the starches like that. Let me know how it goes!
Wednesday 26th of October 2022
Hi Mary, great question! I haven't used both, usually one or the other - I talk about thickening fruit pies in this post - How to bake fruit pies Hope this helps.
Sunday 9th of October 2022
When you take pie filling out of the freezer do you need any liquid for the pie?
Monday 10th of October 2022
Hi Gayle great question. If you use the filling frozen I would just add a few pats of butter across the pie before covering it with pie crust. If you’re making a streusel topping you won’t need that. I usually let the filling thaw and I find the juice from the apples and sugar mixture to be enough. Best plan is to experiment and see what works best for you!