– 4 apples cored, peeled and cut into ¼-inch chunks (about 6 cups) – lemon juice – water – coconut sugar or ½ cup brown sugar + ½ cup organic sugar – cornstarch – vanilla – ground cinnamon – ground nutmeg – pink salt or table salt
Wash, peel, and core the apples. Dice them into ¼-inch cubes and transfer to a medium size bowl. Mix in the lemon juice and set aside.
Heat a large saucepan on medium-low and combine the water, sugar, cornstarch, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Stir until it thickens (about 2 minutes), constantly stirring.
Add the apples, cover and simmer on low for about 6 minute, stirring as it cooks. Remove from heat and serve or store in the refrigerator for later use (see notes below). The apple pie filling will thicken as it cools.
Store the cooked apples in the refrigerator in a glass jar or container with a lid. It will last for about 1 week. Or freeze this recipe to use another week.