Apple Pie Filling
10 cups water
4 1/2 cup sugar
1 cup cornstarch
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
2 or 3 drops yellow food coloring
5 1/2 lbs. apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
3 tablespoons lemon juice
In large saucepan, blend sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Stir in 10 cups water. Cook and stir until it comes to a boil and thickens.
Add lemon juice and food coloring. Remove from heat. Fill hot jars to the neck with apples. Add hot thickened syrup to the neck.
Add lids and process in hot water bath for 20 minutes.
Makes 7 quarts.