Try this delicious recipe for homemade Honeycrisp apple pie filling using organic Honeycrisp apples. With simple ingredients and step-by-step instructions, you can create a mouthwatering pie filling that will delight your taste buds.
Before I begin, here are a few tips I can pass on after years of making apple pies from scratch.
First, be sure to cut the apples into thin slices. The thin, uniform slices help the apple slices to cook more quickly and evenly.
Secondly, because Honeycrisps are juicy apples, adding enough flour is essential to thicken the juice. The amount of sugar is variable depending upon your desired amount of sweetness. I like a full cup!
I also recommend mixing the dry ingredients before adding them to the bowl of apple slices so that the small measurements of spices blend well.
Let’s Get Started!
Aren’t these Honeycrisp apples divine? Wash, dry and admire these beauties!
With a chef’s knife and cutting board, it’s time to cut the apple in half from stem to blossom end.
Turn the halves flat side down and cut them in half to make quarters.
Now that the apple is quartered, a paring knife is best to remove the small parts of the apple core on each apple quarter.
Carefully carve out the core at the blossom end, the middle and the stem skin.
Now we’re ready for the chef’s knife to thinly slice each quarter of the apple.
Turn the apple quarter core side down and thinly slice. With a medium-sized apple, try to get about seven slices per quarter of the apple. Protect your fingertips on the hand holding the apple by curling your fingers. The side of the blade (not the edge) rests against the middle knuckles of the hand holding the apple.
Turn the quartered apple core side down to stabilize it for easier slicing.
Put all apple slices in large bowl and set aside.
I usually have these basic dry ingredients on hand. A couple of pats of butter go on the pie in the final prep stage. Mix the dry ingredients together in another small bowl before adding them to the bowl.
A pinch of salt.
More than a pinch of cinnamon will flavor your pie delightfully and fill your home with a holiday scent.
A pinch of nutmeg will be the reason some people go for a second piece of pie!
The flour is a thickening agent. Honeycrisp apples are juicy so the ½ cup of flour will thicken the juice just right.
Stir all the dry ingredients together for even distribution of the sugar, spices and flour.
Sprinkle the dry ingredients over the bowl of apple slices and gently stir. Treat yo self and have a slice!