easy apple pie filling recipe
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5 from 2 votes

Pressure Cooker Apple Pie Filling

Easy homemade pressure cooker apple pie filling recipe you can make in about 20 minutes in your Instant Pot or a bit longer using our stovetop directions!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple pie filling, dessert, instant pot, instant pot recipe, pie filling, pressure cooker
Servings: 8
Calories: 317kcal
Author: The Typical Mom


  • 6 apples cored, peeled, sliced thin/thick depending on preference
  • 2.5 - 3 c sugar 2.5 c. makes it slightly sweet, 3 if you want sweet
  • 3/4 c clear jel
  • 1.5 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 3/4 c water
  • 1/4 c lemon juice


  • Core, peel and slice your apples (thinner if you want them soft or thicker if you prefer them to be on the firmer side). Set your pressure cooker to saute, normal, setting. Add your water.
  • Once your water begins to boil stir in your sugar, wait for other ingredients until it begins to dissolve.
  • Sprinkle in your clear jel and use a whisk to mix together until it is smooth and starts to bubble and thicken. Whisk in your cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla.
  • Once mixture starts to continually bubble, while stirring regularly, pour in your lemon juice and stir.
  • Allow this mixture to bubble once again, mixing intermittently so it doesn't burn, for about 1 minute or so. 
  • Then add your bowl of sliced apples and stir together.
  • Allow thickened apple pie filling mixture to bubble again and stir apples about every 30 seconds so sauce doesn't burn but long enough for apples to soften.
  • Do this continuously until apples are the consistency you desire. I prefer mine to stay a bit firmer so it takes me about 5 minutes of this process, may take longer if you like your apples soft.
  • Once they're perfect for you turn your Instant Pot off and allow to cool, or use immediately in a pie or otherwise.



Serving: 2oz | Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 82g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 153mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 76g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 9.2mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.2mg