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How to Make Apple Pie with Apple Pie Filling

Apple Pie is an American Tradition!! You’ve probably noticed that everyone gobbles up homemade apple pie every chance they get, right? What if you knew how to make apple pie with apple pie filling?

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How to Make Apple Pie with Apple Pie Filling

Then, everyone would be gobbling up YOUR apple pie and exclaiming, “YOU ARE A GENIUS” and “THIS IS DELICIOUS”! Making you feel every bit the kitchen rock star that I know you are!

You absolutely can play out that very scene by following these simple and easy instructions for how to make a apple pie with apple pie filling because it is, in fact, easy as pie!

There are just a few tricks to put in action to make that canned filling taste just like homemade!

If you hang around Loaves and Dishes any time at all, you will know that I like to make things from scratch, which is absolutely the case with apple pie. However, making apple pie from scratch takes a LOT of time that you might not have.

Plus, you have to catch the apples at the right time of the year in the fall for making perfect apple pie filling from scratch.

Your next best bet is to make a homemade apple pie with apple pie filling just like I’ll show you how today!

You might have a few questions about the pie in question and I’ll do my best to answer those questions here.

CHECK OUT WENDI MAKING PIES USING CANNED PIE FILLING IN THIS SHORT VIDEO!

 

 

CAN YOU USE A STORE BOUGHT CRUST?

Yes, for this recipe you can use either a homemade crust or a store bought crust. Personally, I think the store bought refrigerated crusts from Pillsbury are excellent. Do NOT get the frozen pie crusts, those have a taste that everyone recognizes as “NOT HOMEMADE”.

HOW LONG CAN AN APPLE PIE SIT OUT?

Place your apple pie in the refrigerator within two hours. That said, my grandmother always left pie out on the counter covered with plastic wrap. I recommend the fridge though.

HOW LONG IS APPLE PIE GOOD FOR?

Your Apple Pie is good for about a week, but I’m sure that your family will have this gobbled up before a week has passed!

CAN I MAKE APPLE PIE USING FROZEN APPLES OR OTHER CANNED APPLES?

Yes, you can definitely make a apple pie using frozen apples or other canned apples, but that is the topic for a different post. Check back with Loaves and Dishes frequently for more great pie recipes!

WHAT GOES GOOD WITH APPLE PIE?

When serving your apple pie, it will be fine to serve it simply and plain, just warm it up a tad.

  • Apple pie is excellent with a vanilla ice cream (use a good quality ice cream).
  • Whipped cream or even cool whip is good too.

If you want an excellent meal that you can fix yourself and end the meal with your apple pie then, I recommend the following:

  1. This Jerk Chicken is WOW or you could do a terrific Hamburger, whats more American than that? Maybe Meatloaf! 
  2. These black eyed peas taste absolutely homemade.
  3. How about a steakhouse quality baked Potato? We all love those!
  4. Use a nice roll or loaf of bread and tell your guests to save room for your fabulous dessert!

You might also enjoy…

Apple Butter

Mini Fruit Tart

A view of a whole pie and a fork with How to Make Apple Pie with Apple Pie Filling

How to Make Apple Pie with Apple Pie Filling

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR HOW TO MAKE APPLE  PIE WITH APPLE PIE FILLING

  • Empty the pie filling into a medium sized bowl and add the flavorings and then mix
  • The pie always tastes just fine if you forget to paint with an egg wash at the end BUT it will look much prettier and finished with the egg wash. The egg wash browns the top of the pie perfectly.
  • If you only have one can of pie filling, that is fine, it will make a fine pie, the pie will simply be thinner.
  • Always place a baking sheet under your pie in the oven because sometimes pies drip and no one wants a mess in their oven.
  • Feel free to cut pretty designs into your pie top. If this is your FIRST apple pie, you might want to go with simple slits. Don’t forget the slits because steam has to escape and that is how it gets out.
  • You can also cut your upper pie crust into strips and weave the top for a nice effect.

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How to Make Apple Pie with Apple Pie Filling

THE RECIPE FOR HOW TO MAKE APPLE PIE WITH APPLE PIE FILLING

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How to Make Apple Pie with Apple Pie Filling

This is a simple and easy recipe for how to make apple pie with apple pie filling
5 from 16 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Pie, Apple Pie filling
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 300kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker

Ingredients

  • 2 refrigerated pie crusts the kind that comes rolled up. I use Pillsbury. Don’t use the store brand.
  • 2 21 oz can of apple pie filling
  • 1 tsp real lemon juice
  • ½ tsp fresh ground ginger
  • 1 egg white

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425.
  • Line a 9” pie plate with one of your pie crusts, set the other to the side. (Do not crimp the edges of the pie yet)
  • Pour the apple pie filling into a medium sized bowl. Be sure to scrape the side of the can with a rubber spatula to get all of the filling out.
  • Using your rubber spatula, gently mix the lemon juice and ginger into the apple pie filling.
  • Once well incorporated, pour the pie filling into the pie crust that is in the pie plate.
  • Use the other pie crust and lay it over the surface of the apple pie filling, centering it so that the edges come together.
  • Make your fingers damp with a little water and crimp the edges of the pie together by pinching them to make a fluted design. If you aren’t sure how to do this, you can instead use the tines of a fork to mash the two pie crusts together.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut slits in the pie crust
  • Using a pastry brush, the back of a spoon or even a barbecue brush paint the top crust with the egg white completely.
  • Place on the center rack of the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes until the crust is golden brown and the pie filling appears to be bubbling. You will want to place a baking sheet below your pie to catch any drips while it is baking.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool well before serving.

Notes

  • Empty the pie filling into a medium sized bowl and add the flavorings and then mix
  • The pie always tastes just fine if you forget to paint with an egg wash at the end BUT it will look much prettier and finished with the egg wash.  The egg wash browns the top of the pie perfectly.
  • If you only have one can of pie filling, that is fine, it will make a fine pie, the pie will simply be thinner.  
  • Always place a baking sheet under your pie in the oven because sometimes pies drip and no one wants a mess in their oven.
  • Feel free to cut pretty designs into your pie top.  If this is your FIRST apple pie, you might want to go with simple slits.  Don’t forget the slits because steam has to escape and that is how it gets out.
  • You can also cut your upper pie crust into strips and weave the top for a nice effect.
***If you prefer a crispier bottom crust, prebake the bottom pie crust in the pie plate for 5-10 minutes until it is as brown as you prefer. This recipe as written makes the pie crust so that it is more moist which may or may not be to your liking. 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
How to Make Apple Pie with Apple Pie Filling
Amount Per Serving
Calories 300
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Recipe Rating




Kasie

Friday 15th of April 2022

My two young boys were set on making a pie for Pi Day. Only ever having made a no-bake pie, I thought I needed to do better than that for our Pi Day celebration! (The Dr Seuss Learning Library book is an awesome accompaniment for the celebration :) I found this recipe and viola- it made a liar out of me- all the sudden I was this star pastry chef! No, but seriously, we were blown away by the taste and the beauty of it. We made a lattice design for the top crust, and my 8yo artist breezed through the weave design thanks to the video tutorial (my spacial skills lacked a bit on that part, so I’m glad I had his help!). This is our go-to recipe now, and all the sudden we love eating and baking pies! :)

Wendi Spraker

Saturday 16th of April 2022

Kasie! YOU ARE A PASTRY CHEF AND SO ARE YOUR LITTLE ONES!!! WHOOOOO! I'm so excited for you! There's nothing like a young one developing a love for cooking. It's a life time skill and will set that baby up for a wonderful life of confidence and abilities! YOU ROCK MOM!

Esteban

Sunday 20th of February 2022

Which is better, pie pan or pie dish?

Wendi Spraker

Wednesday 23rd of February 2022

Either will work, but a pie dish bakes a little more evenly usually.

Pat

Sunday 6th of February 2022

Opened a can of apple pie filling , more sauce than apples….Can I peel fresh apples to add to it or would this not be a good idea. If so should I cook then a little first.? I would add another can of filling but unfortunately I can’t get to store due to surgery? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank You, Pat

Wendi Spraker

Tuesday 8th of February 2022

You can add fresh apples, but you'll need to cook them first. I would suggest going to the "fried apples" recipe and following that. Make the fried apples, add those to your can of apple pie filling and that should work. You don't want to just cut up apples and add them because they won't have the right seasonings for the pie filling.

Michael

Sunday 16th of January 2022

Always love recipes that call for canned ingredients. Great recipe, thanks boss

Wendi Spraker

Tuesday 18th of January 2022

You are so welcome!

Candace

Saturday 1st of January 2022

Your video really made me feel like I could do this homemade pie thing!

Wendi Spraker

Monday 3rd of January 2022

You absolutely can! :)

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