Dried Apple Filling

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 45 Minutes


3 (6-ounce) packages dried sliced apples
6 cups water
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground ginger (optional)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice (optional)
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)


Stir together apples and 6 cups water in a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes or until tender. Stir in sugar, and, if desired, spices. Return mixture to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 to 15 minutes or until most of liquid has evaporated. Cool completely.