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Old 06-29-2011, 07:27 PM   #1
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Substititute for apple pie filling

I have found what looks like a great recipe for apple pie cake but it calls for one can of comstock apple pie filling but I have access to no kinds of canned apple pie filling. Can I just put in fresh apples?

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Old 06-29-2011, 07:31 PM   #2
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Yes, but you need to cook them a little, thicken with corn starch, and sweeten to taste. Or look on here for my fresh apple cake.
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Old 06-29-2011, 08:14 PM   #3
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You basically have to make a pie filling from scratch and cook it, then use it in your cake.
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Old 06-29-2011, 08:42 PM   #4
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but how many apples is in "one can"?
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Old 06-29-2011, 08:51 PM   #5
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The can contains 21 ounces, about 600 grams. That's apples and other ingredients.

Here's my recipe for apple pie filling:

3 Lb Apples, Cortlands
C Sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon
tsp Nutmeg
1 Tb Flour
1 Tb Butter
1 tsp Lemon

This makes a very high pie. You could probably cut the recipe down to about 50%-60% of these amounts and be OK for your recipe. Make the filling then weigh out 21 ounces of it for the recipe. Use any leftover to top waffles or ice cream.
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According to a quick google search Comstock apple pie filling is typically sold in 21 oz cans, but I believe that is by weight, not by volume, so unless you have a kitchen scale to measure out your home-made pie filling, I'm not sure how much that will really help!
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You didn't really want to use the Comstock filling anyway. It has high fructose corn syrup in it.

If you Google Apple Pie Filling you will find like 7 million recipes for apple pie filling. Pick one, or pick several and use the parts of each one that you like best.
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. Use any leftover to top waffles or ice cream.
Or just get out a spoon and eat the leftover filling for a snack...yum!
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I have found what looks like a great recipe for apple pie cake but it calls for one can of comstock apple pie filling but I have access to no kinds of canned apple pie filling. Can I just put in fresh apples?
I use Granny Smith apples to make my pie filling. To estimate a "can", I'd use 2 apples, sliced thin, maybe 1/8 cup sugar, 1/4 tsp apple pie spice and 1TBsp butter, stir and microwave until the apples are soft and the butter melted. That might work as a substitute filling.

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According to a quick google search Comstock apple pie filling is typically sold in 21 oz cans, but I believe that is by weight, not by volume, so unless you have a kitchen scale to measure out your home-made pie filling, I'm not sure how much that will really help!
If you measure out 8 oz by liquid, it will weigh out as 8 oz on a scale. So 21 oz is 21 oz, no mattere how you measure it. Minus the container.
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You basically have to make a pie filling from scratch and cook it, then use it in your cake.
Do you need to create the universe first?

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Do you need to create the universe first?...

No, just the filling for the universe.
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If you measure out 8 oz by liquid, it will weigh out as 8 oz on a scale. So 21 oz is 21 oz, no mattere how you measure it. Minus the container.
Actually, apple pie filling is probably more dense than water, so a 1 cup measuring cup full (8 oz by volume) will weigh almost (9 oz). Like you said, minus the container.
I don't think it really matters though, the more apples the better for me!

The only reason I know this is because when I make soap, the measurements have to be much more exact and I have to weigh everything. Weights and volume measures aren't always the same.
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