15 apples, peeled, sliced (I used jonathon apples this time)
2 T lemon juice
Water - ice cold
2-4 cups sugar, white granulated
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 t cinnamon
1/2 t nutmeg
1/4-1/2 t cloves
1/4 t salt
5 cups water
Toss apples with lemon juice and ice cold water in a large bowl.
Combine sugar, cornstarch, spices, salt, and water to a large pan on stove. Boil 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
Add apples and return to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 5-10 minutes until apples are tender. Cool for 1/2 hour.
Freeze extra filling for pies during holiday season or whenever you have a hankering for some fresh apple pie.