Freezer Apple Pie Filling

Freezer Apple Pie Filling is the simple and delicious solution to all of your dessert needs!  This apple pie filling takes classic baking apples, sugar, spices, and a bit of butter and turns them into the ideal pie filling to use in dozens of recipes. 

The freezer apple pie filling goes into canning jars so nicely!

Freezer Apple Pie Filling

I originally made this recipe to share how I used my Food Saver to store more than just meat in the freezer. 

Over the years, it has become a favorite way to use up those apples I pick up during apple picking season.

This freezable filling can be stored for months, which makes it a perfect way to plan ahead for holiday gatherings. 

Apple pie is a classic summer dessert topped with ice cream, but I also love using this to make mini pies, cookies, cupcakes, apple cakes, and even cobblers or coffee cakes. 

It’s so versatile that it is the perfect freezer pie filling recipe to have on hand all the time. 

Make sure you mix up a batch of my homemade apple pie spice for use in this recipe. 

What are the Best Apples for Freezer Pie Filling?

In this recipe, I use Granny Smith apples.  While I have tried a variety of apples over the years in many recipes, this is the standard for apple pie filling. 

Not many of our local orchards have Granny Smith picking days, but I can also use Jonagold or Macintosh for this recipe with equal success. 

The secret is you want an apple that will hold some of its texture when baking, but also soften easily.  Granny Smith are ideal for this, plus they offer a slight tartness that compliments the sugar in the recipe. 

Here we see the finished freezer apple pie filling, once you learn how to freeze apple pie filling you'll never go back to canned!

How Long Does this Apple Pie Filling to Freeze Last?

If you are asking how long it is good for, then I have kept this in food saver bags for up to 6 months in the freezer with great results.  In a regular Ziploc freezer storage bag, I would use within 3-4 months for best results. 

If you are asking how long it will last before I need to make more?  Well, that depends entirely upon how often I indulge my cravings for apple desserts!

Can You Freeze Apple Pie?

Yes! In fact, an apple pie is one of the easiest baked goods to freeze for future use.  It can be frozen both unbaked and completely baked.  

While this recipe isn’t low-carb, you can make my low-carb pie crust as a gluten-free option if needed. 

A horizontal view of the finished apple pie filling to freeze!

How to Freeze Apple Pie

If you want to freeze the apple pie “raw” to be baked at a later date, you can definitely do so easily.  

For freezing an unbaked apple pie, follow these steps. 

  • Place a pie crust in the bottom of a disposable pie plate.
  • Top with pie filling that has cooled completely, filling just to the edge of the pie plate (don’t overfill). 
  • Top with a full pie crust, lattice strips, or whatever topping pattern you prefer. 
  • Lightly cover your pie with plastic wrap, and place on a flat shelf in your freezer for at least one hour.  Once the pie has “flash frozen’, you can wrap it tightly in plastic wrap, then slide inside a freezer storage bag that has been labeled and dated. 
  • Always store flat on its bottom in your freezer so it does not break or crumble. 
  • This can be placed from freezer to oven and baked, or can be thawed overnight in the refrigerator before putting into the oven to bake. 

For freezing a baked apple pie, you will follow these steps. 

  • Once the pie has baked, allow it to cool completely before wrapping to place in the freezer.  
  • Wrap completely with plastic wrap, then slide into a labeled and dated freezer storage bag. 
  • Place on a flat shelf in the freezer so that it does not break or crumble.  
  • When ready to serve, pull the pie from the freezer and allow to thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating in the microwave or oven.  
An up close view of the finished apple pie filling to freeze for later use!

What Other Recipes Can I Use This In?

Other than just eating the pie filling by itself or in a traditional pie, you can use it in tons of different ways!  

Here we see the finished freezer apple pie filling, once you learn how to freeze apple pie filling you'll never go back to canned!

Freezer Apple Pie Filling

Make this apple pie filling in advance and store it in the freezer. Need a dessert for an impromptu gathering? Make a crust and bake a pie in no time!
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Course: Dessert
Keyword: apple pie, dessert, holiday
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 1 pie
Calories: 165kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer


  • 3 pounds 7-8 baking apples, like Golden Delicious
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice fresh
  • 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter unsalted
  • [1 teaspoon Apple Pie Spice]
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • Peel, core, halve the apples and slice each half into 4 wedges. Place in a large bowl with the lemon juice. Fold apples so each is evenly coated with lemon juice.
  • Add sugar and fold into apples.
  • In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat.
  • Add the apples and cook until the sugar dissolves and the juice begins to simmer.
  • Cover and reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until the apples soften slightly and releases their juices (approximately 5 minutes).
  • Remove skillet from heat and strain apples in a colander, catching the juice in a bowl. Return the juice to the skillet and simmer over medium heat until it bubbles and begins to turn amber and thicken (about 10 minutes).
  • In a large bowl, mix the apples with the juice from the apples and add the apple spice and nutmeg. Let cool completely.


You can keep in the freezer for up to 6 month.
Filling doesn’t not need to be completely thawed before baking.
Can this be made sugar free? Yes! Use granulated sugar free alternative of your choice like monk fruit.


Serving: 1Slice Pie | Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 4mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g


Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.

This post was originally a sponsored FoodSaver giveaway in 2014. It has been updated with new photos and helpful tips.

Bite Size Apple Pies

To make these bite size pies all you do is cut 2 1/2 inch circles with a biscuit cutter, place each crust in a mini tart or muffin pan, add the filling (cut the apples in small pieces), and then bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

Each full size pie crust made 12 tart size apple pies! Don’t forget the whipped cream!!

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  1. Oh how I wish I would have seen this just a little bit earlier!! I make all of the Thanksgiving pies — I so wish I would have used this method to make my life easier on those 3 apple I have to make!! NEXT year!! Pinning this one so I can find it!

  2. Oh so many thing – and such big savings for us! Meat and veggies fresh from the market. Prepared dishes (in any size) to eat a little later or freeze for much later. Now that it’s only the two of us at home – we always have leftovers and the stores in our local and nearby community are geared to bigger familys so they sell only BIG sizes of things or their favorite: “buy one get one free….”

    In any and all cases, this wonderful FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealing System would be used often, gratefully and always creatively in our home. It would be a geniune godsend, saving us money and eliminating the WASTE I find so abhorrant as others go hungry and without. Thanks Sandra!

  3. Those look delicious. I would seal a lot of slow cooker dinners and also even some fresh fruit to be frozen. Perfect for smoothies!

  4. I would vacuum seal flour, meats, and fish. I’ve heard that it’s really cool to vacuum seal marshmallows.

  5. Your freezer apple pie filling looks so delicious and so very useful during the busy holiday season. I need to explore getting a Food Saver as now that we are empty nesters we often have small quantities of leftovers that would be great to use the Food Saver with so I can freeze for future meals…

  6. Meat that I buy in the family packs and then separate. Also I’d like to do a bunch of crockpot friendly meals all at once, seal them and freeze them for fast cooking later.

  7. I have always wanted a vacuum sealing system, I know I would use it all the time! And I love that I would be able to have this apple pie filling all year round 🙂 looks delicious!

  8. I use my food saver all the time. I keep my dry ingredients in big mason jars and vacuum seal them. Okay I call it the sucker but it works. The food lasts a lot longer with no oxygen.

    When I shop at Costco, the first thing I do is break down all the stuff into bags or jars and into the freezer or pantry.

    Lovely pie filling!

  9. Because it is mostly just Hubz and me at home now, I would use this to save a lot of dishes for smaller portions like spaghetti sauce, casseroles, etc.

  10. Your Mini Apple Pies look really delicious! I’m a big fan of apple pie, but never thought on making the mini version. Thanks for a great idea!

  11. I haven’t vacuum sealed anything, but I would probably do marinated meats so that it would make cooking dinner from the freezer so much easier.

  12. A Food Saver would be so budget friendly for my family; I could buy meat in bulk and freeze meal-sized portions, and I could also put away cooked meals for those very busy days when I don’t have time to cook.

  13. wow, I don’t even know where to begin. Perhaps I would freeze some fresh cut up fruit for all my smoothies.