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Combine in large kettle:
4 Cups sugar
1 cup cornstarch
3 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. salt
10 Cups water
Cook until thickened and add: 3 T. lemon juice
Fill canning jars 1/3 full of sauce. Peel and slice apples into jars, smooshing down into the sauce until the jar is full. Put on hot lids and process in boiling water bath for 20 minutes. Fills 7 quart jars.
When you want to make a pie, just roll out the crust, pour in the filling, dot with butter, cover with the top crust. Bake at 400 degrees for 40-50 minutes.
You can substitute peaches or cherries, just vary the
spices. You may want to add more cinnamon and/or nutmeg.