To make Paula Deen's apple pie filliing, first combine brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg with lemon juice. Add sliced apples to this mixture, and then place it in a prepared crust and bake it.
Paula Deen's apple pie filling is made using fresh apples and spices. First, peel and core 7 apples. Slice the apples thin, and place them in a bowl.
Combine 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon and freshly ground nutmeg to taste. Juice one lemon, and add the juice to the bowl of sliced apples. Add the brown sugar mixture to the sliced apples, and toss to coat the apples evenly. This mixture is the pie filling that should be placed in either a prepared pie crust or a homemade pie crust using Paula Deen's pie crust recipe.
The lemon juice in the recipe keeps the apples from turning brown before the pie is baked and adds a slight acidic touch to the filling. The brown sugar and spices enhance the natural sweetness of the apples and create a delicious filling.
A variation of Paula Deen's apple pie filling, used in her crunch top apple pie, adds 16 ounces of applesauce to the filling. This makes the pie filling juicier more flavorful.