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## How many apples do you use for baking?

You will need 4 to 6 cups of sliced apples. 4 cups work well for 8-inch baking dishes and 6 cups are perfect for 13×9 pans.

## Do you cook apples before putting them in a pie?

Just remember, the secret to a great apple pie filling is to precook the apples. This will ensure perfect consistency and balanced sweetness. You’ll also avoid that gap between the crust and the filling.

**Why are the apples in my pie mushy?**

Pectin is the biological glue that holds together plant cells, giving fruits and vegetables their shape and structure. When apples are cooked, this pectin breaks down, and the apples turn mushy.

**How many cups is 8 apples?**

WATCH: Buxton Hall Ultimate Apple Pie If the recipe calls for 6 cups of sliced apples, you’ll likely need about 8 medium-sized apples, or about 2 pounds of medium-sized apples.

### How many apples make up 8 cups?

A pound of apples will yield 3 cups; so for 8 cups prepared apples, you’ll need about 2 2/3 pounds whole apples (make it 2 3/4 pounds, if you’re at the supermarket weighing).

### How many apples is 6 cups of apples?

8

If the recipe calls for 6 cups of sliced apples, you’ll likely need about 8 medium-sized apples, or about 2 pounds of medium-sized apples. Now go fill your home with the scents of the season and bake the day away.

**How many apples does it take to make 3 cups chopped?**

1 pound of apples will make about 3 cups sliced or cubed. 4 tennis ball-sized apples weigh about a pound.

**How many apples is 3 cups?**

## How do I keep my apple pie from being watery?

Here are some tips to prevent runny apple pie.

- Precook the filling.
- Reduce the juice.
- Experiment with different thickeners.
- Vent the top crust.
- Try a lattice or crumb top crust.
- Bake thoroughly — and then some.
- Let the pie cool completely — preferably overnight.

## Do apples need to be peeled for a pie?

Should I Peel the Apples for Apple Pie? Apple pie turns out the best when you peel the apples. Leaving the peel on adds color to the pie, but the peel can be tough after being cooked and you don’t want any tough surprises in your apple pie. Peeled apples give you are more delicate soft pie filling.