Blanch apples by placing in microwave safe bowl, covering with waxed paper, and microwaving on high for 10 minutes, stirring once.
Combine sugar, E-Z Gel, cinnamon and nutmeg. Gradually add water, stirring constantly with wire whisk. Fold into prepared apples.
For apple cream pie, turn prepared filling into baked 9" pie crust and chill. Top with sweetened whipped cream.
For baked apple pie, turn prepared filling into unbaked 9" pie crust. Cover with additional 9" pie crust, pricking as desired. Bake at 400 degrees for 35-40 minutes.