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8/30/08 5:03 A

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If you have a Wal-Mart nearby, they keep in with the canning jars in housewares not in the food/baking section where they keep the Fruit Fresh. I looked forever and finally found it.

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AMISHPRINCESS's Photo AMISHPRINCESS Posts: 4,663
8/28/08 10:51 A

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Kitchencat-
Love the picture of the cat! No, I haven't had a problem with it separating. I really like this recipe and it always bakes to the consistency of a fresh baked apple pie. I also just did peach pie filling with corn starch and that did did not separate either. I did think it turned out too juicy though and will modify my apple pie in a jar recipe next year to do this.
I'm going to post the recipe under the recipe section for this team.
Lisa

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8/28/08 8:41 A

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Gee, I was told that you couldn't can pie filling using just regular corn starch - that it would weep and separate. That's why I have used the Clear Jel. Does the cornstarch really work OK, Amishprincess?

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8/28/08 7:50 A

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Apple pie in a jar is what I had originally wanted to try. It sounds like something that would be welcome in the colder part of the year!

~Beth~

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8/28/08 7:39 A

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Do you have a bulk food store near you? I buy mine from them. I also am going to try apple butter this year. I do apple pie in a jar, I will look for the recipe and post it for you later. It calls for cornstarch and is very yummy. I also do apple sauce and just put it in the jar without adding anything to it. If I want to add flavor, I do it after it's opened and we're ready to eat it.

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8/27/08 9:55 P

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I think I will try the apple butter - that sounds good

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8/27/08 9:30 P

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BLUERAAY - is all that you are considering jelly? Actually, if the variety of apple is a fairly tart one and you catch them with a fair number of them still immature, they usually contain enough of their own pectin to set up. It's not quite as carefree as using commercial pectin as you have to observe for 'sheeting off the spoon' when it is done, but to my taste, the flavor is much more intense and undiluted. The down side is that the natural pectin needs a goodly measure of sugar to work right, whereas different pectins allow different degrees of flexibility. Pomona (usually at health food stores) is a lower sugar option as well as the lower sugar Ball pectin (which is what I switched to this year as it allows you to use less,in some cases no, sugar). You can obtain both Sure Jell Light and Certo online at Amazon, but only in groups of 6 or 8. If you can find something else to run your order up to $25, shipping is free. Looks like they are out of Sure Jell regular at this time.

How about apple butter, which doesn't use any pectin? Or applesauce?

If you can't even find Sure Jell, this next one might be a stretch, but do you have any amish communities around you? If you can get your hands on a product named Clear Jel, you can make home canned pie filling. This is a great resource for this: foodsafety.psu.edu/lp_series/10%20LP
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Make sure you get the regular Clear Jel, not the instant.

Where do you live?

Deb
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8/27/08 6:10 P

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Could youuse Certo? It's a liquid pectin. I know you can order Sure Jell online, but then you have to pay for the delivery.

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8/27/08 3:49 P

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The apples on my trees are starting to get ripe, and all the recipes I can find for canning them call for "sure jell"
I can't find this in our store! Are there any substitutions?

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