Cherry Cheesecake For fresh fruit, blanch up to 6 cups of cherries at a time in one gallon of boiling water. Delicious ... Get the Recipe, This creamy crockpot mac and cheese starts with ... Get the Recipe. Back in the day it was considered acceptable to use flour for a thickener in pie fillings. Instant Clear Jel does not need to be cooked to thicken your pie filling. It’s pretty much picked clean now, between me, my neighbor’s father, and the birds, we didn’t let any go to waste. Quart (950ml) jars are great for family-sized pies; half pint (1-cup) jars of canned pie filling make approx. Welcome to my website where I share "All Things Food" from the farm to the kitchen. The National Center for Home Food Preservation recommends a 1-year shelf life Sign me up for Amanda's newsletter, Foodie in the Craft Room for free recipe and craft ideas! Thank you, Hi Vicki., You can find clear jell at an Amish bulk food grocery. Wipe rim. Oh Shelby that sounds really delicious! Your email address will not be published. Center hot lid on jar. Stir mixture and cook over medium high heat until mixture thickens and bubbles. :-/. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. Add lemon juice and boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Amanda Formaro is the crafty, entrepreneurial mother of four grown children. However, add a little sugar and the other ingredients and that will have you saying “YES WAY!”.The sourness of the cherry balances against the sweet sugar, acid lemon and the depth of the almond extract in the most delicious way! Fold in drained cherries and any juice from the cherries immediately, and fill jars with mixture without delay, leaving 1 inch head-space. All Things Food - Cooking with Mary and Friends may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes: We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site. Pie filling, especially with clear jel, is one thing where you really do want that full inch or a touch more. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly. I got it from a good friend of mine over at Kid Smart Living, but they are gone now – I also found it on Amazon and it rocks! and there’s always the “eat the pie filling straight out of the jar with no shame” method. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information. :), UPDATE: below is a list of recipes I have made so far with this batch of cherry pie filling (or with the fresh sour cherries before making the filling) END UPDATE, Here’s a recap of the cherry pie filling recipes I’ve tested so far: Enter your name and email address below and we'll send it to you. Instant Clear Jel will give your filling a smooth texture without being gummy when fully hydrated. I wasn’t quite ready to can, so I placed all of the cherries into a large plastic container with a lid and covered them with water. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes. More from Amanda you might like: Combine ClearJel with some of the remaining sugar, and stir into the fruit. I have to net my trees to keep birds off. The first thing to do was to drain the cherries. Wash and pit the cherries. It will start to thicken as soon as a liquid is added like water, milk and juices. I won’t tell you how to do it here but will tell you this was way easier than I thought and now I wish I hadn’t put it off for so long! We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. First off, if you are lucky enough to pick fresh sour cherries, always try to keep the stems intact until you are actually ready to use them. Newsletter subscribers receive my cookbook "30 Ground Beef Dinner Ideas" absolutely free! So anyhoo, I combined the Clear Jel … Hi! If you taste them, you will say, “No way!”. I will be sharing with you my cherry version of the blackberry pie squares that were such a big hit around here. This is a wonderful slow cooker roast! Yield: 6-7 quarts Cherry Cake with Cherry Cream Cheese Frosting, download the PDF for processing instructions,,,, Reduce Clear Jel® to ¼ cup for one quart filling and 1¾ cups for seven quarts. Since I've never made a homemade pie filling recipe with clear jel I turned to the internet and found a basic peach pie filling recipe from a trusted source. I’m Amanda and I’m the founder of Amanda’s Cookin’ I love to bake, cook and create in the kitchen, but it’s not just me anymore! Worked great, mixed right in no problems. I then followed the directions from Utah University for processing the pie filling and it was successful! The next step is to combine the sugar and Clear Jel in a pot, then add the water. Rinse and pit fresh cherries, and hold in cold water. Hi Lydia! Clear Jel is a thickening agent, basically like cornstarch, but apparently it’s modified specifically for things like pie filling. Best year ever. If desired, food coloring and nutmeg may be added. Instructions for 1 quart, adjust quantities based on the measurement of cherries you have. Did you use the cook type of clear jel or the instant? Apply band and adjust until fit is fingertip tight. After I pitted the cherries, I tossed them into the colander. For canning, you want to stick with regular Clear Jel – Not instant. Ingredients to make 3 pints. Process for 20-25 minutes. Clear Jel is a thickening agent, basically like cornstarch, but apparently it’s modified specifically for things like pie filling. DART uses "non personally identifiable information" and does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, etc. When you are ready to pit your cherries, place them in a colander and give them a quick rinse under cold water. I also mixed the clear jel and sugar together before adding. I’m searching amazon (Canada) for some and I found some but it says “ clear gel powder” Do you know? Cherry Pie Squares All said they were amazing.