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A Webpage about cook-type Clearjel, the one used in the USDA recipe for canned pie fillings.

--and that's the truth!

I wish to make cherry pie fillings to can, and have purchased the cook-type Clearjel (aka: ClearJel, Clear Jel, CLEARJEL).  Clearjel in the NCHFP pie filling recipes  makes an extremely thick pie filling; some would call it gloppy, over thickened. It is all right for me, but it is a definite change in texture from what I usually get making fresh pies. I think a thickened but not quite so stand-up pie filling would be nice.

So to accomplish the thinner pie filling "thang," the hunt was on.  After several searches varying words and phrases, the page "Clearjel Starch Thickener" was found on Healthy Canning.

What a great page. It is written by a Randal Oulton, from Canada. Mr. Oulton relies on approved information and recipes from the NCHFP, various USA State Universities for recipes/instructions. "Clearjel Starch Thickener" has nice depth; he cites sources extensively. It appears that he periodically reviews and makes revisions to his article as there were several dates in 2017 for accessing articles and the last date I found was November of 2017. I cannot speak for the rest of his site, but a nice job was done on this page and it answered my questions.

Very interesting. This is a great continuing education article for us all. And one last thing: always rely on and teach from approved sources, of course!

--And I hope to encourage you to make pie filling, can pie filling, make pies and eat PIES!

My first sour Cherry pie: raw and cooked! In my opinion the filling could have been better, but even so, we made great sacrifices and choked it down. :-)




Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 6:00 AM
Tags: canning (10), cherry (2), Clearjel (1), filling (1), pie (3), pie filling (3)

Become a Master Food Preserver

Do you want to learn more about home food preservation? Need and want to know more than just how to preserve your jam?

Are you leery of some of the canning instructions on the web? Can you volunteer to teach or help with classes to teach the public safe, effective, USDA approved home canning techniques and recipes?

Please go to this link:  San Bernardino County Master Food Preservers and then click on "Master Food Preserver Application 2019" above Uncle Sam's Picture for more information!

Posted on Friday, August 31, 2018 at 10:18 AM

Spice up your life--Attend the Spice It Up Class

Get some spicy, tasty goodness in your canning, cooking and eating. There are a lot of things to eat that can enhance your meals. Our "Spice It Up" class is coming up. Make sure you sign up and don't miss it!

Spice It Up Class:
          June 21, 2018; 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
          Cooperative Extension, San Bernardino County
          777 East Rialto Ave.
          San Bernardino, CA  92415
To attend call (909) 387-2194
Posted on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 6:22 PM
Tags: canning (10), class (9), Master Food Preservers (9), preserving (19), Spice (2)

Get ready for Canning Season--Get a Canning Tune-up

Need a brush-up on canning techniques?  Are you a little fuzzy on the hows and whys of water-bath (WB) canning? Want to make sure you practice safe preserving? Need some hands-on WB practice? 

Attend the Canning Tune-up Class, have fun, and get valuable info and practice!

Posted on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 5:42 PM
Tags: canning (10), pickles (4), practices (1), preserving (19), quick (1), tune-up (1), water bath (1)

Grow and Preserve Class--I'll Try this again!

Somehow this seems to have been posted much earlier this year--perhaps something is wonky on this website.  But, here is a reminder about--THE WONDERFUL GROW AND PRESERVE CLASS--Don't miss it!

Posted on Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 2:01 PM
Tags: canning (10), gardening (7), grow (1), jam (6), preserve (5), salsa (1), up-cycling (1)

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