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Canning -- Miscellaneous

Can I successfully can pie fillings at home?

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Instructions for making several types of thickened pie filling that may be canned successfully are given in So Easy to Preserve. These fillings use a special starch, Clear Jel,that does not break down upon processing. NOTE: This starch can also be used for making thickened fillings for freezing. Sources of Clear Jel are: Maid of Scandinavia which has since been purchased by Sweet Celebrations, 3244 Raleigh Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55416, (1-800-328-6722). Cost as of 8/1/04 is 4.19 for 1-lb.and 19.99 for 5-lbs. Price doesn't not include shipping. Also, order from Tochi Products, 111 2nd Avenue, North, Fargo, ND, 58102. (701-232-7700).

PREPARED BY: Angela M. Fraser, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Food Safety Specialist, and Carolyn J. Lackey, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N., Professor/Food and Nutrition Specialist, North Carolina State University (August 2004)

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