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Bluberry pie filling with arrow root and honey

 
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I wanted to try canning some blueberry pie filling but did not have access to clearjel and did not want to use a lot of white sugar. Online research gave several alternatives to clearjel. Arrowroot and tapioca starch being the main ones. We happened to have arrow root so I decided to give it a try. I used it at the same ratio clearjel was suggested. I also used our honey instead of white sugar. Taste was great. It thickened up nicely with the arrow root and I canned 6 quarts.

I also canned some blueberry jam which turned out nicely. I used surejel for that.
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blueberry pie filling starting to thicken.
blueberry pie filling starting to thicken.
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Blueberry Jam
Blueberry Jam
 
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looks beautiful!!
I had to look up Clearjel, since it's something that apparently has appeared since I left the US and it doesn't exist here. But we do use arrowroot (and tapioca) for a lot of things, it works great. Looks like you're going to have some gorgeous pie.

Tell me about making the jam with this clearjel-- so I could conceivably use something like arrowroot without the PITA of finding/making pectin?? (says the person who tried marmelade and failed three times so far this winter)
 
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Tereza Okava wrote:looks beautiful!!
I had to look up Clearjel, since it's something that apparently has appeared since I left the US and it doesn't exist here. But we do use arrowroot (and tapioca) for a lot of things, it works great. Looks like you're going to have some gorgeous pie.

Tell me about making the jam with this clearjel-- so I could conceivably use something like arrowroot without the PITA of finding/making pectin?? (says the person who tried marmelade and failed three times so far this winter)



so I actually used surejel for the jam which is a fruit pectin. My husband had bought loads of it on accident when I'd asked for gelatin so we have lots of surejel.
 
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ah, facepalm, clearjel/sure jell are indeed not the same. whoops!
 
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I like deep dish Apple pie although  I like pie of all kind.
 
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I use Surejel for all my jellys and jams.  I have a time finding arrow root so I don't worry about it.  Love using honey .
 
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