Help canning grape pie filling

annsySeptember 21, 2010


I'm new to canning (and to this forum!) - I've made and put up a few batches of jam so far this summer. Concord grapes are coming in here in Seattle, and I'd like to try canning my grape pie filling. The recipe calls for grapes, sugar, lemon juice, salt, and... flour. I know that the flour won't work for canning purposes, but I don't know if I should try to substitute ClearJel (once I get my hands on it). Any ideas? And are grapes acidic enough to can in a water bath, anyway?



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snowgardener(z4 NY)

This is the recipe I use for my blueberry pie filling that I can. Maybe you can combine your recipe with this one to get the right taste and a safe acidity. I can grape jelly all the time in a water bath, which isn't terribly different from a pie filling. You will have to use ClearJel as you indicated.

Here is a link that might be useful: blueberry pie filling

    Bookmark   September 22, 2010 at 8:12AM
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Personally, I would just can them without the thickener, and add that to the mix when putting the filling into the pie shell. Then, no issues with either safety or the type of thickener.

Does pectin really thicken a pie filling in the same way as flour, corn starch, or tapioca? I've never tried it, I guess it might work?

    Bookmark   September 22, 2010 at 10:31AM
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