When I was looking for my recipe for Blueberry Pie Filling I came across a Berry Pie Filling recipe and thought that, that was the one for blueberries too. So after I have added the sugar, clear jel A, and water I remember that they are NOT the same recipe. Totally annoying, I didn’t want to waste all of that sugar and clear jel A so I decided to make Bumble Berry Pie filling too. What’s bumble berry pie??? It’s just a lot of different berries mixed together. This recipe works for all other berries that are not blueberries.
For 7 quarts
6 quarts of fresh or frozen berries*
7 cups of sugar
1 3/4 cups of Clear Jel A (don’t substitute cornstarch it really isn’t suitable for canning)
9 1/3 cups of water
1/2 cup of lemon juice
Rinse berries. Combine sugar and clear jel A in a large pot. Stir. Add water Stir mixture and cook over medium high heat until mixture thickens and begins to bubble. Add lemon juice and boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Fold in Berries and process immediately for 30 minutes in a boiling water bath canner. 35 min for 1000-3000 feet & 40 minutes for 3000-6000 feet.
Bumble Berry Pie
What I used
2 quarts of Strawberries, 2 quarts of blackberries, 1 quart of raspberries and 1 quart of blueberries. You can use whatever mixture of berries you want, or use all the same type. Blackberries aren’t really ready yet, so yesterday the kids and I got on our bikes and road all around the neighborhood picking wild blackberries. I was really surprised we got 2 quarts.
* if using frozen berries, thaw and drain them before use.