Friday, August 12, 2011

Berry Pie filling

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.

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The Recipe

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

The Directions

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.

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* if using frozen berries, thaw and drain them before use.

For 1 Quart of Berry Pie Filling

3 1/2 cups of berries

1 cup of sugar

1/4 cup of clear jel A

1 1/3 cups of water

1 TBS + 1 TSP of lemon juice

8 comments:

Teri@thefreshmancook said...

This looks so awesome. I am looking forward to making this. I linked to you from Make an E Friend. Thanks!

Audra @ The Kurtz Corner said...

Mmm, this looks and sounds amazing! I'd love for you to link up at my Tuesday Tutorials Link Party! :)

http://www.thekurtzcorner.com/2011/08/tuesday-tutorials-link-party-no2.html

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I love your style. Never miss an opportunity to use what you have and make the best of it!
I bet this makes a great sauce too!
Please join me for ON THE MENU MONDAY and link up this yummy and sweet recipe!
Yvonne

Our Italian Kitchen said...

What a neat idea! So useful! Love this!

Lady Behind The Curtain said...

That looks AMAZING! I would LOVE it if you shared this recipe with us at Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow!

Thanks,
I hope to see you there!

Miz Helen said...

What a great canning recipe. This will sure be good next winter when there is snow on the ground and my friends would love getting this as a gift. Hope you have a great week end and thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
Come back soon,
Miz Helen

Ali said...

Thank you so much for sharing this at Recipe Sharing Monday. The new party is now up and I'd love for you to link up again :)

Healthier And Wealthier said...

Why can't you use blueberries with clear jel? It looks so good! Can't wait to try it. I don't have clear jel...so I shouldn't use corn starch? I'm trying to Follow but right now it's not letting me! Will try again.
Sandra