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It's apple season here! 13 quart jars of apple pie filling and probably 14 jars of apple sauce will be canned by the end of today. My first time canning apple pie filling. I decided not to use clear gel since I didn't have it and will add a bit of cornstarch when I'm ready to bake a pie. Anyone else canning pie fillings?
 

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I can't seem to get the right recipe for canning, AND DH likes some crunch in his apple pie.
I have had some success cutting up the apple pieces and freezing them up to a week and making the pie from that.
Otherwise I would be making applesauce.
I had similar concern, that it would turn in to mush. But the apples really held up the cooking process. I'm sure they are super soft tho.
 

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I decided not to use clear gel since I didn't have it and will add a bit of cornstarch when I'm ready to bake a pie
I was thinking about your post Cosmo, while I had a slice of our rhubarb & strawberry pie for my second breakfast. It had been frozen for a couple of weeks.

DW likes tapioca in pies. She is in charge of crusts and I'm often the associate who puts together the filling. She is a fan of tapioca doesn't want flour for sure and I'm often reminded of this when we are baking. Have you tried tapioca?

Steve
 

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I was thinking about your post Cosmo, while I had a slice of our rhubarb & strawberry pie for my second breakfast. It had been frozen for a couple of weeks.

DW likes tapioca in pies. She is in charge of crusts and I'm often the associate who puts together the filling. She is a fan of tapioca doesn't want flour for sure and I'm often reminded of this when we are baking. Have you tried tapioca?

Steve
Only for making pudding. I'm curious tho, how much do you typically use for one pie filling?
 

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A Tablespoon for sure, Cosmo, but not more than 2.

It's my understanding that it helps the pearls absorb juices if you do this ... before ... remembering to turn the oven on 🙃.

Mom used to use the tapioca but she would also use flour, at times.

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for apple filling here as i peel the apples i'm mixing them with some lemon juice to keep them from going brown and then added spices, sugar and some flour for thickening, butter. yum.

now i'm going to have the last of the tapioca pudding for breakfast. :)
 
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