Notes About Clear Jel or Ordinary Corn Starch in Making Homemade Canned Pie Fillings
ClearJelŽ is a corn starch that has been modified to give it special and unique characteristics when used in food products. Here is what the USDA says about it:
Before assembling the other ingredients, including fresh fruits, to make the pie fillings canning recommendations, check to see if you will be able to get ClearJelŽ.
The USDA goes on to say:
Note: I've never seen "Instant ClearJelŽ" or "ClearJel AŽ" for sale, so I don't think there is a great danger of getting the wrong type.
Where to get ClearJel
ClearJel is not commonly available in local stores, but it is available
online and it is inexpensive and lasts a long time. Here's where to get it!
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