How to Make Fruit Pie Filling

Making your own fruit pie filling using fresh or frozen fruit, to preserve and enjoy all year long is very easy to prepare in your home canner. Fruit is combined with ClearJel (or Thermflo), fruit juice (or water) sugar, lemon juice and spices then heated until thick. As with all home food preservation, refer to our individual recipes for ingredient quantities and detailed instructions.
Our fruit pie filling method is:

  1. Prepare fruit into slices or cubes. Warm fruit in a single layer in juice until fruit is hot. Drain and keep fruit hot. Repeat with remaining fruit.
  2. Whisk ClearJel/Thermflo into the remaining juice. Add other ingredients, including hot juice (except for fruit and lemon juice).
  3. Whisk occasionally, heating until bubbling and thick. Remove from heat and whisk in the lemon juice until filling is silky and smooth. Fold through the hot fruit slices.
  4. Fill hot jars quickly with hot fruit pie filling.
  5. Remove bubbles, check headspace is 1 inch, wipe rims and seal. Process in a boiling water canner.
  6. Cool processed jars overnight then label and store for up to 12 months in the pantry.
Refer to our individual recipes for ingredient quantities and instructions.


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