Raspberry Pie Filling

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Preserving Method: Water Bath Canning

  1. PREPARE boiling water canner. Heat jars in simmering water until ready for use. Do not boil.  Wash lids in warm soapy water and set bands aside.
  2. COMBINE sugar and ClearJel® in a large stainless steel saucepan. Whisk in water. Add blue and red food coloring, if using, a few drops at a time, until the desired color is achieved. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Add lemon juice, return to a boil and boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low. Quickly fold in raspberries and return to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently and gently until mixture boils. Remove from heat.
  3. LADLE hot pie filling into hot jars leaving 1 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe rim. Center lid on jar. Apply band until fit is fingertip tight. Place jar in boiling water canner. Repeat until all jars are filled. 
  4. PROCESS jars for 30 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Turn off heat; remove lid and let jars stand 5 minutes. Remove jars and cool. Check lids for seal after 24 hours. Lid should not flex up and down when center is pressed.