Monday, July 24, 2017

Good Fillings... Green Tomato Pie Filling



Green Tomato Pie Filling 
Found on Utahextensionusuedu


4 quarts chopped green tomatoes (16 cups)

3 quarts peeled and chopped tart apples (12 cups)

1 lb. dark seedless raisins (2 cups)

1 lb. white raisins (2 cups)

1/4 cup minced citron, lemon, or orange peel

2 cups water

2 1/2 cups brown sugar

2 1/2 cups white sugar 1/2 cup vinegar (5%)

1 cup bottled lemon juice

2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon ground cloves

Yield: About 7 quarts 

Procedure: 

Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan. Cook slowly, stirring often, until tender and slightly thickened (about 35 to 40 minutes).

Fill jars with hot mixture, leaving 1/2-inch headspace and assemble lids.

Process 15 minutes in a boiling-water canner

NOTE: There is no need to add clear jel to this recipe - it will thicken. But you can stir in 1 or 2 tbsps of cornstarch before adding to pie shell if you want it really firm.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Good Fillings... Elderberry Pie Filling



Elderberry Pie Filling 
Found on Pinterest



Makes 1 quart 

5 cups Elderberries

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

1 Tbsp lemon juice

1/4 cup Clear Jel

Wash elderberries in batches of no more than two quarts.

Combine water, sugar and ClearJel® in a large, heavy pan and slowly bring to a boil, stirring continuously until it begins to thicken. Add lemon juice, fold in elderberries and bring up to simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes and then can immediately.

Canning using hot pack method with 1" of headspace.

Processing with a Water Bath for 30 minutes for quart jars.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Good Fillings... Currant Pie Filling



Currant Pie Filling
Found on Canning Only Recipes - Found on Pinterest


Makes 1 quart 

5 cups Currants

1-1/2 cups sugar

1 cup water

1 Tbsp lemon juice

1/4 cup Clear Jel

Wash currants in batches of no more than two quarts.

Combine water, sugar and ClearJel® in a large, heavy pan and slowly bring to a boil, stirring continuously until it begins to thicken.

Add lemon juice, fold in currants and bring up to simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes and then can immediately.

Canning using hot pack method with 1" of headspace. Processing with a Water Bath for 30 minutes for quart jars, at 212 degrees.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Good Fillings... Cranberry Studded Mincemeat



Cranberry-Studded Mincemeat
Found on Food



YIELDS 1 pint

INGREDIENTS

· 2 1⁄2 ounces soft dark brown sugar (75g)

· 2 fluid ounces ruby port (60ml)

· 10 1⁄2 ounces cranberries (300g)

· 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

· 1 teaspoon ground ginger

· 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cloves

· 2 1⁄2 ounces currants (75g)

· 2 1⁄2 ounces raisins (75g)

· 1 ounce dried cranberries(30g)

 · 1 clementine, zest and juice

· 1 fluid ounce brandy (25ml)

· 3 drops almond extract

· 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract

· 2 tablespoons honey

DIRECTIONS

· In a large pan, dissolve the sugar in the ruby port over a gentle heat.

· Add the cranberries and stir.

· Add the cinnamon, ginger and cloves, currants, raisins, dried cranberries and the zest and juice of the clementine.

· Bring to a gentle simmer and cook for 20 minutes, or until the fruit has broken down and has absorbed most of the liquid in the pan. (You may need to squish the cranberries a little with the back of a wooden spoon to incorporate them fully.).

· Remove from the heat and allow to cool a little.

· Add the brandy, almond extract, vanilla extract and honey and stir well with a wooden spoon to mash the mixture down into a paste.

· Spoon the mincemeat into sterilized jars and, once cool, store in the fridge for up to two weeks.

To can... process in a boiling water bath for 15-20 minutes.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Good Fillings... Concord Grape Pie Filling



Concord Grape Pie Filling
Found on Canning Recipes Only


Makes 4 quarts 

22 cups concord grapes, washed

4 cups granulated sugar

¼ cup fresh lemon juice

1 cup Clear Jel

Using two large saucepans, separate the skins (Yes you have to peel the grapes.) into the pan and the pulp into the other pan. Once you have all the grapes separated by the skins and pulp, set the skins aside. Heat the grape pulp over medium heat. Stir the pulp and let it boil for about 15 minutes.

Remove from the heat. Set a strainer over the pot with the skins in and pour the heated pulp into the strainer. Push the pulp through, you want to catch all the seeds. Discard the seeds.

Add in the lemon juice. In a separate bowl whisk together the sugar and clear jel. Add 2 cups of the grape skins/pulp into the sugar and clear jel and continue whisking. This will help to avoid lumps into the mixture.

Pour the sugar mixture into the pot with the rest of the grape pie filling. Place over medium heat and stir to incorporate the sugar mixture. Let the filling come up to a boil and stir occasionally. As the mixture thickens, it will change from a green, to pink, to light purple, and when it's ready it will be a deep purple.

Boil for about 45 minutes until very thick and bubbly. Fill jars to 1 inch headspace, wipe rims, and assemble lids. Process in a water bath canner for 30 minutes.

TO MAKE A PIE Add 1 quart of pie filling to a pre-made crust. Top with a lattice crust or a full crust. Make sure to cut slits in the top of a the full crust. Crack an egg in a small bowl. Using a pastry brush, brush the egg wash on the top of the pie. Place the pie in the oven for 20 minutes at 425 degrees. Lower the temperature to 375 degrees and let the pie bake for another 50 minutes. The juice will bubble up on the top of the pie crust. Let the pie cool. Cut and serve

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Good Fillings... Chocolate Pecan Pie Filling



Chocolate Pecan Pie Filling 
by Elaine Blonigen

18 eggs beaten

3 Tbsp. vanilla

6 cups pecans or halves OR TWO 32 OUNCE BAGS

6 and ¼ sticks of margarine

1- 2/3 cups unsweetened cocoa

9 cups of sugar



Beat eggs in large bowl then set aside.

In large pot melt better. Whisk in cocoa then whisk in eggs and vanilla.

Add sugar, pecans and mix well. Bring to low bubble. Remove from heat.

Fill Pint Jars to 1” headspace. Water Bath 20 minutes. Each pint makes one pie.

Heat jar 45 seconds in microwave before pouring into crust. Bake 350 for 45 minutes

Monday, July 17, 2017

Good Fillings... Chicken Pot Pie Starter



Chicken Pot Pie Starter
(Peas/Carrots/Potatoes in Chicken Broth)
Found on Canning Recipes Only


2 cups of peeled and cubed raw potatoes per quart.

1 cup of peas per quart

1 cup of raw carrots per quart

Chicken broth/stock or boiling water

1/2 tsp of canning salt per quart (Optional)

Peel and cube potatoes - leave in water until other ingredients are ready.

Peel and slice (abt 1/4 inch) or cube carrots

Shell peas or use frozen (thaw before using)

Add potatoes, peas, and carrots in any order - do not pack down tightly or you will squish the peas.

I heat up chicken broth to fill the jars with but you can use boiling water. Add broth or water to jars to 1 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles, adjust fluid level if needed, wipe rims, and assemble lids.

Process quarts for 40 minutes in a pressure canner at 10 lbs of pressure. (Pints would be the same amount of time because of the peas.)

NOTE: One picture is Peas/Carrots/Potatoes, one picture is just Carrots/Potatoes, and the other picture is Peas/Carrots/Potatoes/Mushrooms - all canned in chicken broth.
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