|3½ cup||Fresh or thawed blueberries|
|¾ cup||Granulated sugar; plus...|
|2 tablespoons||Granulated sugar|
|¼ cup||Clear Jel(tm); plus...|
|1 tablespoon||Clear Jel(tm)|
|1 cup||Cold water|
|3½ teaspoon||Bottled lemon juice|
|3 drops||Blue food coloring (opt.)|
|1 drop||Red food coloring (opt.)|
|6 quarts||Fresh or thawed blueberries|
|6 cups||Granulated sugar|
|2¼ cup||Clear Jel(tm)|
|7 cups||Cold water|
|½ cup||Bottled lemon juice|
|20 drops||Blue food coloring (opt.)|
|7 drops||Red food coloring (opt.)|
|1,001-3,000 ft: 35 min.|
|3,001-6,000 ft: 40 min.|
|Above 6,000 ft: 45 min.|
FOR 1 QUART FILLING
FOR 7 QUARTS FILLING
Quality: Select fresh, ripe, and firm blueberries. Unsweetened frozen blueberries may be used. If sugar has been added, rinse it off while fruit is still frozen.
Yield: 1 quart or 7 quarts
Procedure: Wash and drain fresh blueberries. For fresh fruit, place 6 cups at a time in 1 gallon boiling water. Boil each batch 1 minute after the water returns to a boil. Drain but keep heated fruit in a covered bowl or pot. Combine sugar and Clear Jel(tm) in a large kettle. Stir. Add water and, if desired, food coloring. Cook on medium high heat until mixture thickens and begins to bubble. Add lemon juice and boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Fold in drained berries immediately and fill jars with mixture without delay, leaving 1 inch headspace. Adjust lids and process immediately. See Table 1 for suggested quantities.
Table 1. Blueberry Pie Filling. Quantities of Ingredients Needed (See ingredient list above).
Table 2. Recommended process time for Blueberry Pie Filling in a boiling water canner.
Style of Pack: Hot. Jar Size: Pints or Quarts. Process Time at Altitudes of 0-1,000 ft: 30 min.
======================================================= ===== * USDA Agriculture Information Bulletin No. 539 (rev. 1994) * Meal-Master format courtesy of Karen Mintzias
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