---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.02
  
       Title: Blueberry Pie Filling
  Categories: Fruits, Canning, Pies
       Yield: 1 recipe
  
 ----------------------------FOR 1 QUART FILLING----------------------------
   3 1/2 c  Fresh or thawed blueberries
     3/4 c  Granulated sugar; plus...
       2 tb Granulated sugar
     1/4 c  Clear Jel (tm); plus...
       1 tb Clear Jel (tm)
       1 c  Cold water
   3 1/2 ts Bottled lemon juice
       3 dr Blue food coloring (opt.)
       1 dr Red food coloring (opt.)
 
 ----------------------------FOR 7 QUARTS FILLING----------------------------
       6 qt Fresh or thawed blueberries
       6 c  Granulated sugar
   2 1/4 c  Clear Jel (tm)
       7 c  Cold water
     1/2 c  Bottled lemon juice
      20 dr Blue food coloring (opt.)
       7 dr Red food coloring (opt.)
  
   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.
                          1,001-3,000 ft: 35 min.
                          3,001-6,000 ft: 40 min.
                          Above 6,000 ft: 45 min.
   
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   * USDA Agriculture Information Bulletin No. 539 (rev. 1994)
   * Meal-Master format courtesy of Karen Mintzias
  
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