Apple Pie Filling
This is from 'Growing and Canning your own food'
6 qt. peeled, apples
5 c. apple juice or water
5 c. sugar or to your taste
1 T. cinnamon
2 1/2 c. water
1 1/2 c. clearjel( ordered online, health food stores or food coops)
3/4 c. lemon juice
blanch sliced apples in a large pot in a gallon of water for one min. after the water begins to boil. Drain and keep slices covered and hot
combine apple juice or water sugar, cinnamon, and water in a large saucepot and bring to a boil, stirring freq. Mix clearjel with lemon juice and add to pot of syrup. Boil 1 min. , stirring constantly. Dont let it get very thick. Add apples and ladle quickly into hot qt. jars to within 1/2 in. of the top. Wipe rim clean, place hot, previously-simmered lid on, and screw down ring firmly tight. Process qts. for 25 min. in a boiling water bath. the clearjel works better than cornstarch.