Cherry Rhubarb PieFilling
An adaptation of the Strawberry RhubarbPie filling with the emphasis on the Cherry in the recipe.
- 4 1/2 quarts Rhubar
- 1 1/2 quarts Fresh or thawed tart cherries
- 5 cups Granulated sugar
- 2 1/4 cups Clear Jel
- 7 cups Cold water
- 1/2 cups Bottled lemon juice
- 2 tsp Almond extract (optional)
Combine water, sugar, and Clear Jel ina stainless steel pot.
Stir using a whisk and cook over medium high heat untilmixture thickens and begins to bubble. It will come to a smooth texture.
Add lemon juice and boil sauce 1 minute more, stirring constantly. Removefrom heat!
Fold in theRhubarb/Cherry mixture and almond extract and gentle mix till wellincorporated. Immediately fill canning jars.
Place a canning funnel over the opening of a clean, sterilized quart jar and ladle inthe hot pie filling leaving 1 1/2 inch of headspace. Using a plasticspatula remove air bubbles and refill to proper headspace if necessary.
Moistena paper towel and wipe the rims of the jars not leaving any food particles. Center a hot lid on the jar and screw the ring in place untilfingertip-tight.
Place the jars in a water bath canningpot and ensure they are completely covered with water by 1-2 inches.
Bring thewater to a boil and process for 30 minutes.
When the 30 minutes are up, turnoff the heat, remove the canner lid and let the jars rest for 5 minutes beforecarefully transferring to a cooling rack or a towel on the counter.
Let cool,undisturbed, overnight before removing rings, wiping clean and labeling. Storethe jars in a cool, dark place. Store jars with the rings removed.
2lbs equalsapproximately 1 quart!
(Yield 6-7 quarts)