Using Clear Jel® In Food PreservationClear Jel®, a corn starch derivative, is a commercial thickening product used by bakeries and for frozen food. This product is used the same as flour or corn starch. Clear Jel® is often used in food preservation to make canned pie filling. In recent years it has gained popularity in being used instead of pectin to make jams and jellies. The advantages of using Clear Jel® include:
· It is less expensive than pectin.
· The amount of sugar may be adjusted without losing the jelling capacity.
· Recipes may be doubled, tripled or halved.
· The jam may be frozen or processed in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.
Please click the following link to access a Fact Sheet prepared by the Washington State University Extension regarding the use of Clear Jel® in making jams and jellies.