I would have to give this recipe a 5* for taste - but I am a bit concerned about the use of cornstarch. I guess you are 'supposed' to use a product called ClearJel because cornstarch is 'unstable'. That said, my sister-in-law uses it all the time with no problem. This is the first time I tried canning apple slices. I made the apple crisp last week when my daughter came home from school (we don't usually eat dessert) and it was delicious! I have 4 more cans in my fruit cellar and I will make it again next year - perhaps using the ClearJel cooking starch, just to be safe.