Cherry Pie Filling

Recipe by Julie in TX
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READY IN: 25mins
YIELD: 7 Quarts
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Blend the sugar, salt, and tapioca together.
  • Add almond extract and water.
  • Cook on medium high heat until thickened and bubbly, stirring constantly.
  • Add lemon juice and cook an additional two minutes.
  • Add the cherries to the sauce, stirring gently to keep from breaking the cherries up.
  • Add enough food coloring to make the mixture a bright red.
  • Bring the mixture to a rolling boil and cook for 1 minute.
  • Ladle the mixture into hot, sterile jars.
  • Leave 1/2 inch headspace.
  • Seal the jars.
  • Process in a boiling water bath for 25 minutes.
  • Remove from water bath and place on kitchen towels on counter top to cool.
  • When you're sure the jar is sealed, tighten the rings.
  • If a jar doesn't seal properly, pour the pie filling into another sterile jar.
  • Make sure the rim is clean before putting the lid on and reprocess.
  • Or you could pour the pie filling into a freezer container and put in your freezer.
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