Canning Gel (aka ClearJel®) is a modified corn starch used by home-canners across the globe! It is approved for home-canning because of its ability to handle high temperatures, because of its viscosity retention when reheating and its ability to work well with acidic ingredients often used in home-canning. Feel confident creating delicious home-canned pie fillings, relishes and more with this premium modified food starch!
Weight: 1.5 lbs / 680.4g
Product of the USA – Non-GMO & Certified Gluten Free
How to use Canning Gel?
Over the years I have perfected what works best with which type of recipe. For instance, the only thickener for pie filling is Canning Gel. Canning Gel is derived from non-GMO corn making it naturally gluten-free. It is corn starch mechanically processed down to a fine powder making it perfect for home canning as it can withstand highly acidic foods and extreme temperatures as well as reheating. Without a food starch such as this you will never achieve gorgeous, gooey pie filling.
Traditional corn starch off the store shelf is not approved for home canning and if used, produces nasty, cement-like looking clumps in home canned goods. Pectin cannot withstand the prolonged high temperatures therefore it breaks down, for instance, causing pie filling to be runny. There will always be a need in my kitchen for liquid pectin; I have simply learned to add more than the recipe calls for to ensure a good gel.
When it comes to thickening recipes in home canning and cooking, I tend to lean more towards Canning Gel. I no longer need to purchase powdered pectin, I can reduce the sugar content in my jams, make luscious pie fillings and can thicken pressure canned recipes such as soups, stews, meats and gravies. The best part, I replaced traditional corn starch in my pantry with Canning Gel seeing I can use it in everyday cooking, not just canning.
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