Clear gel

Asked November 11, 2020, 6:11 AM EST

Hi. I see clear gel can be used for fruit pie fillings. Can it also be used if making any canned recipe that I would like thicker? For example beef in red wine sauce or Thai sauce?

Also, do you test home canning recipes? If I have a favourite recipe I would like to have tested to be able to safely can?

Outside United States

1 Response

There are not any safe tested recipes for using Clear Jel other than for pie fillings. Here are the instructions for safely canning meat: https://nchfp.uga.edu/how/can_05/strips_cubes_chunks.html.

Freezing your beef with the sauce or canning the beef and then adding the sauce when you are ready to serve would be two safe options.

If you are interested in have your recipes tested, consult a 3rd Party Food Processing Authority in your area such as your local university.