was told that I can't use cornstarch as a thickener in pie fillings
that I have to use a special pie thickener for canning.
Edited to add - I figured it out. Clear Jel!
Maybe not as pretty as the magazine pictures you see, but my grandma was the queen of apple pie. Her apple pie filling was always cloudy.
So of course that is my preconceived notion of what a filling should look like.
When I make apple pie my canning recipe uses flour as a thickener. Sometimes I use cornstarch as well. Just depends on my mood.
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