Blackberry Pie Filling Recipe – The Taste of Summer in a Jar

Not thorns in my finger tips or the 100 degree heat can keep me out of my blackberry patches this time of the year. Armed with a big straw hat, jeans, boots, a long sleeve shirt I headed to the blackberry patch for a marathon session of picking.  In just a couple hours I had the two gallons that I needed for my canned blackberry pie filling.

blackberry pie filling recipe

Late June always means blackberry pies, jam and ice cream, and to us that means summer!  After gathering up all my home canning supplies I went to work spending the day in the kitchen canning. I know it’s so  worth it when I open a jar of blackberry pie filling in the middle of winter.

I found this canned pie filling recipe years ago and have adjusted it to my liking over the years.  I wish I could remember where I got it but I’ve made so changes to it that I’ll just consider in mine now.

Please note: This recipe calls for clear-jel which is hard to find in grocery stores.  I buy mine in an Amish bulk food store in Pennsylvania, but I have also purchased it from Amazon


Blackberry Pie Filling Canning Recipe
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Ingredients
  1. 9 quarts’ fresh blackberries
  2. 2 1/2 cups clear-jel
  3. 10 cups sugar
  4. 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  5. 13 1/2 cups water
  6. 3/4 cups fresh lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Wash and dry 9 quarts of fresh picked blackberries and set aside. In a heavy duty large 20 quart canning kettle combine clear-jel, sugar, cinnamon and water and mix well. Heat while stirring constantly until it first starts to boil. Quickly add fresh lemon juice and cook for one more minute, mixture will start to thicken quickly. Remove from heat and fold in fresh blackberries.
  2. In 10 hot clean jars ladle pie filling in, leave a one inch head space in each jar and secure hot lids.
  3. Process in hot water bath for 30 minutes.
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Blackberry Pie Filling Recipe - The Taste of Summer in a Jar

Happy blackberry picking!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tracy Lynn

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