Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Raspberry Pie Filling Canning Day

Up early because I couldn't sleep so I started the pie filling.  I ended up with 19 quarts and part of another quart and had everything done and cooling by 9:30.  Thanks to my oldest daughter Gina who picked up a water bath caner at a garage sale for $2.  Having 2 of them sure comes in handy at times like this and for $2 that was a steal.  The partial quart will be used to make a cobbler that we will have tonight.  This is the first time I've made Raspberry pie filling and to think that Ron and I picked everyone of those berries.  The berries were free, wild, organic grown and you can't get much better than that.  I used the recipe that I found on this blog:
There are several other canning recipes that she has that I plan on trying.  Take a look and you will agree that she has some good looking stuff.
Now I'm ready for the blackberries, I will check on them again Friday and there should be some ready by then.  I will make some blackberry jam and blackberry pie filling and like the raspberries that will be free, wild and organic grown.
I am so enjoying retirement; when I worked I didn't have time to do all these things.

Everything set up, just waiting.

Time to get started.

This is my 20 qt pan, look how full it is.

19 quarts of Raspberry Pie Filling; partial qt to make a cobbler.