I have been doing some canning recently.
Canning tomatoes is something I have done for years. I find it easy if a bit time consuming. I do buy tomatoes from a local farm so am not really saving a pile of money. I am supporting a local farmer rather than buying canned tomatoes from who knows where and that are shipped a long way.
This year I decided to branch out a bit and try canning pie filling. I opted to try peach pie filling since those are in season here now. I almost did not do it after reading a blog that mentioned how extremely hard it was to get the pie filling to turn out properly. To be honest I was a bit nervous after I was not having any problems. I fully expected it not to work.
In the end I followed the directions and recipe here and was very pleased with the outcome. I am planning to try apple or pear pie filling in the fall. It was the usual time consuming process of preparing the fruit, but I was thrilled with the end result. One tip make sure you use regular Clear Jel and not instant Clear Jel. Happy Canning!!