Sigh. I was hoping to get up a post about making apple pie filling. However, I failed. I didn't even make any yet. My plan for the weekend was to process the rest of the apples that I had picked the previous weekend.
Here's the deal. I needed ClearJel. I thought I already had some ClearJel. It turns out I didn't. ClearJel is a form of corn starch. It's a thickener needed for apple pie filling. You may be wondering why I didn't just use corn starch. Because it's not USDA approved. I try my hardest to only post recipes that follow USDA recommendations.
Now...I thought I had ClearJel. It turns out I had Certo. Certo is a liquid form of pectin. I swear I'd seen ClearJel in the store before. I ran to the local Pick 'n Save. NOPE! They had Sure Jell, which is a brand of pectin *insert eyeroll here*. Grrr!