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Instant Clearjel® From Barry Farm Foods

Clearjel® - Instant

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List of Ingredients

Cornstarch, modified

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INSTANT CLEARJEL is a pre-gelatinized, modified food starch derived from waxy maize. It has good heat and acid tolerance making it well suited for applications containing acid or those that require cooking or baking.

It is recommended that INSTANT CLEARJEL be thoroughly blended with sugar or other dry ingredients be-fore it is added to liquids in order to prevent lumping and to insure smoothness. The presence of sugar acts to control the rate of the hydration of the starch.


INSTANT CLEARJEL is a very versatile "instant" starch. It can be used in dry mix gravies and sauces that are heated and in many bakery applications where its heat and acid stability are desired. It is particularly well suited for instant fruit pie fillings where it is used to thicken the filling (without cooking) before it is deposited into pie crusts. The pies are then baked. The cold temperature storage stability of INSTANT CLEARJEL enables these products to be refrigerated or frozen.

Physical Properties:

Color: White to off-white
Form: Powder
Moisture: Approximately 8%
pH: Approximately 6

Features and Benefits:

INSTANT CLEARJEL will begin to swell or thicken as soon as it is added to water, milk or juices; it will impart a smooth, short texture when fully hydrated. The viscosity will increase slightly upon heating. It has excellent heat and acid resistance and can be used in acid containing foods and in those applications where heating is required. INSTANT CLEARJEL also has good cold temperature storage stability making it particularly well suited for refrigerated and frozen foods.


Instant Clearjel is a modified corn starch that is popular with pie bakers but is generally not available in stores.  Do not use the instant version for canning of pie fillings.  It is designed for heating only the one time which is when the pie is actually baked.

1 T. cornstarch = 1 1/2 T instant clearjel
2 T. flour  or tapioca = 1 T. instant clearjel




2 cans unsweetened pineapple tidbits and juice
4 t. lemon juice
1/4 c. Instant clearjel*
1 c. sugar* or xylitol* (for sugar free)
1 pre-baked pie crust
1/2 c. melted butter
1 1/2 c. oatmeal*
1/2 c. sugar* or xylitol*
1/3 c. flour*
1/3 c. chopped nuts*

    Drain pineapple tidbits and set aside. Combine juices.  Combine sugar and instant clearjel.  Whisk juices into clearjel blending til smooth and thickened.  Fold in pineapple and place mixture in pre-baked pie crust.
   Combine the remaining ingredients and sprinkle over pineapple.  Place in oven and bake at 350ºF for 10-15 minutes until topping crunchy and brown.
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per serving
1 tbs 
Amount per serving
Calories from fat0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 0mg0%
Carbohydrate 4g
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Protein 0g
Percent values are based on a 2,000 calorie per day diet. Your daily values may differ.
Additional Information
0% of calories from Fat
100% from Carbohydrates
0% from Protein