CLEARJEL is a modified waxy maize food
starch with application in canned foods, bakery products and specialty
Features and Benefits:
Cooked aqueous preparations of CLEARJEL
are smooth, short-textured, heavy-bodied, and do not set to a gel upon
cooling. The viscosity characteristics of this starch are not greatly
affected by variations in pH. CLEARJEL is resistant to break-down under
high temperature and low pH conditions. This product is bland with
essentially no cereal or starch taste. In retorted foods, it provides high
viscosity, good clarity, and excellent sheen.
CLEARJEL contributes to the shelf life
stability of canned foods. Canned products retain a smooth texture and
show no liquid separation upon storage.
A major application for CLEARJEL is in
bakery products, particularly fruit pie fillings where the starch offers
smooth, short, stable texture and resistance to boil out during baking.
Canned foods are another major application. These include cream style
corn, pork and beans, canned soups, sauces and gravies and canned dinner
CLEARJEL is also recommended for other
important food applications where a thickener with a smooth short texture
CLEARJEL is not recommended for frozen
Color: White to off-white
Moisture: Approximately 11%
pH: Approximately 6
Regular Clearjel® was developed for the commercial food industry to withstand the heat
necessary to process products such as canned pie filling. Clearjel
has been used by food processors for 30 years or more.
Regular Clearjel requires heating to produce the
thickening process. Maximum thickness is reached upon cooling and it
resists weeping during storage.
Regular Clearjel is the only thickener the USDA
recommends for use in home-canning of fruit pie fillings. It does not
break down and become thin when used in home-canned pie fillings. Instant Clearjel is not recommended in home canning since
it tends to break down during processing.
Manufacturer recommends Clearjel as an
equal replacement for cornstarch in uncanned pie fillings baked at home.
Clearjel® is often spelled a variety of
ways like Clear jel, Clear gel, or Cleargel and all refer to the
CANNED BLACKBERRY PIE FILLING
6 quarts fresh blackberries
1 3/4 c. Clearjel*
1 t cinnamon*
9 1/3 c water or juice
1/2 c. lemon juice
Combine Clearjel, sugar, cinnamon in large
pan. Add water and juice and mix until smooth. Heat til
mixture bubbles stirring constantly. Add berries and fold in.
Remove from heat. Fill 7 quart jars leaving 1" headspace.
Process in boiling water bathe 35 minutes.
* Ingredients available at