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Old 06-18-2017, 10:34 PM   #16
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My grandma used to make a large batch of pie filling, portion it into freezer bags, and then freeze each bag in a pie pan. Once it was frozen she'd pop the bag out of the pie pan and stack them in the freezer. They'd then be frozen in the correct shape and volume.

I don't know if she froze pie crusts. . I never saw her do that. But I imagine you could do it the same way the freeze grocery store crusts.
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I think watermelon is a bit controversial because it's fairly low acid.
I saw something on the net about adding apple juice. Does that help? OR has anyone tried mixing watermelon with some other fruit....thinking strawberries...or peaches...those are in season here now.

Any thoughts?
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I already baked it. I think I will use the grocery bag idea though.
I'm sure it will turn out great.

My mom and grandma canned pie filling, but I only used the canned filling they gave me for cobblers. I tend to make enough pies throughout the summer to always have them on hand when needed.
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I've read not to can on an induction stove. Has anyone tried it??
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