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Old 11-08-2018, 11:37 AM
 
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what about pie filling. Let us say 'cherriy pie filling' for an example. Wouldn't that be almost the same as buying a jar of jam. Accept it might be better because there would be real cherries in it and the jar of jam wouldn't have whole cherries but only ground up bits that one always wonders if it is really cherry jam. Any other ideas?
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:46 AM
 
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It wouldn't be very spreadable but then I like the real stuff in my jam anyway. I think it's a good idea - probably not that different from a fruit-filled pastry. I suppose one could use any pie filling, like apple or peach, berries, too.

When I make strawberry jam, I only halve the strawberries so that the berries are still recognizable. I guess if you wanted it more spreadable, you could mash it a bit.

Not getting carried away and piling on half the can would be my only problem! Self control and all that.
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Old 11-08-2018, 02:00 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Pie filling has less sugar and more fruit than jam. It is thickened with cornstarch, which breaks down instead of pectin, which doesnt.

But there is absolutely no reason you couldn't spread fruit pie filling on your toast instead of jam. Just be aware it won't last as long in the refrigerator. Use it within days, unlike jam which is good for months in the fridge.
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Old 11-08-2018, 02:26 PM
 
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Eagle Brand Milk! Yum! When my boys were younger, I'd open a can, pour some into dishes and they'd dip their toast into it. Of course I had to sample it sometimes too

I used to make a similar mixture for their toast and pancakes: Brown sugar mixed with a bit of canned milk, heated in a small pan on the stove until the sugar was melted and the mixture turned a beautiful golden caramel colour.

We called it "stuff" "Mom, can you make some Stuff"?
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Old 11-08-2018, 03:38 PM
 
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Now you're taking me back. I never thought of spreading it on toast or pancakes but my mom used to bake the Eagle Brand Milk in the can and then slice it. She'd serve it with a slice of pineapple. I can't handle dairy products - never could - but I still had to have a taste. Food of the gods!

You've given me an idea. I can tolerate goat milk but don't like the strong flavor. I'll have to try mixing it with brown sugar and cooking it down. "Stuff" works for me and forever more that will be its name in my house too.

Thanks for the inspiration.
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Old 11-09-2018, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Now you're taking me back. I never thought of spreading it on toast or pancakes but my mom used to bake the Eagle Brand Milk in the can and then slice it. She'd serve it with a slice of pineapple. I can't handle dairy products - never could - but I still had to have a taste. Food of the gods!

You've given me an idea. I can tolerate goat milk but don't like the strong flavor. I'll have to try mixing it with brown sugar and cooking it down. "Stuff" works for me and forever more that will be its name in my house too.

Thanks for the inspiration.
Woops, I forgot to add that I put some butter into the pan also.
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Old 11-09-2018, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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what about pie filling. Let us say 'cherriy pie filling' for an example. Wouldn't that be almost the same as buying a jar of jam. Accept it might be better because there would be real cherries in it and the jar of jam wouldn't have whole cherries but only ground up bits that one always wonders if it is really cherry jam. Any other ideas?

What's your concern or goal here?

If you buy the jams that are listed as only having the fruit as contents, then it's all fruit jam...no additives.
All Fruit...not as sweet as prepared jam that has added sugar and other odd stuff.
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Old 11-10-2018, 06:27 AM
 
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Please read the ingredient list on canned pie filling.
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Old 11-10-2018, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Honey/butter/cinnamon-(and then tweak with other spices such as nutmeg)
Use direct on toast or slice apples thin and slather, then toaster oven.

Plain ol applesauce with a top of cinnamon sugar.

Maple sugar crumbs on butter.

I wouldn't even attempt strawberry jam, a woman up the road in TN started making and selling jams that are better than any I have ever tasted. Some people just have the gift.
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