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Raspberry Pie Filling

Can your own raspberry pie filling easily at home for a wide variety of dessert options all year long.

These homemade raspberry preserves are a wonderful option and change from the traditional jam.

2 jars of raspberry pie filling sitting behind a wooden bowl full of fresh raspberries with text overlay.

Quick & Easy

This recipes uses clearjel for a thick and wonderful consistency. I know, grandma probably used flour in her canned pie fillings. However, flour isn’t approved for home canning and can have finicky results.

Use the clearjel for wonderful and safe pie filling results every single time.

Making the actual pie filling is quick and easy – it will take longer for the water to boil in the canner than it will to make the filling.

12 Ounce Jars

I used the 12-ounce jelly jars to can this recipe for ease. However, one could absolutely do it in pint or even half-pint jars.

The various sizes would be perfect for a wide variety of uses, more about that below.

2 jars of raspberry pie filling sitting behind a wooden bowl full of fresh raspberries

How to Serve & Use

Of course, use raspberry pie filling for pie. Use two 12 ounce jars for a 9 inch pie.

Other ideas include:

  • Serving on top of ice cream
  • Substitute the cranberry sauce in these bars with raspberry pie filling
  • Using it as a dessert sauce on plain cakes
  • Mixing a bit into plain yogurt
  • Make this gluten free tart with raspberry instead of apple filling
  • Fill dessert crepes
  • Top french toast, pancakes, or waffles
  • Stir a bit into oatmeal
  • Mix into frosting for a raspberry filling
  • Add some to the blender with ice cream for a milkshake
  • Use it as a filling for thumbprint cookies

An Amazing Gift

Jars of this make for amazing gifts. Even for the non-bakers on your gift list. Simply label and include a list of ideas for use, based on what you know the family enjoys.

Yield: 4 - 12 ounce Jars

Raspberry Pie Filling

2 jars of raspberry pie filling sitting behind a wooden bowl full of fresh raspberries

Preserve raspberries in an easy to make pie filling perfect for desserts of all kind.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Canning Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 1/4 Cups Sugar
  • 2/3 Cups Clearjel
  • 2 Cups Cold Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 7 Cups Fresh Raspberries


  1. Get a boiling water canner ready, so that the water is boiling.
  2. Prepare jars, lids, rings.
  3. In a saucepan, whisk together the Clearjel and sugar. Add the water and whisk to combine.
  4. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly.
  5. Add the lemon juice and boil for 1 minute. Again, stir constantly.
  6. Quickly fold in the raspberries and again bring the mixture to a boil, stirring gently and frequently.
  7. Remove from heat and ladle into prepared jars. Leave 1 inch headspace. Remove any air bubbles.
  8. Wipe rims, place lids and rings on jars.
  9. Process in a boiling water canner for 30 minutes (adjusting for elevation).
  10. Remove from canner, allow to cool. Check seals and remove rings to store in the pantry. Store any unsealed jars in the refrigerator and use up within in a week.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1/4 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 118Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 5gSugar: 24gProtein: 1g

We try our best but cannot guarantee that nutrition information is 100% accurate.

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Rhonda Jobson

Tuesday 18th of October 2022

How shelf stable is this recipe?

Kathie Lapcevic

Wednesday 19th of October 2022

Properly canned, it should last at least a year.

Kay Beall

Monday 26th of September 2022

I tried the raspberry filling and it worked but have a question. Do we really need 2/3 cup of clear jel? It was really really thick. Would 1/3 cup be suffient? Thank you Kay Beall

Kathie Lapcevic

Tuesday 27th of September 2022

I suppose you could try - this is one of those things were juiciness of the berries may play a part. It shouldn't be a concern safety wise, so you should be able to reduce it and see what happens.


Wednesday 29th of July 2020

Hi Kathy, We've got a couple more weeks before wild raspberries are ripe here in AK, but I'm going to give this a try - it looks so tasty!

If I want to reduce the number of seeds could I precook some of the berries and smoosh them through a sieve before adding to the main pot?

Can I use the same recipe ratios for other berries?

Thanks for all the wonderful recipes - seems like I'm cooking, fermenting or making something from your blog 3-4 times a week!

Kathie Lapcevic

Wednesday 29th of July 2020

I don't see why you couldn't precook and sieve to remove seeds - the texture will be different naturally but I don't think bad in anyway - less whole berries. I haven't tested it but I can't imagine why the ratio would be different for other berries, I'd sure do it that way myself. And thank you for trying my recipes and letting me know about it. I so appreciate your feedback and interaction.


Wednesday 29th of July 2020

What altitude are you?

Kathie Lapcevic

Wednesday 29th of July 2020

The canning instructions are written for up to 1,000 feet just like any canning recipe would normally be done. I'm actually at a little over 3,000 feet so I processed the jars for 40 minutes.

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