And so I have discovered, after my own speculation, that I did not use a correct ingredient in my canned Apple Pie Filling! I suck!
I had 'Sure-Jel' and the recipe called for 'ClearJel' -- same thing, right? Umm not so much :( As I have come to find, 'Sure-Jel' is a pectin (used in jams, jellies etc) and 'Clear Jel' is a form of starch used in canning...and is what I should have used!
I don't think it will affect the 7 quarts I made & slaved over, but now I know for next time and I will have to test one of the incorrect creations tonight in a pie ;)